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Suitable for:       A What does this mean?

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.

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.
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    You will learn
    • The main features of the Housing & Planning Bill 2016
    • Legal challenges to welfare reform
    • Allocation discretion – Jakimaviciute and homelessness case law – Nzolameso, Haile, Hotak – changes to policy, procedure and practice
    • Other statute having an impact, ie, the Consumer Rights Act 2015, the Deregulation Act 2015
    • Other statute that should mean another agency taking responsibility, ie, the Care Act 2014
    • Other recent case law with implications for housing management: succession, joint to sole tenancies, etc
    • How to respond to potential legal challenges such as the Human Rights Act 1998 post-Pinnock, the Equality Act 2010 post-Akerman-Livingston.

    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.
  • Our trainer

    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.

We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.

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