Our Housing Management Series of training sessions returns on 1 October 2024 with 6 bitesize sessions taking place on a weekly basis.

Aimed at those involved in the frontline delivery of housing management services, these sessions focus on a specific housing management topic.  The sessions will allow practitioners to interact and raise questions, with the opportunity submit questions in advance.

Who Should Attend?

Housing staff who are involved in the frontline of service delivery. This course will give you the tools to support you in your day to day role.

Sessions

Pre-action Requirements - 1 October 2024

There is an increase scrutiny of PARs in rent arrears cases.  The Notice of Proceedings (NOPs) are also subject to scrutiny. This session will focus on those challenges, and how to avoid dealing with challenges in any court proceedings that may be raised after PARs have been completed and NOP service has taken place.

Dealing with Capacity Issues in Tenancies - 3 October 2024

Handling issues with capacity is becoming an increasing challenge for housing staff.  With an ageing population and legislation that is unhelpful, we will consider what options are available to you when handling housing management issues where capacity concerns are raised.  We will also look at options for repossession when the tenant lacks capacity, and what to look out for when presented with Powers of Attorney and Guardianship Orders.

Condition of Tenancy and Non-Occupancy - 8 October 2024

Tenancy enforcement measures on the basis of unacceptable condition of/damage to the tenancy or non-occupancy of the tenancy are on the increase. This session will look at pre-court steps that should be considered, the need for early intervention, and options available in relation to tenancy enforcement, including evidence required and prospects of success.

Commencing, Ending and Converting to Short Scottish Secure Tenancies - 10 October 2024

Working with SSSTs is challenging for a variety of reasons.  We will look at how to use SSSTs from start to finish.  What are key dates to watch for as the tenancy progresses, what steps are involved in ending these tenancies, and when it is appropriate to take those steps?

We will also look at the steps to convert an existing SST to a Short SST.

Anti-social Behaviour: Prevention, Intervention & Legal Remedies - 29 October 2024

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) can be difficult for housing staff. This session will focus on how to bring a Scottish Secure Tenancy (SST) to an end by reason of ASB. We will look at the use of Anti-social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) as well as discussing how you may convert a SST to a Short Scottish Secure Tenancy (SSST); detailing how you can bring a SSST to an end if ASB continues.  We will touch upon the court processes involved along the way, plus look at the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

 Criminal Convictions: Tenancy Enforcement & Remedies

31 October 2024

Streamlined Evictions: Is this a misnomer?  This session will look at the pre-action steps to consider before embarking on a streamlined eviction following a relevant criminal conviction, and the challenges that may be faced when taking forward these streamlined evictions.  This will include a look at human rights and the Scottish Government’s guidance on streamlined evictions.

Location - Zoom

Times - all sessions will take place from 2pm until 3.30pm.

Cost - £40 (plus VAT) per session or £210 (plus VAT) if all 6 sessions are booked.

Introducing Our Speaker 

 AWM

 Alastair McKendrick, Head of our Litigation Team, is an accredited specialist in Housing and Residential Tenancy Law. He has extensive experience in housing matters and manages a wide variety of cases including contentious and non-contentious housing management issues for Registered Social Landlords. 

To book a place please complete the booking form.