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Social Housing Tenancy agreements 2015

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Social Housing Tenancy Agreements Conference 2015
Law, Procedure & Practice

This year’s Programme Includes:

  • Tenancy Terms: Getting them right from the start
  • Provisions to Regulate Tenant Conduct
  • Other Key Provisions Your Agreement Needs to Cover
  • Tenancy Fraud - what provisions to include
  • Variation of Tenancy Terms
  • Enforcing the Tenancy Agreement
  • Ending the Tenancy: Getting Possession for Tenancy Breach
  • The new law on Unfair Terms and its implications
  • Ask the Experts

“I would recommend this course to every Housing Manager”
(Resident Services Manager past delegate)

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Everyone whose role involves drafting, administering, interpreting or enforcing social housing tenancy agreements including:

  • Housing managers and officers in Local Authorities, Housing Associations, ALMOs and TMOs
  • Tenancy managers and officers
  • Housing policy staff
  • Estate services managers and officers
  • Lawyers
  • Heads of housing management

Conference Programme

09.15-10.00

Registration and Refreshments

10.00-10.10

Chairman’s Announcements
Jan Luba QC

10.10-10.45

“All is ‘fair’ in love (and tenancy agreements!)”
Peter Marcus

  • It’s all new! The new law on Unfair Terms
  • Why things had to change
  • The Consumer Rights Act 2015 provisions explained
  • The new guidance on unfair terms
  • What would be “unfair” in a tenancy agreement?
  • How will it be policed/enforced?

10.45-11.15

Meeting the key requirements for a valid tenancy agreement
Jan Luba QC

  • The customer was at least 18
  • The customer had the mental capacity to enter into the agreement
  • The customer(s) actually agreed the terms
  • The agreement meets the requirements of the social housing regulator
  • The agreement respects ‘human rights’
  • The terms are clear and make sense

11.15-11.30

Refreshments

11.30-12.15

“Oh no you don’t’: What to include on tenant behaviour
Katrina Robinson

  • The easy ones: changes to rent and service charges
  • Varying other tenancy terms: the fundamentals
  • Assured tenancies – what does the agreement actually say?
  • Secure tenancies – legal requirements
  • Consultation:with whom, when, and how?
  • Proving the changes were actually made

12.15-12.55

“It’s as easy as ABC”: The right A-Z for your Agreement
Michael Owen

  • Proving that the terms were actually agreed
  • Evidence of breach: effective use of technology and social media
  • Enforcing against tenants with ‘capacity’ issues
  • Injunctions to enforce compliance?
  • Failure to comply with injunctions
  • Can the courts allow/order the landlord to make good the default?
  • Provisions for re-charging and obtaining costs/compensation from the tenant

12.55-13.15

Questions & Answers

13.15-14.15 

Lunch

14.15-14.55

“If you’re gonna do it, do it right”: Changing the terms for current tenants
Katrina Robinson

  • The easy ones: changes to rent and service charges
  • Varying other tenancy terms: the fundamentals
  • Assured tenancies – what does the agreement actually say?
  • Secure tenancies – legal requirements
  • Consultation:with whom, when, and how?
  • Proving the changes were actually made

15.00-15.40

“It’s not just a piece of paper”: Enforcing a Tenancy Agreement
Michael Owen

  • Proving that the terms were actually agreed
  • Evidence of breach: effective use of technology and social media
  • Enforcing against tenants with ‘capacity’ issues
  • Injunctions to enforce compliance?
  • Failure to comply with injunctions
  • Can the courts allow/order the landlord to make good the default?
  • Provisions for re-charging and obtaining costs/compensation from the tenant

15.40-15.55

Afternoon Refreshments

15.55-16.35

“Its time to say goodbye”: Getting Possession for Tenancy Breach
Jan Luba QC

  • The challenges of the new 2015 Possession Protocol
  • Possession claims against assured and secure tenants for breach
  • Possession claims against tenants without security of tenure
  • Defeating the ‘new’ defences: Disability/Children’s Interests/Human Rights/Public Law
  • Avoiding conditional orders and repeatedly suspended warrants

16.35-16.50

Questions & Answers

16.50  

Close of Conference

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details

Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London W8 5SR |
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Date: Friday 9th October 2015
Price: £299 + VAT

Special Multiple Delegate HALF PRICE offer see Terms and Conditions

cpd accredited

This conference is accredited for
5 hours CPD by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and ILEX

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SpeakerS profiles:

Jan Luba QC, Garden Court Chambers

Katrina Robinson, Head of Legal Services Viridian Housing

Michael Owen
, Partner, Capsticks Solicitors. Michael advises social landlords nationally on all aspects of drafting and interpreting tenancy agreements.

Peter Marcus, barrister, Zenith Chambers is a specialist in social housing law. As well as a deep knowledge of the law and best practice he also has many years’ of experience of dealing with miscellaneous cases.  In addition to being an accomplished lawyer and advocate, Peter is also an interesting and entertaining presenter and lecturer.

TESTIMONIALS

Very useful and informative – especially on tenancies and enforcement
(Housing Association Team Leader)

I’ve picked up lots of points to be amended in our current agreements and others to be considered in our next version
(Housing Manager)

Really good information and brilliant speakers
(Neighbourhood Services
Manager)

Another high quality, informative and enjoyable day where the content is relevant to practitioners
(Neighbourhood Manager)

I really enjoyed today – I now know that there are lots of aspects of our Tenancy agreements that need to be addressed!
(Head of Neighbourhoods)

Once again very informative – excellent content. 
(Landlord Services Manager)

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