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 & AGM – 16 March 2016

The AGM will start at 6.30, followed by the meeting.

The meeting will be on homelessness, one year on from the Supreme Court.

Location to be confirmed.

Previous Events


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

November 2015 meeting

18 November 2015 Members’ meeting – Housing Law Update Speakers: District Judge Tracey Bloom John Gallagher – Shelter Meeting starts at 7 pm. Location: Portland Hall, Regent Campus, University of Westminster, 4 Little Titchfield Street London W1W... read more



Stand for HLPA executive

The positions of HLPA Chair and Vice-Chair together with three places on the Executive Committee will become vacant in March 2016.  Members are therefore now invited to put themselves forward as candidates for Chair and Vice-Chair for a two-year term of office and for... read more

HLPA gives evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees

HLPA members and executive committee members have been active in giving evidence to Parliamentary select committees in the last year. The video recordings of the sessions are below. Justice Select Committee – 21 October 2014. Member Connor Johnston and exec... 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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