Housing Law: Update

This course provides experienced practitioners with an update regarding key developments in housing law, with an emphasis on recent decisions and the implications for housing advice and casework.

Public course dates
Also offered in-house Information about in-house courses
Location Public Course Price
Places
  Standard   Commercial (excl. VAT) Concessionary
8 Oct 2014 London £226.00 £253.33 £171.00
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14 Oct 2014 Manchester £226.00 £253.33 £171.00
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27 Oct 2014 Birmingham: Bond Company £226.00 £253.33 £171.00
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28 Jan 2015 London £226.00 £253.33 £171.00
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25 Mar 2015 Manchester £226.00 £253.33 £171.00
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Course contains

  • Landlord and tenant law
  • Secure and introductory tenancies
  • Assured and assured shorthold tenancies
  • Grounds for possession
  • Disrepair
  • Homelessness
  • Housing and community care.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare for actual or impending changes to legislation
  • Identify current legal and policy issues affecting tenants, borrowers, occupiers, homeless people and those in housing need
  • Examine the impact of recent case law.

Suitable for

Housing advisers, lawyers and local authority staff with a good working knowledge of housing law.

Meet the trainers

John Gallagher: London, 15 July & 8 October

John is Principal Solicitor with Shelter’s legal team and has specialised in housing law for 25 years. He worked in private practice in Liverpool, at Nottingham Law Centre and the London Housing Aid Centre, which subsequently became part of Shelter. John is an executive member of the Housing Law Practitioners’ Association. He has trained extensively for Shelter and the Legal Action Group, and is a co-author of the book ‘Defending Possession Proceedings’.

Mark Robinson: Manchester, 14 October

Mark has been a Shelter trainer since 1999 and a housing law practitioner since 1987. He specialises in publicly funded housing litigation including homelessness reviews and appeals and defending possession proceedings. Mark worked at Shelter’s South and West Yorkshire Housing Aid Centre, initially as a solicitor and then in a specialist support consultancy role before returning to housing litigation as a solicitor. He is housing subject editor for the Citizens Advice publication Adviser. Mark trains extensively in housing law and practice.

Guy Wardle: Birmingham, 27 October

Guy is a full-time independent consultant and trainer who has worked for Shelter Training since 2000. He has worked in the field of housing and homelessness for over 20 years; and has been working as a freelance trainer and consultant for over a decade.

Initially Guy worked in hostels for single homeless people and then housing advice for nine years. Guy has previously been a director of two small charities assisting single homeless people; The Homefinder Project Ltd and Birmingham Bond Scheme Ltd; and was a member of the steering committee of the West Midlands Housing Law Group.

Guy runs many of Shelter’s courses, including the more advanced housing and homelessness topics. Much of his consultancy work is around the delivery of local authority homelessness services, including homelessness reviews and the management of supported housing projects.

CPD hours 5