Hoarding- Practical and legal remedies
Tuesday 12th, March 2019
9:00 - 11:00
Devonshires Solicitors LLP, 30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT
Free

Hoarding- Practical and legal remedies

Hoarding- Practical and legal remedies

Hoarding is usually a complex problem and the outcome of any interventional action can be unsatisfactory for all parties unless it can be approached appropriately.

There are also serious reputational risks and legal consequences for housing providers who fail to respond effectively when hoarding issues are identified. In past cases there has been widespread media coverage of the difficulties encountered by the emergency services in conducting a rescue.

There are also issues related to adult safeguarding for example poor physical health and wellbeing and neighbour nuisance.
There are also financial implications in hoarding cases including missed gas appointments, disruption to planned replacement programmes, legal costs due to eviction and court action, clearance costs, repairs to property following clearance, long voids, re-let costs and staff time.

Topic Covered

  • Fire safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Financial implications
  • Guidance on communicating with residents
  • Assessments
  • Intervention
  • Legal remedies

Speakers

Charlotte Collins, Solicitor, Devonshires
Kerri Harrison, Solicitor, Devonshires

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact seminars@devonshires.co.uk or call us on 020 7065 1871

 

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