REHIS Southern Centre Event- Private Housing Repair and Enforcement Course
Due to popular demand, the Southern Centre is repeating this course which provides an on-site practical exercise to cover repair defect identification and the available powers that Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) can use to recognise repairs to be effected, with an emphasis on building disrepair and statutory nuisance.
The technical part of the course will be presented by Annie Flint and John Gilbert who are the joint authors of the "Tenement Handbook" published in 1982 and a reference website on housing repairs in tenement buildings, "Under One Roof". John is an accredited conservation architect. He has considerable experience of repairing tenements, particularly pre-1919 stock. Some of his earliest rehab projects were in Govanhill and he specialises in stone built buildings. Annie Flint is a housing consultant, an expert in tenement issues, is co-author of "Common Repair, Common Sense" and a member of Glasgow’s Factoring Commission. She regularly lectures on tenement legislation and the difficulties owners experience in carrying out repairs.
The enforcement options, with emphasis on the statutory nuisance and building defects will be presented by Jim Blair, an EHO with decades of experience in the field of Public Health and Housing and a former lead EHO at both Glasgow City Council and Inverclyde Council.
The discussions will not be restricted to tenements. Other building construction types will be discussed during the course. Day 1 will comprise of an illustrative presentation demonstrating building defects followed by an on-site survey of a tenement within the Paisley area under the supervision of John Gilbert and associates.
Day 2 will consider the reasons for owners failing to repair, use of tenement law, the roles of various bodies involved in the repair process (surveyors, property managers etc.) and legislation available to EHOs to effect repair.
With a mixture of presentations, discussions, and practical demonstration it is hoped that this will prove a valuable two days for all who attend. Participation in the course carries a maximum value of 9½ hours (core activity) for the Institute’s Scheme of Continuing Professional Development.
For more information and booking form please see attached.