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12 October 2020 | Comment | Article by Richard Macphail

HJ Housing Week | 23-29 November 2020

We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our annual Housing Law Conference, by hosting a week-long series of free online events, HJ Housing Week. Our Housing Law Conference regularly attracts hundreds of delegates from housing associations and local authorities. And this year, our focus is widening to cover a broader range of interests relevant to a much larger audience of housing professionals. #HJhousing week will take place during 23-29 November and is completely free of charge.

Whether you’re a Chief Executive wanting to understand a new area outside your expertise to inform your strategic decision-making, are new to the sector and want to broaden your skill set, or about to embark on a career in housing, #HJhousingweek has something for you. Across the 7 days, there will be a series of webinars, podcasts, videos and blogs focusing on Housing Management, Development, Finance, HR, and Health and Safety amongst others – with guest speakers from organisations including Community Housing Cymru, Gambit Corporate Finance and Knight Frank.

HJ Housing week kicks off with our annual Housing Law Conference – an interactive virtual Zoom event, hosted by our Housing Management team. It will cover the impact of COVID-19 on residential tenancies and an interactive discussion on empty properties.

Other webinars, podcasts, articles, and videos throughout the week will tackle subjects including access for repairs, GDPR, Japanese knotweed, disrepair, equality and diversity, the future use of spaces, public to public contracts and financing and refinancing.

Commenting ahead of the week-long festival, Richard Macphail, Partner and Head of the Social Housing team said:

These are challenging times for the social housing sector and we wanted to make the most of our 20th year of hosting this event to support and enrich a much wider audience of housing professionals. By embracing new technology, we’ve been able to put together a comprehensive programme and resources for those working in the sector to use at their convenience. We hope it will enhance people’s understanding of the latest legal updates, help shape policy and best practice and anticipate what might be on the horizon for the future.

Author bio

As Head of Social Housing and Partner in the Commercial Property team, Richard acts for a wide range of clients and advises on all aspects of commercial property law in both private and public sectors. He is known for quality of service and his ability to apply technical legal expertise with a practical and commercial focus.

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