Legal Education Course on Housing Rights for People with Complex Needs


This course aims at building basic legal knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with private landlords and local councils on issues of housing and homelessness.

For Who:

The course is for community groups and frontline workers who deal with or support people in precarious housing situations. It focuses particularly on the challenges faced by people with complex needs in securing and maintaining tenancies.* The course is basic and doesn’t require any prior legal knowledge or technical training.

Course Programme:

Friday 22nd Nov 10am—3.30pm:       Introduction and basics of tenancies

Monday 25th Nov 1pm—5pm:           Paying rent on benefits

Thursday 28th Nov 1pm—5pm:         Dealing with disrepairs

Friday 6th Dec 10am—3.30pm:         Dealing with Section 21 evictions

Friday 13th Dec 10am—4pm:            Dealing with local authorities in the   context of homelessness

Friday 20th Dec 10am—4pm:            Living in temporary accommodation  

Practical Info:

Attendance is free of charge but we require attendance to all or most sessions. Location: Wheatsheaf Hall, Wheatsheaf lane, Vauxhall, Lambeth, SW8 2UP. Limited spaces available, Priority will be given to community groups. registration by 30th October. Download our flyer here For info and to register: *our 2020 courses will focus on housing rights for women and for migrants. Contact us for info.  

Kindly funded by Trust for London