In the first of three sessions, David Nuttall and Harry Marriott will be discussing the perennial issue of housing conditions claims. They will be delving into some of the more tricky areas, to assist both sides in preparing the strongest possible cases from an early stage.
David will be bringing his extensive disrepair and dilapidations experience to discuss the true ambit of the s11 repairing obligation, with particular focus on the meaning of “structure”. He will also be looking at the tricky issue of liability where the cause of the disrepair is a third party, such as the occupier of an adjacent flat.
Harry will be considering how best to engage with the Pre-Action Protocol, and looking at how best to ensure favourable costs outcomes, with consideration of offers, allocation and attacking costs claims.
It is hoped that this session will provide useful insights into every stage of a housing conditions claim, from inception to conclusion.