Training course

Social Housing Update

20 April 2018
10:00 - 16:00
DAC Beachcroft LLP, London

100 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BN

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This course will cover both landlord and tenant, and leasehold management in the rapidly changing arena of social housing. Designed for the busy local authority and housing association lawyer, the course will focus on recent developments, potential pitfalls in legislation, and challenges uncovered by recent cases. The course will include an update on the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the end of lifetime secure tenancies, including:

  • Phasing out lifetime tenancies
  • The creation of fixed term tenancies
  • Reviewing the length of the tenancy
  • Reviewing and terminating the tenancy at the end of the fixed term
  • Termination by the tenant
  • Tenants’ improvements
  • Forfeiture proceedings
  • Introductory tenancies and new secure tenancies
  • Demoted tenancies and new secure tenancies
  • Succession rights for existing secure tenancies

Also covered will be the latest cases on the Social Fraud Act 2013, the Deregulation Act 2015 section 21, and the latest cases on housing management, including:

  • Only and principal home
  • Disability and possession
  • Suspended possession orders
  • Warrants
  • Succession
  • Water charges
  • Disrepair

Finally, the course will cover the latest cases on leasehold management including those dealing with perennial issues such as consultation on major works, and the definition of a ‘replacement’ and an ‘improvement’. It will also address new issues such as Airbnb lets and cross funding services charges, and will include a brief look at the latest reform proposals for leasehold in the White paper and subsequent consultations.


This course will cover the following aspects of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues

Social Housing Update

20 April 2018 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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