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The essentials: challenging housing decisions

  • Social rented sector
  • Tenancy

Gain the skills to effectively challenge a negative housing decision in the social rented sector.

Voluntary and Community from £77.00 / £64.00

Public and Statutory from £138.00 / £115.00

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Event details


Housing Rights, Training Room.



10:00am to 1:00pm

This course will give you the confidence and skills to help your client challenge a negative housing decision in the social rented sector. You will gain knowledge on the law supporting challenges to housing decisions.

It will also address common problems and issues that Housing Rights advisers come up against when challenging housing decisions. We will share with you how to best address these.

What we will cover

  • process for challenging different negative decisions 
  • the review process for unsuccessful applicants
  • conducting homelessness investigations and reviews
  • temporary accommodation pending review   
  • the principles of judicial review and appeals to County Court   
  • the complaints procedure & the role of the ombudsman  

Who should attend?

  • housing advisers
  • community / residents groups
  • benefits advisers
  • constituency office staff
  • social and hostel accommodation providers
  • solicitors