Paul Rotherham

Paul Rotherham

Tel: 0753 202 8614

Email: prs@rothers.f9.co.uk

I have worked for Sheffield City Council for 38 years and the day of the next network is my first day as an independent expert witness/property surveyor.

I have represented Sheffield City Council on the Steering Group of the HMO Network for about 10 years, and in that time I have run a conference and been the link officer for a conference.

Both Sheffield conferences, the last in the old format with workshops and the last conference in the new format proved to be very successful.

I regularly contribute to Government consultations on behalf of the Council and will continue to do so as an independent surveyor.

I have always recognised that there are two sides to every argument.  As an expert witness, largely called in to represent the Council, has always allowed me to see the landlords perspective, which is something that many enforcers lack.  It has allowed me to take sensible decisions and I have settled most of Sheffield’s appeals to the FTT out of court.

I am sure that as an independent i will still be able to be an effective member of steering group.