Housing Allocations Law and Practice

Local authorities must have and must revise from time to time their housing allocation scheme. Many schemes will also involve partner RSLs.

Delegates will consider what must be contained in a lawful allocation scheme and what may be included. They will consider a range of options and explore the pros and cons of each. Delegates will consider a range of options and explore the pros and cons of each. Delegates will also consider who has to be consulted and the purpose of consultation.

Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • What is an allocation
  • Who is eligible
  • What is a reasonable preference
  • What is an additional preference
  • Qualifying person policies
  • Case law round up
  • Points and bands
  • Review requirements
  • Consultation.

Learning outcomes

After this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the statutory requirements of an allocation scheme
  • Identify the options available to a local authority
  • Understand how schemes operate
  • Identify the consultation requirements and the purpose of consultation.

Suitable for

Local authority housing staff and staff of partner RSLs where a local authority is considering revising or implementing a new housing allocation scheme.

CPD hours 5