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Defending disrepair claims seminar

Date
06.09.2017

Time
09:00 - 13:00 TBC

CPD Hours
3

Speakers
Andrew Lane and Zoe Whittington

Fee
Early Bird offer £30+VAT (Until 5th August 2017) / Standard Ticket £40 +VAT

Venue
Cornerstone Barristers, 2-3 Grays Inn Square, London, WC1R 5JH

Aimed at all social landlords, this seminar will provide an overview of the basic principles underlying disrepair claims, and when to defend them.

Andrew Lane and Zoe Whittington of the Cornerstone Housing team will be covering the below programme:

 09:15          Registration (9:15 – 9:30)

09:30          Why do we hate disrepair – an introduction (AL)

09:45           What is disrepair? (ZW)

-         How does it differ from statutory nuisance?

-         Improvements

-         Condensation

-         Edwards v Kumarasamy [2016] UKSC 40

10.15           The early response  & pre-action work

10:45          Refreshments

11:00          How is quantum assessed?

-         Wallace v Manchester City Council (1998) 30 HLR 1111

-         Moorjani v Durban Estates Ltd [2016] 1 WLR 2265

-         Simmons v Castle Uplift

11.45          Other Issues

-         Allocation

-         Experts

-         Limitation and Personal Injury

-         Set-off defences

-         Costs and cost changes

12:15          Q&A

12:30          Finish