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Housing management law update

  • Type Public training - virtual
  • Venue Virtual training
  • Start 25 Nov 2020 10:00
  • End 25 Nov 2020 16:00


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.

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 Localism Act 2011 effecting housing
  • How Choice Based Lettings and recent homelessness case law should have changed policy, procedure and practice
  • The principal features of other law having an impact ie Equality Act 2010
  • Where other statute should mean another agency taking responsibility
  • Other recent case law with implications for housing management ie succession, joint to sole tenancies etc
  • How to respond to potential legal challenges ie Human Rights Act 1998 post-Pinnock.

Who should attend?

Intermediate   Advanced

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.

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Price per delegate

1 delegate: £275.00 *
2 delegates: £250.00 *
3+: £225.00 *

Members of any HQN network:
1 delegate: £250.00 *
2 delegates: £225.00 *
3+: £200.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT.


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Suitable for staff of all levels


This course will be particularly relevant to members of:

Housing quality network
The Housing Quality Network


Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

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


In-house training

If you’ve got five or more staff interested, our in-house training offers great value for money. Click here for details.