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Roger Barton

Homelessness & Tenancy Fraud Expert

Roger worked for 15 years at a Housing Aid Centre in South East London as a Tenancy Relations Officer until December 2012, dealing with illegal evictions and landlord harassment and also hate crime in the private housing sector.

He specialises in the prevention and prosecution of illegal evictions and tenant harassment, hate crime harassment and other forms of anti social behaviour. Roger has combined this work with a career as a freelance trainer for the last 10 years. He has a degree in Urban Studies from Sussex University with emphasis on Housing and Transport. His background is in local government, public transport, and the Trade Union Movement.

He specialises in a wide area of Housing Law and advice, Homelessness and Housing Options, Health and Safety, criminal investigation procedures, Anti Social Behaviour, supporting witnesses, communication and interpersonal skills, particularly conflict management. He has a wide experience of cases both in Housing and Employment Law up to preparing cases to the Court of Appeal. He has designed a wide variety of courses for a range of organisations including the Metropolitan Police, Chartered Institute of Housing and Shelter.