Housing Management Law School – Spring Term
24th April 2018
We are delighted to have confirmed dates for the next Ward Hadaway Housing Management Law School Series taking place across Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester in April and May
This will be the eleventh semester in our series of Law Schools and Spring term will bring with it a brand new programme, with our experts covering up to the minute topics that you need to know about.
Housing law news round up
What’s happened, what’s about to happen and what might happen.
Key focus: Health and Safety law after Grenfell
Despite the lessons learnt from the Lakanal fire in 2009, less than four months after the criminal prosecution of Southwark Council for what was (then) the UK’s worst ever tower block fire, the nation was devastated by the occurrence of the Grenfell Tower fire in June of last year, when 72 people lost their lives. The authorities were quick to take action seeking to prevent repetition. Inquiries and reviews, and possible prosecutions are likely to take years to conclude. This session will review existing law surrounding health and safety in housing, and consider whether the state of the law had a part to play in what happened, and what law reforms might be necessary to mitigate risk in future.
Revision topic – Section 21: why it is important to us all
Section 21 notices are a mainstay of housing management. We will look at the rules and procedure (as changed by the Deregulation Act 2015) around Section 21 notices to help you ensure that your notices are validly served.This is particularly important in the light of the recent High Court decision suggesting that non-compliance with the rules might end the landlord’s right to rely on a Section 21 notice, irreversibly. We will then consider the effect of the Act once it applies to all ASTs as of 1 October 2018. We will also review the impact on the local authority’s homelessness duties under the 2017 Prevention of Homelessness Act, in relation to tenants who have been served with a Section 21 notice.
Ask the experts
Case Surgery and Q&A session.
The Law School exists to deliver training to Registered Providers of Social Housing across the country and to educate and update their housing management staff with the legal knowledge that they need. This promises to be another stimulating and thought-provoking session, where we will provide you with an update on recent significant cases that you need to be aware of and changes to legislation.
This seminar is specifically aimed at those working in the Social Housing sector. We therefore reserve the right to turn down registrations.
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If you have any questions or would like further information regarding this or any of our other events please contact Chloe Atkinson by email on email@example.com