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Housing Law & The Rights of Homeless People

   

Domestic Abuse & Housing Law

Usual course length: 1 day

Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • Adopting a victim-centred perspective
  • Understanding the range of legal options available to survivors of domestic abuse, i.e. the provisions of the Family Law Act 1996, the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 etc.
  • Identifying who can obtain an injunction and how the tenancy or right to occupy can be affected
  • Identifying when benefit may be payable on two houses and how this may help
  • Improving local liaison and inter-agency working
  • Understanding the duties owed by local authorities under the current homelessness legislation