Challenging Prevention & Homelessness Decisions 2018

This course gives delegates the opportunity to explore the legal principles against which homeless decisions are judged by the court. It looks in detail at which decisions can be reviewed under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, as well as appeals on a point of law under s204 1996 Housing Act and the role of Judicial Review in the High Court.

Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
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11 Jun 2018 London £230.00 £260.00 £180.00
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1 Nov 2018 London £230.00 £260.00 £180.00
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‘Excellent course, presented well - highly recommend!’

Homelessness Officer, Lewes DC (attended Challenging Homelessness Decisions training)

Course contains

  • Administrative decision-making
  • Common problems and tactics
  • Which decisions are reviewable under s.202 of the Housing Act 1996
  • Scope and conduct of s.202 reviews
  • Temporary accommodation pending review and appeal
  • Appeals to the county court under s.204.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Advise clients which procedure for challenge is applicable to different decisions
  • Draft review requests and review submissions
  • Evaluate homelessness case files in public law terms
  • Conduct homelessness investigations and reviews with more confidence
  • Advise on issues such as temporary accommodation pending review
  • Understand the role of the Ombudsman.

Suitable for

Homelessness and housing options officers, housing advisers and housing support workers. This course assumes that delegates are familiar with the basic definition sections and duties contained in Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996.

Meet the trainers

Louella Crisfield: London 11 June 2018

Louella Crisfield has been a freelance trainer for Shelter since 2004. She currently works as a housing caseworker at Miles & Partners LLP in East London. Prior to that she worked for an East London Law Centre as a housing caseworker for 15 years and for Mind as a housing and welfare rights adviser for two years. Lou has over 20 years experience in the field of housing law. Lou has a particular interest in homelessness, security of tenure, housing for young people and housing or public law remedies for people without recourse to public funds. She has produced a wide range of training materials and presented courses to all levels of delegates in her work with Shelter and her work in the Law Centre and currently at Miles & Partners.

Sharon Nandoo: London 1 November 2018

Sharon Nandoo has over 18 years’ experience of housing law. As a qualified legal executive Sharon has represented local authorities and housing associations in a range of legal issues including disrepair counterclaims, anti-social behaviour, sub-letting and rent arrears. Sharon spent 12 years working for one of the largest housing associations in the South East, specialising in anti-social behaviour, subletting and domestic abuse. Sharon has been a freelance trainer and consultant since 2015, advising social landlords on tenancy issues and policy development.

CPD hours 5