VIDEO: Housing Management Law School Autumn Term 2023
21st September, 2023
The Law School is free to attend and exists to deliver training to Registered Providers of Social Housing across the country, educating and updating their housing management staff with the essential legal knowledge that they need.
Our regular round up of all things current and topical in the ever changing works of housing management law.
Hot Topic : Renters Reform Bill
The Renters Reform Bill is the most radical shake up to housing law in 35 years. Currently making its way through Parliament it proposes to abolish fixed term assured tenancies and assured shorthold tenancies; impose obligations on landlords and others in relation to rented homes and temporary and supported accommodation; and will amongst other things change the law about how social landlords can take action in relation to shared ownership leases.
Social Landlords need to be aware of the proposed changes and how they might impact on policies and procedures for both current and existing occupants.
Revision Topic : Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Video Evidence*
(*but were afraid to ask)
We live our life on screen these days; watching, and being watched. CCTV, Ring Doorbells and Mobile phones are all around us.
If a picture paints a 1000 words and a video film 2 million pixels, it’s clear that the evidential value of video can be all powerful. But social landlords we need to ensure such evidence is gathered lawfully. Too much surveillance can and does lead to disputes between individuals and complains to landlords.
In this session we will look at the legal implications of for social landlords of video evidence, from consenting to the installation of devices, to the impact of GDPR and privacy laws.
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Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.
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