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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

In this podcast leading housing solicitor Giles Peaker gives a detailed overview of flexible tenancies, the new form of tenure introduced by the Localism Act 2011. This podcast will ensure that housing law practitioners are aware of the changes within social housing and understand what flexible tenancies will mean for local authorities and landlords and tenants alike.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand where the concept of ‘flexible tenancies’ originates from;
  • Know when this change will come into force;
  • Understand what a flexible tenancy is and how this differs from old council tenancies;
  • Know what the duration of the fixed-term will be;
  • Know how the length of the fixed term is likely to be decided in practice;
  • Know who flexible tenancies are intended for;
  • Be aware of the obligations on local housing authorities to publish a ‘tenancy strategy’ and the factors being considered by local authorities;
  • Understand how a flexible tenancy is created;
  • Appreciate the legal formalities associated with fixed-term tenancies;
  • Know what rights a flexible tenant will have;
  • Know what will happen at the end of a flexible tenancy;
  • Have considered the right to review a decision not to renew a flexible tenancy;
  • Know how a tenant might go about resisting possession proceedings in this context;
  • Know how these changes impact on those with existing tenancy agreements and how flexible tenancies interface with other types of agreement;
  • Appreciate the wider implications of this reform for the social housing sector.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
Sources and References:

In this podcast Giles Peaker, a leading housing solicitor at Anthony Gold discusses the changes the Localism Act 2011 brings to social housing, looking in particular at the new flexible tenancies that local authorities will be able to grant instead of periodic tenancies.

Date recorded: 1st August 2012

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