HLPA

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.

Events

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 update

Extension of the CPR 55 stay (redux)

HLPA welcomes the short extension of the stay on possession proceedings announced on 20 August 2020. However, the stay itself will not prevent an unmanageable flood of evictions, many of which will be manifestly unjust unless the government uses this time constructively to address the longer term protections needed for renters.

Our message is clear: We call on the government to honour its manifesto commitment to abolish s21 ‘no fault’ evictions, to let judges decide on ALL possession cases, to urgently reform the chaotic benefits system and to extend homelessness duties for those who are evicted as a result of this pandemic. This must include those with No Recourse to Public Funds.

HLPA is working hard with the Master of the Rolls’ Working Group on making the eventual lifting of stay work as best as possible for our members and our clients. We will continue to do so while campaigning on the issues above which are outwith the Working Group’s remit.

Events

HLPA Conference 12 November 2019

The 2019 HLPA Conference (sponsored by 1 Pump Court Chambers) is now open for booking and it will take place once more at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at 27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG, on 12th November 2019. The conference is...

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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

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News and Updates

Arkin v Marshall – PD51Z

The Court of Appeal have handed down judgment in this important case convening Practice Direction 51Z  (“PD51Z”) in which HLPA intervened and the Lord Chancellor joined as interested party. The outcome is that PD51Z is lawful, applies throughout possession proceedings...

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Meetings

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

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

Junior HLPA

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

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Professional and media enquiries

Media and professional enquiries should be made to the HLPA co chairs, Simon Mullings and Marina Sergides

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4 Garrett Street
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