The Housing Law Practitioners Association was set up to provide a forum for practitioners working in the housing field to share knowledge and information. Membership is open to all those who use housing law for the benefit of the homeless, tenants, and other occupiers of housing. Current members include solicitors, barristers, advice workers, independent environmental health officers and other housing specialists.

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HLPA has regular events for members, and special events for all. The very latest in housing law practice, delivered by those involved. Notes and handouts available to all members on the website soon after each meeting. For the next meeting:

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Latest Event

Next meeting – May 2016

11 May 2016 at earlier time of 6.30 pm.

Anti-social behaviour update.

Edward Fitzpatrick, Garden Court Chambers
Andrew Lane, Cornerstone Barristers

Venue: University of Westminster
The Boardroom
First Floor
University of Westminster Headquarters Building
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW

Previous Events


Next meeting & AGM – 16 March 2016

The AGM will start at 6.30 pm Meeting follows the AGM Homelessness: One year one from the Supreme Court The speakers will be: Liz Davies, Garden Court Chambers Dominic Preston, Doughty Street Chambers Room 3.07, School of Law, University of Westminster 4 Little... read more

January 2016 Meeting

Wednesday 20 January 2016 7 pm – 9 pm Private Rented Sector – the new world. Covering all of the Deregulation Act changes that are now in force, from deposits to ‘use it or lose it’ rules on Section 21 notices. Also covering ‘Right to Rent’ before it comes... read more



Briggs Review of Civil Courts Structure

In reply to the request for comment on the Interim Report of the Briggs LJ review of the Civil Courts Structure, HLPA submitted a further detailed response on the specific issues raised for housing law. The response can be downloaded here. HLPA had previously offered... read more

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Members’ meetings every two months – with speakers at the forefront of housing law giving updates on recent developments and practice.

Papers and notes for past meetings are available for members to download.


Resources for members – guides, FAQs, precedents and more.

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A group for housing law practitioners with less than 5 years PQE, trainees and paralegals.

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