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Introduction

This webinar will explore the intricate interwoven relationship between mental health and hoarding.

Hoarding will be put into context so that the provisions in the Care Act 2014 and the Equality Act 2010, amongst other statutory provisions, can be properly considered.

It is the perfect opportunity to understand how to carry out an eviction and what the pitfalls are when there is a tenant suffering from a relevant mental illness. It will also explore what safeguards are in place or to be aware of when considering or defending any action brought against someone who is hoarding.

This webinar is a must for local authorities, housing associations, landlords and those who represent vulnerable tenants.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • What is hoarding?
    • What hoarding encompasses
    • Symptoms and mental illness
    • Self-neglect
    • Legal powers - generally
  • Impact of hoarding:
    • Family conflict
    • Legal powers relating to young children - The Children Act 1989 & police powers
  • Animal hoarding
    • What to look for
    • Types of animal hoarding: rescue hoarder, exploiter, and caregiver
    • Legal provisions - Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Hoarding & The Environmental Health Act 1990, Housing Act 2004 & related statutory provisions:
    • Housing Act 2004 - Assessment, courses of action, and injunction
    • Prevention of damage by Pests Act 1949
  • How and when to use injunctions and The Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2014
  • Hoarding & possession
    • Notices
    • Grounds for possession against assured or secure tenants
    • Defences
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The relationship between the Care Act 2014 and hoarding
    • Obtaining a diagnosis
    • Health and Wellbeing Boards
    • Hoarding assessments

This webinar was recorded on 10th November 2021

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