Why The Affordable Housing Industry Worries About Fitness for Human Habitation

In light of the recent 2nd phase implementation of the Homes Fitness for Human Habitation legislation, that bought all existing tenancies under the legislation from the 20th March we have brought together a panel of 3 industry experts to give us their views and responses to  some questions we hope you find of interest.

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Alastair Thorpe

With over 12 years experience in the renewable and heating industries, Alastair is Switchee's Commercial Director. Prior to joining Switchee, Alastair worked as Sales Director for heating and renewable company Vaillant, where he managed a sales team devoted to the social housing market in the UK.


Michele Glazebrook

Michele Glazebrook is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with some 35 years’ experience in housing related matters both as an enforcement officer in Local Government and, for the last 25 years, in private practice providing expert witness services in Disrepair, Statutory Nuisance and HMO consultancy.


Iain Wightwick

Iain Wightwick is a specialist property lawyer, with particular interest in landlord and tenant, especially social housing. Iain represents many local authorities, housing associations and other social landlords, limited companies and private individuals, mostly in County and High Court claims.


Michael McGowan

Michael has over a decade of client side experience working across all Asset areas in affordable housing. He currently leads the Sustainability function within Riverside’s Asset Services department including a Technical Surveying team, managing and mitigating the risk of disrepair to customers’ homes.

What Risk Does Fitness For Human Habitation Pose?

In our free to download white paper, we have focused on what the Homes Act (2018) is and what its purpose is. We dive deep into the legislation, as well as what can be done to mitigate any potential risks created by the legislation.