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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is designed to ensure the safety of occupants of buildings by removing any potential hazards within the property. In this podcast, property law expert David Smith from Anthony Gold Solicitors explains when this system will apply, how local authorities conduct HHSRS inspections, the kind of hazards checked for and the enforcement options available. This is essential listening for all property law practitioners advising landlords and tenants.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be familiar with the HHSRS and understand when a council may decide to conduct an HHSRS inspection on a property;
  • Know what HHSRS inspections will cover and how the inspection works;
  • Know how a hazard score is calculated and be familiar with ‘hazard categories’;
  • Understand how the likelihood of accident is assessed;
  • Appreciate what the seriousness of injury score involves and what a hazard score actually means;
  • Understand how the local authority will decide what sort of enforcement to use and the enforcement options;
  • Appreciate the costs associated with HHSRS inspections and enforcement.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
Procedural
Sources and References:

In this podcast property law expert David Smith from Anthony Gold Solicitors discusses the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

Date recorded: 6th August 2012

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