Housing Law: Update

A one-day seminar for experienced practitioners. Provides an update regarding key developments in housing law, with an emphasis on recent case law decisions and their implications for housing advice and casework.

PLEASE BOOK EARLY: We confirm/cancel courses three weeks in advance. Book your place early to give us an accurate idea of delegate numbers and to avoid disappointment.

Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
Places
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
2 Oct 2019 Manchester £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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26 Nov 2019 Resource for London £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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10 Mar 2020 Manchester £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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6 May 2020 Resource for London £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

‘Excellent training - clear, comprehensive and relevant.’

Trainer, National Homelessness Advice Service

‘Excellent as always.’

Solicitor, Kennard Wells

‘Carefully prepared and very well delivered.’

Caseworker, Canterbury Housing Advice Centre

NB. Anyone looking for a detailed update regarding the latest on the Homelessness Reduction Act would be better attending 'Homelessness Reduction Act: Progress'.

Course includes (may be subject to change):

  • Possession proceedings
  • The Deregulation Act 2015: section 21 notices
  • Private rented sector
  • Homelessness
  • Allocations
  • Cases under The Children Act 1989
  • The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

Learning outcomes

After attending, you will be able to:

  • Take account of / 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
  • Assess the impact of recent case law on your work and practice.

Suitable for

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

Meet the trainers

John Gallagher: London 30 May / 26 November 2019

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’.

Guy Wardle: Manchester 2 October 2019

Guy Wardle is a full time independent consultant and trainer who has delivered training for us since 2000. He has worked in the field of housing and homelessness for over 25 years, and has worked as a freelance trainer and consultant for fifteen years. Initially Guy worked in hostels for single homeless people, and then in housing advice for nine years. Guy has previously been a director of two small charities assisting single homeless people and was a member of the steering committee of the West Midlands Housing Law Group. Guy runs many of our courses, including the more advanced housing and homelessness topics. Much of his consultancy work is around the delivery of local authority housing options services – advising on homelessness reviews – and the management of supported housing projects, including assisting in drafting policies, procedures and tenancy and license agreements.

CPD hours 5