July 23, 2024

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Course Description

This Housing Law and Policy course will examine the provision of housing and housing supports in Ireland. The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the legal and policy issues concerning housing, with a particular focus on social housing, rental accommodation and issues of equality and discrimination in the context of housing.

Course content

Introduction to the law and policy context to housing in Ireland

Social Housing and social housing supports:    

           o  Overview, eligibility and application processes    

           o  Allocations, Priority Categories

           o  Homelessness– emergency accommodation, Homeless HAP, tenant-in-situ purchase schemes

           o  Obligations, Rights and Responsibilities of Local Authorities and Tenants

Private rental accommodation:

           o  Overview of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, including landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, types of tenancies, evictions and what falls outside the Act

           o  Notices of Termination and eviction

           o  Role of the Residential Tenancy Board    

           o  Equality and discrimination in private housing

The Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty:

           o  What is it?

           o  Why is it important in the context of housing?

           o  Particular barriers faced by minority and vulnerable groups

The future of housing in Ireland – what is on the horizon for Irish Housing Law and Policy

Who Should Attend?

This course has been designed for practising lawyers who work in the housing related area, including all local authority lawyers. It will also be of great interest to lawmakers and public officials at national and local level, as well as academics and students, policy makers and social policy analysts, planners, housing managers, estate agents.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full course pack to refer to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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