Housing rights and Young People

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This module aims to develop young people’s knowledge, skills and attitudes so that they have a better understanding of housing law, the principles underpinning leases and the relationship between landlord and tenant, and are better equipped to handle and make sense of acquiring local authority housing and resolving landlord/tenant disputes.

Who is this for?

Young people. An interest or background in law is not necessary.


3 hours. This module is designed to be delivered in conjunction with the other modules on legal capability.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the civil justice system and public law
  • Develop an understanding of entitlements to local authority housing
  • Develop an understanding of the basic principles underpinning a lease
  • Acquire knowledge of fundamental rights of a tenant under a lease
  • Develop interpretation skills through analysing a lease
  • Develop team working skills by working with other participants to solve problems
  • Develop negotiation skills by practising scenarios that reflect typical interactions between a young person and local authority housing officer
  • Have increased personal confidence when seeking accommodation
  • Have increased awareness and understanding of and confidence in the civil justice system and public law.

To make a payment for booking onto a module please click here and use the reference "Training". Please use the donation button to make your payment. The costs are heavily subsidised: Each module costs £100 for individuals referred by or working in private or public sector organisations, £60 for anyone else. If taking the IARS Certificate in Youth Policy then there is no charge for taking the modules.