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.


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:

Latest Event

Next HLPA meeting 18th September 2019

Homelessness and Suitability Update 

The Speakers will be John Gallagher of Shelter and another to be confirmed

The Location of the Meeting will be BPP Law School, Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, 68-70 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4NY

Previous Events


Next HLPA Meeting 20th March 2019

The Private Sector and Defences to Possession Claims The speakers will be Sarah Steinhardt, Doughty Street Chambers and Deirdre Forster, Anthony Gold Solicitors Please note that the meeting will take place from 18.30 to 21.00 (to included the AGM from 18.30-19.00)....

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Next HLPA Meeting Wednesday 16 January 2019

Anti-Social Behaviour and Social Housing Fraud The speakers will be Manjit Mandair, Osbornes Solicitors and Andrew Lane, Cornerstone Chambers Please note that the meeting will take place from 18.30 to 20.30. The location for this meeting is: BPP University Law School,...

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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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