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

This podcast aims to provide an overview of: the roles, powers and objectives of the new statutory bodies introduced by the Act: the Homes and Communities Agency and the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords ('Oftenants'); The aims and operation of Family Intervention Tenancies; The consequences of an important change to the way assured and secure tenancies are brought to an end (particularly as regards the effect of a possession order); The details of the amendments to the right to enfranchise, particularly as regards the exclusion of certain shared ownership leases; An overview of other changes, including as regards public sector tenants' Right to Buy; new powers given to some councils to fund their own house-building programmes, and their duties as regards Gypsy and Traveller caravan sites; the introduction of further time limits for prosecuting breaches of building regulations.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the main roles, powers and objectives of the new statutory bodies introduced by the Act: the Homes and Communities Agency and the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords ('Oftenant');
  • Understand the aims and operation of Family Intervention Tenancies;
  • Understand how assured and secure tenancies are brought to an end (particularly as regards the effect of a possession order);
  • Understand the effect of the amendments to the right to enfranchise, particularly as regards the exclusion of certain shared ownership leases;
  • Have an overview of other changes made by the Act, including to the public sector tenants' Right to Buy; new powers for councils to fund their own house-building programmes, new duties as regards Gypsy and Traveller caravan sites, and the introduction of further time limits for prosecuting breaches of building regulations.
Level:
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Housing and Regeneration Act 2008;
  • Housing Act 1996;
  • Housing Act 1988;
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1987;
  • Housing Act 1985;
  • Building Act 1984, s35, 35A;
  • Leasehold Reform Act 1967.

Contains information about the main changes to housing legislation introduced by the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 as they will affect both social and other landlords and tenants. Important areas discussed include the roles of the new investment body, the Housing and Communities Agency, and the new regulator, Office for Tenants and Social Landlords; Family Intervention Tenancies, changes to the way (other) assured and secure tenancies are brought to an end, amendments to the right to enfranchise under the 1967 Act, particularly the exclusion of tenants under certain shared ownership leases. Also covers amendments to the Right to Buy legislation, and the provision of service charge information to tenants; new powers for Councils as regards the funding of their own housing programmes, and their duties to occupiers of Gypsy and Traveller caravan sites; and changes to the time limits for prosecuting breaches of building regulations under the Building Act 1984.

Podcast Added: 16/2/2009

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