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.

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.

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

Louella Crisfield

Lou has been a freelance trainer for Shelter since 2004. Lou currently works as a housing caseworker at Miles & Partners LLP in East London. Prior to that she worked for an East London Law Centre as a housing caseworker for 15 years and for Mind as a housing and welfare rights adviser for two years. Lou has over 20 years’ experience in the field of housing law. Lou has a particular interest in homelessness, security of tenure, housing for young people and housing or public law remedies for people without recourse to public funds. She has produced a wide range of training materials and presented courses to all levels of delegates in her work with Shelter and her work in the Law Centre and currently at Miles & Partners.

CPD hours 5