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Course Social Housing Law Update 2018


Keeping up to date with the rapidly changing face of social landlord and tenant law is tough when there are so many other demands on the time of local authority and housing association practitioners.

This course will equip the busy landlord and tenant practitioner with knowledge about the latest changes in law and cases. It assumes good working knowledge of the landlord and tenant law in the sector and focuses on new developments, potential pitfalls in legislation and challenges uncovered by recent cases.

Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the end of lifetime secure tenancies

  • Phasing out of lifetime tenancies
  • The creation of fixed term tenancies
  • Reviewing the length of the tenancy
  • Renewing and terminating the tenancy at the end of the fixed term
  • Termination by the tenant
  • Tenant’s improvements
  • Forfeiture proceedings
  • Introductory tenancies and new secure tenancies
  • Demoted tenancies and new secure tenancies
  • Succession rights for existing secure tenancies
The Social Fraud Act 2013 – latest cases

Deregulation Act 2015 – S21 changes

Right to Buy (RTB) – changes to the RTB qualification periods and extension of the RTB to housing associations

Latest cases

  • Introductory tenancies
  • Possession and secure and assured tenancies
  • Setting aside AST possession orders
  • Rehousing and possession
  • Joint tenancies
  • Only and principle home
  • Disability and possession
  • Suspended Possession orders
  • Warrants
  • Succession
  • Water charges
  • Disrepair

You may also be interested in attending: Advising the Private and Social Landlord After the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which takes place at the same venue in the morning.

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