Hear from Bethan Gladwyn, Head of Housing Management at Hugh James, and Will Henson from Community Housing Cymru and the growing concerns around disrepair claims
Concerns around the increasing frequency of disrepair claims against housing associations and local authorities have been mounting. This is particularly significant as when the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force, it includes provisions around a home’s “fitness for human habitation”.
Our social housing clients always keep the welfare of tenants at the heart of everything they do and have concerns that many vulnerable tenants are actively being encouraged to take unnecessary legal action. Working with Community Housing Cymru, our Partner and Head of Housing Management, Bethan Gladwyn, discusses this issue with Will Henson, Policy & External Affairs Manager, to explore how the sector can best protect itself against these claims.
Will discusses the findings of Community Housing Cymru’s sector-wide disrepair survey which has helped gauge the extent of the problem and navigate possible solutions, including a best practice guide.