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Unlawful subletting is a stealthy problem which can escalate and cause significant problems for landlords. Those unlawfully subletting their social housing home will do all they can to avoid detection. Can you be sure you are doing all you can to identify and tackle unlawful subletting?

This course highlights the significant changes implemented by the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 and the powers landlords have to tackle unlawful subletting such as prosecution and the ability to claim the unlawful profits made.

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    This course will cover:
    • Security of tenure
    • The legal framework
    • Identifying other unlawful occupancy
    • The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act provisions
    • Possession methods and procedure
    • The offences caused by unlawful subletting
    • Prevention and detection.
    Please note this course does not cover fraud investigations and prosecutions.
    What you will learn:
    • Tenants’ legal rights
    • ‘Only or principal home’ issues
    • Understanding of unlawful profits orders
    • The effect of unlawful subletting on landlords
    • Data protection implications
    • Joint working
    • How to deal with occupiers.
    Who should attend?

    All staff who are involved in dealing with tenancy management and allocation, including housing officers, housing managers, tenancy management officers, heads of service, and policy officers.

  • Our trainer

    Mel Cant became a Barrister in July 2000 and both prior to and since that time has worked within the housing sector to improve services to the public and providers by providing leadership, practical advice, training, support and guidance in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Mel’s “can do” attitude along with her passion for ensuring equality and fairness for all through outstanding customer service and providing practical solutions has made her a “go to” person within social housing.

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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