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Recent Developments in Housing Law



09:15 - 17:15

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Northcliffe House

28 Tudor Street



Sam Madge-Wyld and Robert Brown

Level(s): Updating

6 hours CPD

Commercial rate: £215 + VAT - commercial organisations including barristers and solicitors in private practice.

Standard rate: £205 + VAT - statutory and not for profit organisations.

The course provides housing law practitioners representing tenants/applicants, local authorities and other registered providers of social housing with an update on, and a chance to discuss with other housing law practitioners, the key changes in housing law from the past two years.
It will cover changes in legislation and the recent developments in case law.

Topics Include:

• Possession claims, including Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998 defences
• Homelessness, including Homelessness Reduction Bill, and allocations 
• Anti-social behaviour
• Disrepair
• The right to rent
• Housing and Planning Act 2016
• Fixing our broken housing market: the Housing Whtie Paper

Aims and Objectives

To update and provide a forum for discussion for housing practitioners on the major changes in housing law over the last two years.

Area of Specialism

Housing law and practice

Course Materials/Resources

Detailed notes on all subject areas


Sam Madge-Wyld is a barrister practising from Tanfield Chambers. His areas of specialism include housing, local government and landlord and tenant. His practice includes acting for landlords and tenants in a variety of disputes throughout the country. Sam also lectures, teaches and writes extensively in housing law. He co-authored the 6th Edition of the Housing Law Casebook and the 7th edition of Quiet Enjoyment. He is also a contributor to the Local Government Encyclopaedia. He is recommended for Social Housing in Chambers & Partners.

Robert Brown is a barrister at Arden Chambers, specialising in housing, landlord & tenant, property, and public Law. He is an Editor of the Housing Law Reports and a co-author of Arden & Partington on Housing Law and Judicial Review Proceedings: A Practitioner's Guide (3rd edition). He has lectured and provided training on a wide range of landlord and tenant topics and is recommended for Social Housing in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.