Students and Housing

This training explores housing issues of particular concern to students and how advice can help students respond to problems and issues.

Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
17 Apr 2019 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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24 Apr 2019 Manchester £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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Course contains:

  • The operation of student housing accreditation schemes.
  • Different tenancies and licence possibilities for students who rent.
  • Rights of renters when renting privately.
  • Rights and security of tenure for students living in Halls of Residence.
  • Advice to students before signing a tenancy.
  • Rent deposit protection schemes.
  • Characteristics of assured shorthold tenancies – including how they are created and what the landlord must do to regain possession.
  • Notices for ending ASTs and other types of tenure.
  • The law on joint tenancies for both fixed term and periodic tenancies.
  • Advising students who want to leave their accommodation early.
  • Landlord’s obligation to repair properties.
  • The law on harassment and illegal eviction.
  • Local authority regulation of accommodation often rented by students – including HMOs.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Assist private tenants, resolve disputes and enforce rights
  • Advise students about tenancy deposit protection schemes
  • State what is different about a joint tenancy and a sole tenancy
  • Explain the landlords obligations to repair properties and how these rights can be enforced
  • Advise students who are being harassed or have been illegally evicted.

Suitable for:

Student advisers and others who have contact with students and are called upon to offer advice on housing issues.

Meet the trainer

John Shortridge has been a freelance trainer and consultant for over 15 years. He has written training materials on many aspects of housing and homelessness law, debt and welfare benefits and tailored courses on these themes for numerous local authorities, volunteer organisations, housing associations and colleges.

John was also an adviser for the Citizens Advice Bureau Service for 10 years. In June 2002 he completed the Common Professional Examination (Diploma in Law) with commendation.

John has a lively, interactive training style.

CPD hours 5