Housing Law for Housing Workers

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the law and to increase the effectiveness of staff in their day-to-day roles of housing management. This serves as both an introduction to housing law and also updates staff on legislative changes and developments in the field. The course embraces all aspects of housing law as it affects housing management staff.

Course contains

  • Law and housing management
  • Housing law in the context of the Housing Acts
  • Developments in housing law
  • Management of key tenancy issues
  • Neighbour disputes - successful resolutions
  • Possession proceedings
  • Maintenance and the law
  • Special needs/supported housing and the law

Learning outcomes

After attending this course delegates will be able to:
  • Recognise the common tenancy types used in social housing and the private rented sector and associated security of tenure
  • Advise on notice requirements
  • Advise on criteria the court can use to make an order for possession and possible defences
  • Recognise the possible solutions available to resolve neighbour disputes
  • Advise at a basic level on a landlord's duties to remedy disrepair and poor housing conditions.

Suitable for

Housing Management staff at local authorities and housing associations.

CPD hours 5