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This is a full day live online training course delivered via Zoom
Moving on: Supporting people into the private rented sector
The private rented sector provides 15% of the homes in Wales and this number continues to increase. The numbers of people living in private rented accommodation continues to grow. Local authorities can now even meet their duties to homeless people with an offer of private accommodation and since the pandemic, more people than ever will need support to move on from temporary accommodation. It is therefore essential that anyone working with homeless applicants, people in housing need and private renters has a solid grasp of the law in this area.
But, what do tenants need to know before entering into this sector? If this is the first time they have ever rented or if they have moved over from social housing, what are the advantages and disadvantages? What are the common misconceptions and misunderstandings? And what are their rights and responsibilities before, during and at the end of their tenancies?
Using the protective legal frameworks to build practical solutions to common issues facing private sector tenants, this course will help you to support and move clients on to successful tenancies in the private rented sector.
- Types of occupation and principal rights and responsibilities
- What to look for when viewing a property
- Pre-tenancy obligations on Agents and Landlords, including advertising, banned fees and tenant checks
- Rent Smart Wales – Landlord Registration and Licencing
- Tenancy deposits
- Local Housing Allowance /Universal Credit (Housing Element)
- Houses in Multiple occupation
- Rights to repair
- Notices and procedures for ending tenancies
Who is it for?
Housing and homelessness officers, support workers, temporary accommodation officers, tenancy sustainment workers, temporary accommodation providers, and third-sector advice agencies