This conference will look at some of the topical issues facing housing providers in Wales.
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Registration and coffee
Welcome and introduction from Bethan Gladwyn
Disrepair – Rhodri Thomas
Disrepair is on the rise. As well as an overview of some of the fundamental legal principles and litigation pitfalls this session will also provide practical tips to minimise the risk of having to pay compensation.
‘Renting Homes’ roundup – Rebecca Rees
With the anticipated commencement date only a year away what do landlords need to be thinking about and what work needs to be done to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. We will also look at recent consultations.
Coffee and networking
Anti-social social media – Rhodri Thomas
A practical look at how the use of social media and apps have shaped the way in which we not only investigate anti-social behaviour but how it occurs in the first place. The session will be jam packed with specific examples from our recent cases to provide a flavour of the usefulness or otherwise of this type of evidence.
Case law update – Bethan Gladwyn
The ever popular session providing a scintillating insight into the highlights of 2017.
Lunch and networking
‘The rise of the Twitterati: When does it go too far?’- Tracey Singlehurst-Ward
Social media platforms and the internet have provided a platform for voices to express their views freely, but when does that freedom of expression become something unlawful? Now that the Defamation Act 2013 has settled in we take a look at the rise in cases of sensationalist bloggers and tweeters, and the duties and abilities of Housing Associations particularly to protect themselves and their employees.
Coffee and networking
Care, well-being and housing providers – Sarah Salmon
A look at some issues in social services law that housing providers may have to deal with either because of defences to claims or in day-to-day management of housing stock.
Questions and closing remarks
Wednesday 22 November 2017
9am to 4.30pm
Vale Hotel, Cardiff
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