Call for participants for new housing rights course on private renting for women

Law for Life will be running a free 4-week housing-rights course for London-based organisations supporting women with housing issues. The course will be delivered online and is funded by Trust for London.

The course aims to give participants the basic knowledge and skills needed to deal with key housing issues in privately rented accommodation. This will include understanding your tenancy, evictions, and poor housing conditions. You do not need to know anything about housing law to apply as this introductory course is aimed at people with no formal legal training. The course will be delivered in English.

We are particularly keen to invite participants who are community volunteers, members of a women’s support group, a grassroots mutual aid organisation, or something similar.

The course will run online every Wednesday from 2-4pm for four weeks from mid-September. Participants are required to watch a 30 minute introductory video before each interactive session. Each week will cover the following topics: 

Week 1 ( 13th Sept ): Benefits and housing

Week 2 (20th Sept): Tenancies and other housing arrangements

Week 3 (27th Sept): Dealing with poor housing conditions

Week 4 (4th Oct): How to deal with a Section 21 eviction notice

It is important you are able to attend all four sessions as later sessions build upon the knowledge from previous ones. 

The course is free to attend, but spaces are limited. We will prioritise participants from community/grassroot organisations and people with lived experience of the housing crisis. Due to limited capacity, we will accept a maximum of two participants per organisation. 

This course is closed to new enquiries due to a high level of interest. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for further courses we will be running. 

We will let you know by Friday 15th August if you have secured a place.

If you have any queries about the course please contact Rowan Milligan at: