Housing case law update

Common law (ie, the right to ‘quiet enjoyment’) pre-dates statute, although latterly housing practitioners have focused on Parliamentary law such as the Localism Act 2011. However, common law is still evolving and higher case law may interpret statute differently. A good example is how the Human Rights Act 1998 has been applied.

Housing case law update

This training will provide housing staff with a case law update and give delegates the opportunity to discuss how it impacts on their policies, procedures and operational practice.

You will learn:

Our courses are designed to suit the needs of your organisation and tenants, and include:

  • How to stay up to date with ever-changing case law
  • Case law on allocations and homelessness and maladministration findings
  • Case law regarding succession, assignments and joint-to-sole tenancies
  • Case law using mandatory or discretionary grounds for possession and against those with little security of tenure, ie, introductory, demoted and starter tenants
  • Case law overlapping with other kinds of law, ie, criminal, community care, family, mental health or discriminatory
  • Unusual case law which may not have been reported elsewhere
  • How to respond to potential legal challenges.

Who should attend?

  • Housing officers
  • Operational team leaders and middle managers
  • Housing and tenancy enforcement managers and officers
  • Homelessness and allocations/lettings managers and officers
  • Income recovery and collection staff.

Housing case law update

Richard Paris

Legal Richard Paris

Richard Paris has an MA from Queens’ College, Cambridge and a post-graduate Diploma in Housing from LSE. From 1991-93 he was senior research officer at LSE Housing, and has worked for short-life and supported housing agencies, mainstream housing associations and local authorities. He is a freelance housing law specialist with 20 years’ training and development experience undertaking educational training, consultancy, policy and procedure health checks. He specialises in housing law updates, dealing with anti-social behaviour effectively, preventing and controlling rent arrears, do-it-yourself possession proceedings, the law in supported housing and the law on disrepair and best practice.

training track record

HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package, please contact us by emailing training@hqnetwork.co.uk