2. Residential Tenancies Half-day Conference
Date:
Wednesday 06 September 2017
Time:
09:30am - 01:20pm
Speaker:
Andrew Cowan, Prof. Peter Robson, Adrian Stalker and Jim Bauld
Seminar Details:

With the most significant changes to the law governing private tenancies in decades being introduced by the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 the Royal Faculty is to hold a Conference which will examine those changes already in place and changes in the pipeline.


Conference Topics:

The extended jurisdiction of the first tier tribunal and letting agent registration (Andrew Cowan)

The new scheme for private housing tenancies under the Private Housing Tenancies (Scotland) Act 2016 (Prof. Peter Robson)

Eviction cases under the 2016 Act (Adrian Stalker)

The transition to the new tenancy (Jim Bauld)


Conference Speakers:

Jim Bauld (Partner, TC Young) – has specialised in Scottish tenancy law since 1994 and has over 30 years litigation experience in Sheriff Courts. He has been appointed as a legal member of the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber). Jim has also been involved in Scottish government working groups which have dealt with a variety of proposals which have resulted in significant changes to housing law and practice. He is also co-author of the CIH publication on “Suspending Housing Applicants – a Practical Guide”.

Andrew Cowan (Managing Partner, TC Young) – Andrew Cowan is TC Young’s Managing Partner and head of the litigation team. With over 25 years’ experience of civil work, landlord and tenant rights. He is also a legal member of the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber). Andrew has also been involved as a member of the Mental Health Tribunals Scotland since its inception.

Prof. Peter Robson (University of Strathclyde) – teaches Housing Law at the University of Strathclyde and has written a number of books in the field of housing including Housing Law in Scotland (2011) and Residential Tenancies (3rd ed. 2012). Between 1984 and 2005 he was Chair of Shelter (Scotland). He is currently Chair of WESLO housing, a charitable social landlord providing housing and housing services in West Lothian.

Adrian Stalker (Westwater Advocates) – was a solicitor in private practice between 1992 and 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was the principal solicitor for Shelter Scotland. He is also the author of the book "Evictions in Scotland" and writes a regular "Housing Law Update" column for the SCOLAG legal journal. He has also chaired the Government’s Repossession Group, the report of which led to the introduction of the new statutory code for mortgage repossessions of residential properties.


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