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.
- Fire safety
- Financial implications
- Guidance on communicating with residents
- Legal remedies
Charlotte Collins, Solicitor, Devonshires
Kerri Harrison, Solicitor, Devonshires
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