Unravelling knotty tenancy problems

Level: Advanced


10 March 2020, Nottingham
24 March 2020, Birmingham


9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch)

Venue 1:

Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Venue 2:

Anthony Collins Birmingham (NO VCE)

Presented by Anthony Collins

Course overview

This course will be divided in two parts.

With many local authority companies setting up housing companies, the first session will consider the implications of this model from a landlord and tenant perspective.

The second session will look to provide legal and practical solutions to some more difficult housing management scenarios that may arise.

Suitable audience:

All those involved in housing management

Overview and topics to be covered include:

In the first part of the session, we will cover:

• The background to those housing companies.
• Key differences in respect of tenant’s rights compared to the secure tenancy regime.
• Rent and service charge regime.
• Termination of tenancies.

The second part of the session, we will include scenarios on

• Exchanges;
• Assignments; and
• Succession.

Those scenarios will be considered in the context of both secure and assured tenancy regime, illustrating differences between a local authority acting in its usual capacity and then a local housing company.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Interactive elements

The second part of the course will be based on case studies with discussion amongst delegates.


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

Presenter profiles:

Helen Tucker is a partner in Anthony Collins’ Housing Management team of 12 and co-lead our housing litigation services. She provides specialist advice to social landlords on all types of housing-related litigation and advice, review policies and procedures, devise and enjoy delivering training and assisting landlords in handling serial complainers and the Regulator’s serious detriment investigations. Helen has run numerous appeal and judicial review cases on leading housing law issues over the last decade.

Emma Hardman is a Senior Associate, leading the housing management team in their Birmingham office. She advises landlords on all housing management issues providing practical solutions to often complex scenarios. Emma has particular expertise in rent and service charges and co-authored the NHG ‘Service charges: a guide for housing associations’ book. The work she does involves providing client training, including bespoke training, as well as speaking on the sector seminar circuit.

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.