REHIS Southern Centre Event - Statutory Nuisance with Emphasis on Structural Nuisance

*** This course is now full, but expression of interest in future sessions of the same course and/or addition of your name to a reserve list can be made by e emailing Cameron.mcauley@argyll-bute.gov.uk ***

Delivered through Microsoft Teams over 3 morning sessions

09.30-13.00 on 10, 17 & 24 August 2021

REHIS and MAS Environmental are proud to be able to offer the 2021 Statutory Nuisance course over three consecutive Tuesdays virtually on Microsoft Teams. We have chosen to operate like this to enable delegates to get the most out of the course, ask questions and, crucially, not get “Teams Tired”. Course content has been outlined below:

Session Day 1 - Part I - Background to statutory nuisance assessment and defining what is a nuisance, the boundaries, rules of determination and guidance of the courts. It will include differentiating nuisance and prejudicial to health and the importance of doing this. Part II - Categories of nuisance and how they operate differently for each category along with some of the limitations and powers.

Session Day 2 - Part I - Building defects and what can and cannot fall under statutory nuisance provisions along with the relevant case law and need to avoid English case law despite falling under the same Act. Views of the courts regarding building design and construction versus disrepair and the effect of modern living. Part II - A review of a number of common building defects in both older and modern forms of construction and issues, including sound insulation, ventilation requirements, modern use problems especially mould issues and the relevant statutory nuisance sub-section applicable as well as alternative remedies.    

Session Day 3 - Part I - The duties under the Act on notice service and the format and construction of those notices as well as limitations and common pitfalls. Differences in works and steps notices as opposed to simply abate and the clear statutory guidance almost universally overlooked in relation to their construction. Analysis of the rules helps determine the course of action necessary and what can lead to a successful appeal. Part II - A review of many parts of the sessions covered and also an exercise on the wording of notices in some disrepair situations with a review of solutions.

There will be an electronically searchable pack and question and answer sessions each day. 

The REHIS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme is based on the principle that individuals allocate an amount of time based on their own learning and/or development achieved during an activity.

Participation in this event carries a maximum value of 9 hours (core activity).

***Space will be limited to 25 delegates to ensure there is enough time for questions/work related issues so swift booking is essential!***

The fee is £120 for REHIS members and £180 for non-members – booking is essential.

Cancellation up to 30 July 2021 will incur 25% fee, after which the full fee will be payable. Substitute delegates will be accepted up to 9 August 2021.

REHIS Southern Centre Event - Statutory Nuisance Training

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 10 August, 2021 - 09:30
Event Location: 
Microsoft Teams
Event end date: 
Tuesday, 24 August, 2021 - 13:00
Event type: 

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