Housing management law update

Middle and senior managers rarely attend Housing Law training – apart from short conference workshops. But their knowledge is often dated, maybe based on sector myths and/or they too quickly ask their chosen retained lawyers. Case law is replete with examples of where this approach is found expensively wanting.

Housing management law update

This training will provide such staff with real up-to-date knowledge or statute and case law and the opportunity with others to unravel complex real cases.

You will learn

  • The main features of the Localism Act 2011 effecting housing
  • How Choice Based Lettings and recent homelessness case law should have changed policy, procedure and practice
  • The principal features of other law having an impact ie Equality Act 2010
  • Where other statute should mean another agency taking responsibility
  • Other recent case law with implications for housing management ie succession, joint to sole tenancies etc
  • How to respond to potential legal challenges ie Human Rights Act 1998 post-Pinnock.

Who should attend?

Strategic and operational middle and senior managers across sections dealing with all of the above, including:

  • Policy and procedure staff and those in strategy formation
  • Housing and tenancy enforcement managers
  • Homelessness and allocations / lettings managers
  • Supported housing commissioners and providers
  • Managers from partner agencies whose remit crosses into social housing.

Housing management 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