16 Feb 24

Guest article by Tessa Shepperson – Landlord Law Services 
A one day virtual workshop with Barrister Justin Bates
With all the changes taking place it is really important that landlords are fully up to date with the law.

Attend this one day workshop to ensure that you and your staff are aware of all and any changes.

Covering new English legislation and regulations, and important new cases which will affect private residential landlords (Welsh law not included).

  • Essential for all landlords of private rented property in England
  • Letting agents,
  • Local authority private sector housing staff,
  • and Advisors (including lawyers)

The Workshop Program:

TOPICS COVERED 

Legislative reform:

  • The Renters Reform Bill: Where are we now, and what can we expect?
  • Other reforms: HMOs and council tax & Key leasehold issues for the PRS
  • Wales: A quick overview of Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Case-law update:

  • Key cases from 2022 and 2023

Policy update:

  • E.g. increased fines under the “right to rent” provisions

Rent Repayment Orders and civil penalties:

  • A detailed examination

Read more and book your place here:


About the day:

Join Justin as he takes you through the key issues affecting housing and landlord/tenant law in the private rented sector today.

The morning starts with a look at how legislation is changing in England.

The Renters (Reform) Bill has cross-party political support and is widely expected to sail through Parliament. But how far will it go and what are the key changes it will bring?

We also look at other changes, e.g. around HMOs and council tax.

There will be a short session (30 mins at most) giving a quick introduction to the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016. A detailed analysis of the Act is impossible without devoting the whole day to that one change, but everyone should be familiar with the broad outline of the new legislation. Please note, however, that this is only a brief introduction to the position in Wales.

The leading cases from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in 2022 and 2023 will be covered, together with a preview of a few of the more significant cases which are expected to be heard in 2024.

We also cover the key housing policy updates from 2022 and 2023 and, should details be available, try to identify what housing policies will be offered by the main parties at the next General Election.

Finally, we will have a relatively detailed examination of the workings of the Rent Repayment Order regime (in England) and the civil penalty/banning order regime (in England).

In particular, the higher courts and Upper Tribunal have been very active in 2022 and 2023 in giving guidance about how these regimes should be operated whether by local authorities, tenants, landlords or the First Tier Tribunal.

Monday 25 March 2024
Cost is £180 (£150 + VAT)
Read more and book your place here

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