Essential Housing Management Law

This course provides an overview of the law and current practice affecting the management of local authority and registered social landlord tenancies. It also explores landlord duties and obligations with regard to assured and secure tenancies; good practice and legal issues towards starter, introductory and demoted tenants; management of tenancies upon relationship breakdown; and proposed changes to tenancy law.

Course contains

  • Tenancy or licence
  • Assured, assured shorthold and secure tenancies
  • Demotion of tenancies
  • Introductory tenancies
  • Changing tenancies
  • Tenants' rights
  • Rent control
  • Surrender of tenancies
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Tolerated trespass.

Learning outcomes

After attending this course delegates will:
  • Understand the nature of tenancies and implications for housing management and housing policy
  • Understand management of assured and secure tenancies
  • Have explored landlord duties and obligations with regard to assured and secure tenancies; good practice ad legal issues towards starter, introductory and demoted tenancies, affordable rent tenancies and flexible tenancies
  • Understand the housing consequences of relationship breakdown
  • Understand making changes to tenancy agreements
  • Be aware of recent changes to tenancy law on assignment, mutual exchange, succession etc.

Suitable for

Frontline housing staff and housing managers; staff responsible for developing housing management policies; advisers and support workers.

CPD hours 5