Training course

Social Housing Update

10 June 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Eversheds, London

1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

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Intermediate, Advanced

This course is designed for the busy local authority and housing association lawyer. It covers both landlord and tenant and leasehold management in the rapidly changing world of social housing. This course assumes a level of working knowledge in the sector and will therefore focus on the new developments in the sector, potential pitfalls in legislation, and challenges uncovered by recent cases.

The course will examine:

  • The Housing and Planning Act 2016: what has been implemented and what has been dropped?
  • Where we are with the extension of the right to buy
  • Ending fixed term tenancies in the light of Livewest Homes Ltd v Sarah Bamber (2018) and flexible tenancies
  • Changes to section 21 possession for assured shorthold tenancies
  • The Social Fraud Act 2013 latest cases
  • The latest cases on housing management including:
  • Possession and non-secure tenancies and introductory tenancies
  • Only and principal home
  • ASB mandatory possession ground
  • Equality Act, Human Rights Act, disability and possession
  • Suspended possession orders
  • Warrants
  • Succession
  • Water charges
  • ASB and injunctions
  • Disrepair
  • Leasehold management: the latest cases relating to perennial issues such as consultation on major works and the definition of a replacement and an improvement, as well as new issues including:
  • Recharging for post-Grenfell fire safety works
  • Airbnb lets
  • Cross funding service charge

  • Competencies

    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

    B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions

    Social Housing Update

    10 June 2019 | 10:00 - 16:00

    £215 +VAT

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