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.

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

Mark Robinson: Manchester, 21 February

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.

John Gallagher: London, 30 April/15 July

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’.

CPD hours 5