Free Seminar: An essential seminar for social housing landlords

A market based, residential lettings, illegal evictions and legal update

Date: Wednesday 25th February
Venue: British Library, St Pancras, London
Time: 3.30pm registration for a 4.00pm start

Please join our Social Housing Management Team, Anthony Best,
Jeremy Teall, Sharon Porter-Gayle and Aisha Akhtar for our latest seminar.

Social landlords and their managing agents letting properties on the open market face new challenges and expectations from Assured Shorthold tenancies, including continuous developments on the validity and service of Section 21 Housing Act 1988 – Notices Requiring Possession and The Deposit Registration Requirements.

Jeremy Teall – Partner and Team Leader – Housing Management and Landlord & Tenant – will be advising on the following essential subjects:
• The differences between Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies
• The requirements of Section 21 Notices; including Spencer-v-Taylor, the effect
of non-registration of deposits, and the provisions to block “retaliatory” Section 21 Notices following disrepair allegations in the Deregulation Bill
• The absolute requirements of deposit registration and the expensive consequences of failing to do so
• The additional responsibilities on Social Landlords seeking possession on Assured Shorthold tenancies through their policies and procedures

If a property is not correctly repossessed a Social Landlord will potentially face substantial legally aided claims for damages and tenant’s legal costs.
Finally, we are delighted to be joined again, by popular demand, by our guest main speaker James Browne – leading Social Housing Barrister of Lamb Chambers – who will be providing a summary of recent development in Housing Law, and in Social Housing Landlord and Tenant cases to ensure you have the latest information available.

Aisha Akhtar – of Prince Evans Solicitors LLP – will present a timely reminder on the importance of correct procedures being followed that will include:
• Defining “illegal eviction”
• Avoiding the pitfalls of illegal eviction
• The consequences of evicting a tenant
• Recent cases awarding damages to tenants

There will then be a Question and Answer session when Partner, Anthony Best, Partner, Jeremy Teall, Associate, Sharon Porter-Gayle, Solicitor, Aisha Akhtar, and Barrister, James Browne will answer your Housing related questions.

To book a place, please register with Louise Heasman on 07950 248038 or email her at