9.20am – 9.30am Registration and Coffee
9.30am - 9.40am Introduction to course and delegates
9.40am – 10.10am How to Look at a House: The methodology of inspecting a house in a systematic manner, recording information and writing reports, insurance and personal safety. Philip Moxon, Independent Environmental Health Consultant
10.10am – 10.20am Questions and Discussion
10.20am – 10.30am Break (Tea and Coffee provided)
10.40am – 12.00pm An Introduction to the Legislation: The Housing Act 2004 including the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, HMO Licensing, and gas safety. Phil Moxon, Independent Environmental Health Consultant
12.00pm - 12.35pm Best Practice in Housing Standards: The LACORS Fire Guide and Electrical Inspection Certification. Phil Moxon, Independent Environmental Health Consultant
12.35pm - 1.10pm Assessing Properties for Potential Management and Letting: What to consider. Tony Vyse, Development Manager, Unipol Student Homes
1.10pm – 1.55pm Lunch (provided)
1.55pm – 3.30pm Visit to two occupied shared student houses- in preparation for compiling a report
3.30pm - 4.00pm Analysis and Report Preparation: Groups prepare reports on their visits (tea and coffee will be available during this session).
4.00pm - 4.20pm Report Back: A rapporteur from each group gives a resume of their report allowing each group to compare their views with others.
4.20pm – 4.40pm Questions and Concluding Remarks
This recently revised one day training course provides practical information and expert guidance on how to inspect and assess a student house.
This ‘hands on’ course provides information on:
the methodology required to inspect a house and how to get about it
what to record
hazard identification and outcomes
ensuring that licensing standards under the Housing Act 2004 are met
The day will also inform of the skills required to make an assessment of the suitability of houses for student occupancy and enable those working with private landlords to advise them correctly and with confidence on any course of action required.
Philip holds a first degree and following a period of study from 1967-1971, qualified as an Environmental Health Officer became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in 1972. He is currently a Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, a Member of the Royal Society of Health and a Member of the Institute of Housing. Having over 30 years’ experience as a housing professional, Philip lectures on a number of graduate and undergraduate courses at Birmingham City University and has become a Visiting Fellow to the School of Housing.
Tony Joined Unipol in January 2013 as Senior Housing Management Officer - Technical Services having worked within the building and construction industry for 18 years. In 2015 Tony became the Development Manager for Unipol assessing and enhancing Unipol's property portfolio. Providing support to the housing management team and assist them with technical advice, monitoring and quality assurance.
Cost per delegate
Friends of Unipol Rate - £235
Normal Delegate Rate - £270