About the conference
The Northern Housing Consortium’s annual Housing Law update conference has been designed to help you understand how changes to Housing Law over the last 12 months will impact on your organisation. With an unashamedly ‘practitioner’ focus, this conference will explore the key recent legal developments – in caselaw and legislation – around social housing allocation, housing management, anti-social behaviour, tenancy fraud and obtaining possession.
We’re delighted to be hosting the conference in Leeds for the first time with Jan Luba QC, one of the country’s leading barristers and an expert on social housing law.
In response to previous conference feedback, all delegates will now be able to attend all the specialist sessions, each of which will be led by Jan Luba. At each session, Jan will be joined in his presentation by experienced housing practitioners who will discuss their organisations’ approach to the theme under review. In addition, each half of the day will be opened by a keynote speaker.
|0920||Registration and refreshments|
|0950||Welcome and introductions|
|1000||The policy landscape for social housing 2015 – 2020
Charlotte Harrison, Executive Director (Policy and Public Affairs), Northern Housing Consortium
|1030||Session 1: Entry to social housing – allocation, letting, tenancy strategies, and transfers
|1130||Session 2: Addressing abuse: fraud and anti-social behaviour
With a contribution from Rachel McKevitt, Senior Solicitor, City of York Council
|1315||Getting decisions about social housing ‘right’: lessons from the Ombudsman’s casebook
Helen Megarry, Deputy Ombudsman, Housing Ombudsman Service
|1350||Session 3: Social housing management: the key topical issues
With a contribution from Carl Mitchell, Assistant Director Operations, Riverside Group
|1500||Session 4: The end-game: obtaining possession for arrears and other reasons
With a contribution from Carl May, Housing Operations Support Lawyer, Home Group