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Housing Management Conference 2015
Law & Best Practice

Book NowCONFERENCE PROGRAMME SUMMARY: (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL PROGRAMME)

  • Dealing with Vulnerable Tenants: A Guide for Social Housing Providers
  • Housing Management “Headaches” including:
    • The tenant who signed the 'wrong tenancy agreement'
    • The tenant who tricked their way into getting the tenancy
    • The one who won't let us in for the gas inspection
    • The sub-letters and the long term absentees
    • Is it damp or is that condensation?
    • The 'failed' successors
    • Right to buy applications that should not be approved
  • ASB Update: including all the latest case law and the new tools in practice
  • Getting Possession: the new regime in action
  • Data Protection for Housing Managers
  • Q&A sessions : your chance to ask questions of the experts 

SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION:
A Future for Social Housing Management?
presented by Jan Luba QC

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who SHOULD ATTEND

Who Should Attend?

  • Housing management teams from Local Authorities, Housing Associations, ALMOs and TMOs
  • Tenancy Management Teams
  • Estate Services and Neighbourhood Teams
  • Heads of Housing Management
  • Housing Policy personnel
  • Housing Lawyers within Local Authorities and Housing Associations

Conference Programme

09.15-10.00

Registration and Refreshments

10.00-10.10

Chairman’s Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Jan Luba QC

10.10-11.00

ASB Update: case law round up and the tools in practice
Jonathan Hulley  

  • The new Mandatory Ground for possession and ASB cases
  • Case law update: the latest cases and their implications
  • The New Part 1 ASB injunctions in practice
  • Closure orders
  • Best practice - tips and traps

11.00-11.15

Morning Refreshments

11.15-12.05

Housing Management Headaches
Jan Luba QC

  • The tenant who signed the 'wrong tenancy agreement'
  • The tenant who tricked their way into getting the tenancy
  • The one who won't let us in for the gas inspection
  • The sub-letters and the long term absentees
  • Is it damp or is that condensation?
  • The 'failed' successors
  • Right to buy applications that should not be approved

12.05-12.45

Data Protection for Housing Managers
Christine Manise

  • What information are we entitled to hold?
  • Do we need anyone’s permission to hold it?
  • What happens when someone asks us for information about themselves that we hold?
  • What if the request for information comes from the police, social services, DWP, housing benefit or the courts?
  • What information can we decline to disclose?
  • What about conduct which resulted in a crime: spent/unspent convictions?
  • What do our regulators expect?”

12.45-13.00

Questions & Answers
Panel

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.45

Dealing with Vulnerable Tenants:
A Guide for Social Housing Providers

Ben Taylor

  • Overview of how mental capacity can impact on social       housing Management
  • Capacity considerations
  • Equality Act duties
  • The role of the Official Solicitor
  • Litigation issues
  • Examples of best practice

14.50-15.40

Getting Possession: the new regime in action
Peter Marcus

  • The New pre-action protocol in practice
  • Case management issue
  • Marshalling evidence
  • Court procedure
  • Tactical considerations
  • Litigants in Person
  • McKenzie Friends
  • Alternatives to possession
  • Exclusion injunctions
  • The new grounds for possession
  • Dealing with disability defences

15.40-15.55

Afternoon Refreshments

15.55-16.40

SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION:
A Future for Social Housing Management?
Jan Luba QC

  • The impact of the rent cut on housing management resources 
  • Coping with Universal Credit: an arrears disaster in the making?
  • Immigration checks: another housing officer role?
  • 'Pay to stay': managing higher income tenants
  • The right to buy and housing associations
  • Selling higher value council stock
  • Doing it differently: lessons from Wales 

16.40-15.55

Questions & Answers
Panel

16.55

Close of Conference

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details

Venue: London
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1
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Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015

Price: Still only £299 + VAT. Special offer for multiple delegates from the same organisation: Book 3 or more places at the same time and the third and subsequent delegates can go at half price! See Terms and Conditions

cpd accredited

CPD Accredited (5 hours) Solicitors Regulation Authority and ILEX Bar Standards Board (5 hours).

speaker profiles

Jan Luba QC, Conference Chairman and speaker, Garden Court Chambers. Jan has been described in Chambers & Partners “Top 100 QCs” List: as “a truly exceptional talent” and he is one of the country’s foremost experts on social housing law.

Jonathan Hulley, partner and Head of Housing and Asset Management at Clarke Willmott LLP Solicitors. Jonathan is a leading expert on housing management best practice and procedure and housing litigation work

Peter Marcus, barrister, Zenith Chambers has enormous experience in possession cases in social housing cases.  As well as being an accomplished and determined advocate, Peter also enjoys a well deserved reputation as an entertaining and interesting conference speaker with the ability to make complex legal developments comprehensible for non-lawyers and lawyers alike.

Ben Taylor, Partner, WTB Solicitors, Manchester.  Ben is a housing law specialist.  Ben deals with the most complex housing cases involving mental health or disability discrimination and the duties owed by Local Authorities to those who are vulnerable. He is ideally placed to offer advice to social landlord personnel on how best to deal with these difficult cases in order to achieve appropriate outcomes.

Christine Manise, Information Governance Advisor with Wright Hassall LLP Solicitors. Christine has worked with housing clients on a wide range of Data Protection and Records Management matters. Christine’s focus is to provide practical and solution based services. Her passion is to change behaviour in relation to Information Governance matters including data protection, freedom of information, data sharing and records management.

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Testimonials

Fabulous – practical, clear and very relevant
Housing Manager

Really insightful conference
Resident Services Manager

First class
Housing Manager

A very worthwhile day out of the office
Rent arrears team leader

Excellent accompanying pack
Housing Operations Manager

I’ve picked up some really useful information that I will share with my colleagues
Housing Services Manager

Really good – as always
Housing Manager

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Housing Manager

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Tenancy Manager

The best conference around
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