Relationship breakdown and housing

The end of a relationship is often a difficult and stressful time. This course aims to clarify how property and family rights overlap, suggest landlord options and how to advise those going through relationship breakdown

Relationship breakdown and housing

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand property and occupation rights and their legal basis
  • Be clear about family home rights of tenants who are married, in a Civil Partnership, cohabiting, lesbian/gay, friends or relatives
  • Appreciate the differences between sole and joint tenancies when relationship breakdown occurs
  • Be able to outline good practice in resolving who should hold the tenancy
  • Recognise the options when domestic violence is involved
  • Have considered their organisation’s policy on relationship breakdown.

Who should attend:

Everyone who has to deal with relationship breakdown in their organisation.

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.