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Improvement Notices & the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber

James McHugh and Morgan Brien examine Improvement Notices in relation to Landlords, Local Authorities and their advisers.

The practical session covers:

  • What improvement notices are
  • The circumstances in which they can be served
  • The technical requirements for service under the relevant provisions
  • The consequences for breach
  • The procedure for appealing improvement notices

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James McHugh

James’ housing practice covers a wide variety of litigation including possession proceedings, anti-social behaviour injunctions, tenancy deposits, unlawful eviction and disrepair. He has a particular interest in cases involving discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

Prior to coming to the bar James worked for a national advice charity and has experience both advising and working with third sector housing providers.

Recent cases he has been involved in include:
• Successfully acting for a tenant challenging a possession claim by a housing authority on the basis that the action was discriminatory under s.15 Equality Act 2010.
• Acting in committal proceedings for a local housing authority against a tenant in breach of an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction where the tenant had been exposing himself to other residents.

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Morgan BrienMorgan Brien

Morgan is a member of the Housing Group in Chambers and his practice covers all aspects of housing law including landlord & tenant disputes, anti-social behaviour, unlawful evictions and disrepair claims.

He has appeared in closure order appeals; injunction applications and committal hearings.

Morgan also has experience of dealing with Housing matters with a criminal and regulatory involvement, including offences relating to improvement notices and houses in multiple occupation.

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