Temporary Accommodation and the law

This course provides a thorough knowledge of the law as it applies to the provision, management and termination of temporary accommodation. Particular emphasis will be placed on practical examples, enabling delegates to share views, opinions and their own experiences. In addition, there will be opportunities to share good practice, discuss the challenges of temporary accommodation and consider the practical application of the law.

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Public course dates
Also offered in-house Information about in-house courses
Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
3 Oct 2019 Resource for London £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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17 Mar 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

‘Engaging and inclusive trainer. Enjoyable training. Thanks!’

Manager, North Herts Homes

Course contains

  • An explanation of when the duty to provide temporary accommodation is triggered
  • Suitability of temporary accommodation and the law
  • Temporary accommodation and out of area placements post Nzolameso and Westminster
  • Housing status, security of tenure and temporary accommodation
  • Ending temporary accommodation
  • The relationship between terminating temporary accommodation and discharging homelessness duties.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the housing status of those occupying temporary accommodation
  • Understand the steps required to legally terminate temporary accommodation
  • Benchmark whether services are legally compliant.

Suitable for

Anyone involved in temporary accommodation, including local authority homelessness and housing options officers, allocations officers, housing managers, housing association staff, not-for-profit and private landlords, housing lawyers and advisers.

Meet the trainers

Roger Barton: 26 March 2019

Roger worked for over 15 years as a criminal investigative officer for a South London borough dealing with illegal evictions and harassment by private landlords, and hate crime in the private housing sector. He also worked at an advice desk providing practical help on a range of housing related topics, from disrepair issues to mortgage advice and attended the local court as part of a free representative scheme. Roger specialises in the prevention and prosecution of illegal evictions and tenant harassment, hate crime harassment and other forms of anti-social behaviour as well as understanding security of tenure and provision of homelessness options, in particular the complex area of eligibility of foreign nationals. He has combined this work with a career as a freelance trainer for the last 14 years, designing a variety of courses for a range of organisations including the Metropolitan Police and Shelter.

Ian Dunn: London 3 October 2019

Ian has worked for Shelter as a trainer and consultant since 2004. He has been working and training in housing law for almost 20 years. As well as lecturing in social welfare law at the University of Westminster he has many years’ experience working with housing associations and local authorities providing tailored courses. Ian excels at conveying complex information in an easy to understand way and adapting to the knowledge and experience of the group. Ian encourages interaction and questions from participants and has a warm, approachable manner.

CPD hours 5