For Lawyers


This a pre recorded video covering the basis issues in Housing Conditions Cases 

£75.00 including video. slides and 30 min Q & A via Zoom

Causes of Action

Contractual obligations

What is disrepair

Notice - how and when?

Fitness for Human Hbitation




WEBINAR 12th January 2023 - Litigating Housing Conditions Cases

A date for your diary is my Webinar on 12th January 2023 at 12.00 on

Litigating Housing Conditions – Practice and Procedure looking at

·       Issuing claims

·       Identifying the correct party

·       Disclosure

·       Getting the pleadings right

·       Allocation

·       Tomlin Orders

·       Enforcement

The fee in 2023 will be £75 per firm with no limit on numbers

Let me know if you want to book a slot


Updated Webinar - 16th December 2022 12.00 - 13.30

This updated webinar follows on from my presentation in June 2022 and explores the remedies available to tenants whose home suffers from condensation and mould.

The price is £75 per firm with no limit on numbers.

It will take place by Zoom and includes sides and a recording.

email to reserve a slot.

Introduction to Housing and Landlord and Tenant Law

Introduction to Housing and Landlord and Tenant Law

For Housing Conditions Practitioners

20th October 2022 

12.00 - 13.30


In this session we will look at Landlord and Tenant and other areas of Housing Law that impact on Housing Conditions Cases. This will include –

1.       What is a tenancy? – Tenancy or licence? Temporary accommodation.

2.       Rent arrears, set-off and defence to possession claims

3.       Landlords’ rights of access to carry out works

4.       Common law covenants

5.       Express covenants

6.       Revenge evictions

7.       Harassment and unlawful eviction

8.       Homelessness – duties of local authorities, provision of   accommodation,

9.       Local authority powers and duties

The price is £65 per firm with no limit on numbers.

Email me to reserve a slot.



Costs and Housing Conditions

Webinar – 21st September 2022

12.00 – 14.00

Costs and Housing Conditions Cases


Cost - £75.00 per firm for unlimited numbers


On 21st September 2022 I am presenting a wide-reaching webinar on the subject of Costs and Housing Conditions cases.

This will be a 2 hour presentation and fall into 2 parts.

Part 1

Standard Costs

Pre-issue costs

Enforcement of pre-issue settlements

Part 36 offers

Post issue settlements

Tomlin Orders

To bill or not to bill


Part 2

Fixed recoverable costs

Closer by the day – when?

Likely bands and HDR

Preparing for FRC – start planning now

What changes do we need to introduce?

What about disbursements

What about counsel?


To book a place email




Housing Conditions Training

I offer several in-house training courses on Housing Conditions Cases –

An Introduction to Housing Conditions Cases

Litigating and Settling Housing Conditions Cases

Fitness for Human Habitation

Quantum in Housing conditions cases

These are half day courses. Prices are negotiable depending on numbers.

These courses are aimed at practitioners with some litigation experience but who are looking to take on these cases in the future.

In the first course we explore basic principles such as the repairing duties of landlords (and tenants), what do we mean by ‘repair’, fitness for human habitation, remedies and quantum.

In the second course we look a the relevant protocol, expert evidence, issuing proceedings inc injunctions, witness statements and quantum in detail.

The'fitness' course focusses on the new duties created by s9A Landlord and /tenant Act 1985 and paricularly, the meaning of fitness for human habitation.

I also provide ongoing consultancy support in these cases. This can be a one off agreement to review a single case or a regular monthly retainer depending on that is needed. This includes screening of new cases, drafting letters, reviewing protocol responses, discussing problems...

Here are some comments a recent webinar –

“Another brilliant webinar from Steve Cornforth on Housing Conditions Cases this morning. Steve has the bizarre skill of making legal discussions interesting.”

Fantastic webinar Steve, very informative!

“… thanks for the great HDR course today. Very helpful and informative.

“…Excellent webinar very informative and helpful.”