Housing management law update

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 management law update

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. 

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. 

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.