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Suitable for:       All What does this mean?

In English law, there are some 15 different kinds of tenancy, all with different names, all with different rights and responsibilities and, since the Localism Act 2011, there are minimum two-year fixed-term flexible and affordable rent tenancies. Many people only have a licence (personal permission) to occupy. Confusion reigns and mistakes are all too common when creating, managing and terminating these occupation agreements.

This training will provide a clear understanding of the different kinds of tenancy/licence and how to minimise errors.

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    You will learn:

    • What a ‘licence’ is and who should really have a tenancy
    • Who should get what kind of agreement when first occupying
    • The need for accurate and clear written and verbal agreements with occupiers
    • About fixed-term/flexible and affordable rent tenancies
    • About introductory/starter/assured shorthold/demoted tenancies; how and why reviews are essential
    • How such tenancies default or convert into lifetime secure or assured tenancies
    • The different rights and responsibilities that attach to different kinds of tenancy
    • About common tenancy management issues – assignment, succession, abandonment
    • How to properly end different kinds of tenancy or licence.

    Who should attend?

    Everyone involved in creating, managing or ending different kinds of tenancy or licence, including lettings, sign-up staff, tenancy management and enforcement, arrears staff, supported housing teams and tenancy sustainment staff.

  • 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.

  • Price and booking


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    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

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    If you experience any issues when submitting your booking, please email [email protected] with the name and date of the session along with the delegate name(s), email address(es) and job title(s) and we’ll process the booking for you.

  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.


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