Social housing law can be a complex area. If you are new to this sector, with little or no knowledge of social housing landlord and tenant law, this course is designed for you. Whether you represent tenants or landlords, you will come away with a solid foundation in social housing law, ensuring you are better able to advise and represent your clients.
This course covers the portfolio of tenancies available and the practicalities involved. Our well known and respected housing expert, Emily Gasson, will take you through the different types of tenancies: secure, assured, non-secure, post-Housing and Planning Act secure, flexible, assured shorthold, fixed term, introductory, and demoted.
You will be given an outline of how these different tenancies are created and maintained, and how they work in practice when a tenant wants to exchange properties, assign their tenancy, or succeed to a tenancy.
How can tenants make a disrepair claim? How can the landlord defend a disrepair claim? On this course, Emily will also guide you through the means by which tenants can make disrepair claims; and how landlords can defend such claims. You will also be taken through the options available when tenants are in breach of the tenancy.
Key learning outcomes
- Understand the different types of tenancies available
- Appreciate the management issues raised by the different tenancies
- Know how to approach disrepair claims and breach of tenancy
What does this course cover?
This course covers the tenancies available, and the housing management issues relating to each type of tenancy, including:
- Creation of different types of tenancies
- Assignment of tenancies
- Mutual exchange
- Transfer of tenancies
- Succession of tenancies
- Possession proceedings
- Variation of tenancies
- Anti-social behaviour injunctions and possession
- Disrepair claims
- Recent case law, including Human Rights Act implications for tenancies; judicial review; and the Equality Act