Improving Housing Conditions – Tenants’ Rights to Repair
Poor housing conditions can have a serious negative impact on health and well-being of tenants and their families. Many people working with and supporting tenants have little understanding and knowledge of the rights that tenants have, the landlord obligations and the options available to enforce those rights. This course will give delegates an overview of the rights that tenants have to get repairs carried out. Participants will gain an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of landlords, and potential remedies where these functions are not realised.
This course will include:
- Definition of disrepair and inherent defects
- Contractual rights
- Expressed terms
- Implied duty of repair under Landlord & Tenant Act 1985
- Defective Premises Act 1972
- Environmental Protection Act 1990
- The Housing Health & Safety Rating System
- Renting Homes Act introduction
Who should attend?
Essential knowledge for anyone advising or supporting people in rented accommodation, including support workers, advocates, welfare advisers, housing officers and legal advisers
CPD 5 hours
Trainer – Natasha Vidini