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Suitable for:       I 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/workshop 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 

    • How the Localism Act 2011 and Housing & Planning Act 2016 are impacting, especially fixed term tenancies
    • Choice Based Lettings and recent homelessness case law should have changed policy and procedure and practice
    • The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
    • Other law having an impact ie Equality Act 2010
    • Where other agencies have legal duties
    • Other recent case law with implications for housing management ie succession, joint to sole tenancies etc
    • How to respond to potential legal challenges.

    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.

  • Testimonials
    • “It was very good I learnt a lot and felt involved throughout.”

    • “This is my second course with this trainer and he is excellent! Great knowledge, interactive and easy to understand.”

      Castles and Coasts Housing Association
    • “It was very interesting and informative I certainly learnt a lot and it is extremely useful with my new job role”


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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