With the residential letting market continuing to perform relatively well, a panel of experts will take a “nuts and bolts” look at the law.
After attending this conference delegates will understand:
• the grounds of possession
• procedural issues on eviction
• repairs and housing standards
• HMO licensing
• the law relating to rents
• the local authority powers to tackle antisocial behaviour
This timely and comprehensive conference will be of essential interest to all who advise on residential leasing matters.
Shirley Evans is in the Property Litigation team at Anderson Strathern. She gained her initial experience of dealing with housing repairs issues whilst a solicitor within the in-house legal team at Glasgow City Council pricipally defending dampness actions. She has over 20 years experience providing advice to various local authorities, a large number of registered social landlords and private and commercial clients on a wide variety of aspects of Landlord and Tenant law, Housing, Property and Commercial Litigation both within the Sheriff Courts and Court of Session. She has practical working experience in all tenures with regard to the law of repairs and has provided training on obligations and rights in relation to repairs to various clients under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988, the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 and on the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 in relation to the new HMO licensing regime, the repairing standards and enforcement action by local authorities.
Fiona Greer is an Associate with TC Young. She specialises in residential tenancy law, advising and representing clients both in the private and public sector on a variety of housing management issues such as recovery of possession, succession to tenancies, repairs, antisocial behaviour and debt recovery.
Nick McKerrellhas been a lecturer in Law at Glasgow Caledonian University for over a decade having completed his doctorate at Glasgow University. As a public lawyer he runs one of the few Housing Law Courses available on the LLB in Scotland. The dynamic nature of the topic requires him to keep a keen eye on current developments.
John Morrison is a Legal Manager with Glasgow City Council. His main client is Glasgow Community and Safety Services Ltd., the arms length company with responsibility for community safety within Glasgow. He advises on ASBOs and private landlord registration issues in particular. John has substantial experience in civil procedure and housing law, including antisocial housing evictions and obtained the first ASBO for an RSL in Scotland when he was seconded to the GHA.
Peter Robson is a Professor of Social Welfare Law at The University of Strathclyde and a solicitor. Peter is Chair of WESLO Housing Management (a charitable housing company), is a past Chair of the national housing charity, SHELTER and is a part-time Judge in the Appeals Service dealing with Disability Appeals. Peter’s major interests include Housing Law and Social Security Law. He was Editor of Scottish Housing Law News from 1987 and joint editor of Scottish Housing Law Reports. Peter has generally published in the areas of housing, poverty, disability and more recently law and popular culture. He is the author of Scottish Housing Law (Dundee University Press). Residential Tenancies, which Peter has recently updated with Andrew Vennard, will appear during 2012.