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 HLPA Meeting 13th March 2018

Allocations Cases and How to Run Them Effectively

The speakers will be Ann Bevington, Hopkin Murray Beskine Solicitors and Martin Westgate QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Please note that the meeting will take place from 18.30 to 21.00 (to include the AGM from 18.30-19.00). The location for this meeting is:

BPP University Law School, Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, 68-70 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4NY

Previous Events


Next HLPA Meeting 15 November 2017

Housing Law Update The speakers will be John Gallagher, Shelter and Marina Sergides, Garden Court Chambers. Please note that the meeting will take place from 6.30 to 8.30pm and will be at the new venue. The location for this meeting is: BPP University Law School,...

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HLPA Conference 13 December 2017

The 2017 HLPA Conference is now open for booking and it will take place at a new venue: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at 27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG, on 13th December 2017. The conference is open to members and non-members...

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Fitness for Habitation Bill passes Second Reading

The Housing (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill passed Second Reading in the House of Commons unanimously on 19 January 2018. The Bill is a private members bill brought by Karen Buck, Labour MP for Westminster North, but, very...

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Walkways Consultation

HLPA’s Grenfell Sub-Committee has responded to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s ‘Walkways’ Consultation. A link to the response can be found here: HLPA Response -Walkways...

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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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