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Course Residential Landlord and Tenant Law: An Update


The law governing residential tenancies is once again in flux. As a landlord and tenant practitioner, you will know there has been a number of important rulings from the courts and tribunals. You will also be aware of a raft of recent legislation, including key changes to the operation of the Housing Act 2004 in April 2017 following the introduction of the Housing and Planning Act. Consultations are also being launched ahead of yet further proposed changes.

So what is the impact of these developments on your own landlord and tenant practice, and what’s the future looking like? Our well known and highly experienced residential property expert, David Smith, will guide you through these changes, and then consider various upcoming changes in 2019 and beyond, so that you can confidently give up-to-date advice to your clients.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand the latest legislative changes and rulings affecting residential landlord and tenant law
  • Appreciate how these changes inform how you advise clients effectively
  • Know what legal and procedural changes are planned over the next year

What does this course cover?

This course covers both recent and expected developments in residential landlord and tenant, and the implications for practitioners, including:

  • Section 21 notices: the decision in Spencer v Taylor; and changes under the Deregulation Act 2015
  • Fixed penalties and Rent Repayment Orders (RROs): the new fixed penalty regime in England for housing offences, and the extension of RROs for some housing offences
  • Banning orders and the rogue landlord database
  • Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and property standards:

    • The position after Edwards v Kumarasamy and changes to the Defective Premises Act
    • Potential changes in disrepair practice following the Deregulation Act
    • New requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
    • Proposals to mandate electrical checks in the Housing and Planning Act

  • The Immigration Act and the right to rent: complying with the legislation, points to note and update on the current position
  • Agency regulation: fee transparency after the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the consultation on a complete ban. Requirements for Client Money Protection and implementation in April 2019
  • Regulation: the situation in Wales, and the prospects for England

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6 hours


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Excellent speaker. Articulate and really knew the subject matter.

Russell Dalby - SHB Solicitors Ltd



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