The course material includes a more recent training webinar to bring you up to date.
If so – these recordings have essential information for your work!
Dean is a barrister from Cornerstone Barristers in London
Richard is MD at London Property Licensing
Tara is a barrister from Cornerstone Barristers in London
David is a solicitor and partner at JMW Solicitors
David is the Director of Enforcement at Waltham Forest LBC
Sarah is a solicitor at Anthony Gold Solicitors
Six talks on important HMO issues were delivered by our experts:
Find out more by clicking the green headings below – they should open up so you can see the talk info and speakers picture.
The HMO Day was opened by Solicitor and MD of Landlord Law, Tessa Shepperson with a brief introduction.
Our first talk was with housing barrister and HMO expert Dean Underwood of Cornerstone Barristers Chambers in London. In this talk he explained what exactly are HMOs under the Housing Act 2004, and when they require a licence.
Richard Tacagni runs London Property Licensing and specialises in helping landlords with their HMO Licence applications (as well as doing 'expert witness' work). This talk will be a very useful guide to help you avoid expensive mistakes when making your license application.
This talk was with Tara O'Leary, a housing barrister from Cornerstone Chambers. Here she looked at local authorities' powers to charge for licence applications, and when these can be challenged by landlords.
This talk was taken by solicitor David Smith, a partner with JMW Solicitors. David is well known as an HMO expert. In this talk, he discussed the management of HMO properties and the regulations that ALL HMO landlords must comply with - whether or not a license is required.
This talk was delivered by David Beach who is director of enforcement at Waltham Forest London Borough Council. In this talk, David looked at how you can avoid licensing and enforcement under the 2004 Act. So an important talk!
Sometimes you will not want to accept the decision of your local authority - for example as regards refusal or a license or the conditions imposed. What can you do then? The answer is to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal. In this talk, solicitor Sarah Cummins of Anthony Gold Solicitors looked at rights, practice and procedure with HMO related appeals.
The day ended with a lively Q&A session where delegates put their questions to the speakers.
The course material also includes the recording of a training webinar from July 2021 with HMO barrister Dean Underwood discussing recent case law on Rent Repayment Orders, plus information on the subsequent decision in the case of Rakusen v. Jepson.
Relevant and credible subject matter experts - well balanced between the key HMO dimensions of poachers and gamekeepers.
Landlord Law HMO training day has been an excellent opportunity to hear from a range of experts in this specialist field. The detailed information was delivered in a very clear and concise manner and questions readily discussed. I would recommend this course to everyone involved with HMO properties.
I wasn’t sure if I was meeting all the criteria for management of my large Hmo and agents kept trying to frighten me. I can safely say I only need to add more frequent inspections and I’m all set. Feeling very empowered and know I know where to find all the knowledge I need in future.
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