Housing advisers, housing officers and solicitors working with starter, introductory, demoted and/or non-secure tenants in the local authority and social housing sectors. Also advisers from other voluntary agencies advocating for or representing clients facing eviction action. Please note: working knowledge of the provisions of the 1985/1988/1996 Housing Acts which govern these tenancy types, will be assumed.
Meet the trainer
Tony Martin is a solicitor specialising in landlord and tenant and housing law. Alongside his work as a trainer, Tony supervises a student led legal advice clinic and teaches law at BPP University. He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 in a private Legal Aid firm and then practised as a senior solicitor in a Law Centre. Tony has spent all his working life in housing, having worked in hostels, special needs housing and housing management in the voluntary sector and at a senior level in a homelessness service and in housing policy for a London local authority, prior to qualifying as a solicitor. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Tony has undertaken detailed homelessness and housing options case file reviews for local authorities and voluntary organisations, as well as undertaken staff performance interviews, workshadowing and written summary reports for Shelter Consultancy since 2013.