Housing law – an introduction
This in-house event has been developed to provide officers within the social housing sector with an introduction to the law that affects their day-to-day work.
Areas covered will include:
- Housing advice including consideration of Landlord & Tenant law for the termination of tenancies
- Homelessness, considering the requirements of Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002, including all elements of the homelessness process from whether the applicant is homeless, through eligibility, priority need, intentionality and local connections, to the applicant's right of review
- Allocations and lettings, the requirements under Part VI of the Housing Act 1996
- Rent possessions through the County Court.
Mel Cant trained as a barrister and specialises in social housing law. After ten years in the legal profession, she has spent a further ten years working within local government, predominantly in the areas of homelessness, housing advice and allocations and lettings, as both a practitioner and consultant.
Who should attend?
This course is designed to assist officers who work within:
- Housing advice, including housing advice officers and housing options officers
- Homelessness, including caseworkers and prevention officers
- Allocations and lettings, including allocations/lettings officers and housing register assessment staff
- Rent recovery staff dealing with both current and former arrears.
It will also benefit all frontline staff, such as customer services officers, by providing an overview of the type of legislation and case law related to these areas.
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