Victoria Smith and Lee Russell will be providing an overview of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act’s impact on both disrepair and fitness for human habitation claims. They will be looking at the new fitness obligations placed on community landlords and how to navigate a claim made by a contract holder in accordance with the Pre-Action Protocol of Housing Disrepair Cases (Wales). They will also be looking at reports published by the Housing Ombudsman in England.
Lee Russell, Partner, Housing Management & Property Litigation
Lee was one of the first solicitors to qualify as part of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s fully qualifying law degree. He was one of the youngest qualifying solicitors at the time.
Lee advises on all aspects of housing management and property litigation, regularly advising private organisations, land owners, developers, investors, charities, local authorities and some of the largest providers of social housing in the United Kingdom.
Victoria Smith, Solicitor, Housing Management & Property Litigation
Vicky act for landlords in both England and Wales, advising on a wide range of housing matters.
Vicky has expertise on the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, advising on changes introduced by the Act and what they mean for landlords. Vicky specialises in disrepair, fitness for human habitation and EPA claims. She also advises landlords in relation to Housing Ombudsman matters, to include updating and drafting policies and procedures.