Housing law - advanced

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 law - advanced

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 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.

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.