Housing Rights and Women — Legal Education Course

AIMS: This course aims to build basic legal knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with private landlords and local councils on issues of housing and homelessness. We will focus particularly on issues women face in securing and maintaining tenancies.

The course is for grassroots and community groups who support women living in precarious housing situations. The course provides basic legal knowledge and is suitable for people with no prior training on housing law.

Course program:

Thursday 19th March 6-9 PM – Basics of contracts and tenancies

Saturday 28th 10-3 PM – Universal Credit and housing

Thursday 2nd April 6-9 PM – Dealing with disrepair

Thursday 23rd April  6-9 PM – Dealing with section 21 evictions

Saturday 25th 10-3 PM – Dealing with local authorities on homelessness

Saturday 2nd May 10-3 PM – Living in temporary accommodation

n.b. The times of two of the sessions on the flyer are incorrect: the session on universal credit runs from 10am-3pm and the session on disrepairs runs from 6pm-9pm. Apologies for the error.

PRACTICAL INFO:

The course is free of charge but participants are required to attend all or most sessions.

Limited spaces available. Registration by 4th March. We encourage and prioritise participation of community groups and people with lived experience.

Venue: Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, Kentish Town, London NW5 2DX.

Info and registration: rowan.milligan@lawforlife.org.uk

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Published: 19 February 2020

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