Private Rented Sector Forum – Navigating the First-tier Tribunal

Join our January PRS Forum to learn about the role of the First-tier Property Tribunal, and hear officers’ experiences of appearing.

The First-tier Tribunal was established in 2008 to settle disputes fairly and proportionately. Private housing teams appear at the Property Chamber in response to various landlord appeals, including Housing and Planning Act notices, Housing Act Part 1 improvement notices and HMO licensing disputes. In addition, some boroughs take part in tenant Rent Repayment Order hearings.

This forum will look at the role and scope of the Tribunal, hear from officers with experience of navigating the process and discuss how private housing teams can use scant resources to prepare for hearings efficiently.

The event will include speakers, Q&A and a breakout session to share your own approaches and experiences. This session is aimed at mid-level private housing officers. Trading Standards officers who appear at the Tribunal may also find it useful, though note that our focus will be the Property Chamber.


  • Part One - webinar with short presentations from guest speakers and discussion.
  • Part Two – workshop discussion with breakouts to share wider borough and team perspectives.


  • Tim Powell, London Regional Judge, First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
  • David Beach, Director of Enforcement, LB Waltham Forest
  • Pule Chisokwa, Senior Housing Enforcement Officer, LB Redbridge


This event is free to attend thanks to Forum support by the Mayor of London, but places are limited and registration is essential.

  1. Click 'Register now' and fill out the form.
  2. You will receive an email to acknowledge your request to attend (if you don't see it, please check your junk folder). Please note this email is NOT a confirmation of your place.
  3. We'll let you know if you have a place. 

About the PRS Forum

The PRS Forum is a bi-monthly seminar and workshop series for borough housing practitioners focused on improving the lives of private tenant communities. The forum is steered by a GLA and cross-borough advisory group, and delivered by Future of London

28th January 2021 10:00 AM through 11:45 AM
United Kingdom