Supporting Young People into Private Rented Accommodation
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With the current shortage in social housing, more and more people are relying on private sector landlords for the roofs over their heads. It’s no secret that things have changed greatly as a result of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 and its associated legislation.
This course takes a practical look at the Private Rented Sector and just what it means to properly support clients to find homes, maintain their contractual obligations and end their contracts in line with the law. We will focus on licenses and occupation contracts available in the private sector, what your clients’ obligations are under the law and how you can help your clients to manage the tough times that can arise when renting from a private landlord.
This course will cover:
– Licences and Occupation Contracts in the Private Rented sector
– What to expect when looking for accommodation
– Contract Holder obligations before, during and at the end of an occupation contract
– Landlord obligations
– Disrepair and enforcement
– Unlawful evictions and harassment, what are they and how can I help?
– Possession proceedings (grounds and defences)
– Homeless applications
This course is informed by more than three decades of advising people in housing need and will give you the confidence to support, inform and champion your clients in the private sector.
This course is for:
An excellent introduction course for support workers, housing officers and anyone helping tenants into the private sector.