- A better understanding of ASTs including particular issues and features to effectively advise people entering and ending ASTs
- A look at PRPSHs and ASTs after the Localism Act 2011
- Examination of how and when ASTs can be used in the discharge of homelessness duties
- Review of how to achieve homelessness prevention and early housing advice interventions when clients have an AST
- A review of changes to the law in relation to deposits, s21 notices and retaliatory evictions under the Deregulation Act 2015
After this course, you will be able to:
- Identify if a tenancy is an AST
- Describe how and when ASTs can be ended
- Decide if a Section 21 Notice is correct or not and how to delay or prevent homelessness where possible
- Identify when an assured shorthold tenant is statutorily homeless
- Understand how homelessness duties can be discharged using ASTs
- Describe how PRPSHs can use ASTs.
Local authority housing options, homelessness and homelessness prevention staff, private sector landlord liaison officers, PRPSH/housing association staff, resettlement officers, student accommodation advisers, not-for-profit and private landlords, housing lawyers and advisers. A basic knowledge of security of tenure issues would be helpful but not essential.
Meet the trainer
Ian Dunn has worked for Shelter as a trainer and consultant since 2004. He has been working and training in housing law for almost 20 years. As well as lecturing in social welfare law at the University of Westminster he has many years’ experience working with housing associations and local authorities providing tailored courses.
Ian excels at conveying complex information in an easy to understand way and adapting to the knowledge and experience of the group. Ian encourages interaction and questions from participants and has a warm, approachable manner.