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The Housing Act 2004 Chapter 2 of Part 4 made provision for local housing authorities to take over responsibility for the management of residential premises that have been empty for at least six months (with some exemptions). The aim of Empty Dwelling Management Orders (EDMOs) is to bring empty private sector property back into use.
The law relating to the service of EDMOs is contained in sections 133-138 of the 2004 Act and associated Regulations. The Housing (Empty Dwelling Management Orders) (Prescribed Exceptions and Requirements) (England) Order 2006, came into force on 6 April 2006, setting out the procedures local authorities must comply with in seeking approval from a Residential Property Tribunal to make an interim EDMO.
On 7 January 2011 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (CLG), Eric Pickles, announced an intention to restrict the use of EDMOs and reference was made to this in the Coalition Government’s Housing Strategy (Laying the Foundations) but nothing has happened on this as yet.
The course aims
The course is practical in its orientation and is of relevance to anyone working in housing or related fields, particularly strategic housing and enforcement functions, who need to understand the best way to bring empty properties back into use. Given the shortage of housing supply, this essential training for practitioners and managers is delivered by Dr Stephen Battersby and John Bryson, both experienced trainers with many years experience of housing, urban renewal and use of the law to achieve positive housing outcomes.
Competence - The Housing RDNA
RHE Housing course content is developed with reference to the Core Regulatory Skills and Technical Competencies required by the LBRO RDNA competence frameworks. For more information go to http://www.bis.gov.uk/brdo/resources/competency or contact email@example.com.
Online benefits from RHE
RHE supplies Regulatory Information and Management Systems (RIAMS), delivering housing information, publications, documents and procedures, British Standards and Statutory Notices.
Delegates will receive two weeks free access to Housing resources on the RIAMS information portal (www.riams.org). Here delegates can reference and supplement their training with our extensive library of documents and procedures for private rented sector housing enforcement. Led by Dr Stephen Battersby, the RIAMS Housing resources are produced by some of the top Housing experts in the UK.
Dr Battersby also delivers the UK Housing Professionals Forum www.rhenvironmental.co.uk/index.php/forums/housing/login, a free resource, detailing RPT decisions and Housing Policy.
Certificates of attendance will be awarded to participants. This course qualifies for 5 hours and 45 minutes of CPD.
A 10% discount is available if there is more than one delegate from your organisation attending, provided that all places are booked at the same time.
Cost per person
£150.00 (+VAT) Public sector
£200.00 (+VAT) Private sector
Includes lunch, refreshments and access to online delegate resources before and after the event.