This course assumes little or no knowledge of social housing landlord and tenant law. It guides practitioners through the portfolio of types of tenancies available, outlining how they are created and maintained, and how they work when tenants wish to exchange properties, assign tenancies and succeed to tenancies.
The course outlines the means by which tenants may make disrepair claims and how they may be defended, and takes the practitioner through the options of taking action when the tenant is in breach of the tenancy.
It will give those new to the sector a foundation in social housing law whether they are representing tenants or landlords. It covers the portfolio of tenancies used and actions relating to each type of tenancy.
The types of tenancies covered by the course are: secure, assured, non-secure, post-Housing and Planning Act secure, flexible, assured shorthold, fixed term, introductory, and demoted.
The following housing management issues will be covered in relation to each type of tenancy
- 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
The implications of the Human Rights Act, Judicial Review and Equality Act on cases will also be discussed.