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Social Housing Management Conference 2009
Law & Best Practice

Book NowThe unmissable annual conference for all RSL and Local Authority housing managers, officers and lawyers.

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Who should attend?

  • Housing managers and officers in Local Authorities, RSLs, ALMOs and TMOs
  • Tenancy managers and officers
  • Estate services managers and officers
  • Heads of housing management
  • Housing policy staff
  • Solicitors and barristers working for Local Authorities or RSLs
  • Housing solicitors and barristers in private practice

Conference Programme


Registration & Refreshments


Chairman’s Introduction
Jan Luba QC


Anti Social Behaviour & Social Housing
Michael Owen

  • A new dawn for FIPs and FITs!
  • Using all available tools
  • Injunction or ASBO?
  • Possession or closure?
  • What works best?
  • The “Councillor’s call for Action”!




“The Housing Manager’s In-tray”
Jan Luba QC

  • Sub-letting: the “anti-fraud” campaign
  • Under-occupation: which carrots and what sticks?
  • Assignment: where’s the Deed?
  • Death and succession: what’s new?
  • Managing Replacement Tenants: the “fix” that dare not speak its name
  • Demotion: worth bothering with?
  • Dealing with abandonment – the right way!


Questions on ASB and The Housing Manager’s In-Tray




Preparing for the New Dawn: TSA takes charge
Tenant Services Authority speaker

  • What is happening?
  • When is it happening?
  • What will the TSA expect?
  • How does it “fit” with the Housing Inspectorate and the Ombudsmen?
  • How will the new Housing management standard be enforced?
  • What happens when tenants complain to the TSA?


Possession Proceedings: Case Law Update
Steve Povey

  • Vulnerable defendants
  • Introductory tenancies
  • Demoted tenancies
  • Assured shortholds
  • Unprotected social housing tenancies
  • Assured and secure tenants
  • Battles at the warrant stage
  • Eviction – is it all over?




The Future for Social Housing Management
Jan Luba QC

  • April 2010…
  • All letting is choice-based
  • Every home is a decent home
  • Numbers in temporary accommodation have halved
  • Tolerated trespassers have gone
  • Councils are building for rent again
  • Shared-ownership selling like hot-cakes
  • RSLs have rescued all mortgage defaulters
  • Fantasy or reality?


Questions and Answers


Close of Conference

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Venue: Manchester
Radisson Edwardian Hotel | Get directions
Date: Fri 4 December 2009

Venue: London
Cavendish Conference Centre | Get directions
Date: Wed 9 December 2009

Price: £295 + VAT(Price held for 5th successive year).

For top quality training from some of the country’s leading experts.

Third and subsequent delegates HALF PRICE. See Terms and Conditions

cpd accredited

CPD Accredited (5 hours 15 minutes) Solicitors RegulationAuthority and ILEX and (5 hours) for Bar Standards Board.

speaker profiles

Jan Luba QC (Conference Chairman), Garden Court Chambers. Jan is one of the leading housing law barristers in the country. He has appeared in many of the leading social housing law cases and his many years’ experience has helped to give him a deep understanding of the problems that front line Housing managers and officers and their legal advisors have to address in their daily work.

Michael Owen, Partner, Coffin Mew LLP solicitors, one of the leading housing law firms in the country. Michael is joint head of the Housing Management section within the Social Housing department which comprises a specialist team of lawyers exclusively dedicated to providing Social Housing legal services. He has many years' experience in advising local authorities and RSLs about a wide variety of Housing Management related problems.

Steve Povey, specialist Housing Law Trainer. Steve has many years’ experience in working as a housing law adviser. He has acquired an enviable reputation as both an expert in social housing law and an accomplished, clear and amusing communicator.

Tenant Services Authority speaker. The TSA plays a vital role in the supervision of local authorities, RSLs and ALMOs. A senior representative from the TSA will explain the role of the new regulator for social housing management.

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Just look at what past delegates have said:

Superb delivery and precise content
RSL Customer liaison Manager

Very enjoyable, useful and informative – highly recommended for any housing professional
Area Local Authority Housing Manager

Wonderful speakers – made it all very clear
Local Authority Housing Team Manager

Very enjoyable and informative sessions, good venue and location RSL Housing Team Leader

Very good and really interesting conference
Lawyer, London Local Authority

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