Module Identifier LPM1110  
Module Title HOUSING LAW  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Professor John R Williams  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite LPM0140 , LPM0505 , LPM0325 , LPM0215  
Professional Exemptions Law Society validated study scheme  

Brief description

This module is only available to students registered on the PGDip Legal Practice.

This module enables students to advise and assist clients in the field of Housing Law. The module will focus on housing law issues most commonly arising in general practice, i.e. security of tenure, termination of occupation rights, repairing obligations, and rights in occupation. Students will be encouraged to consider the role of the housing practitioner in a wider context having regard to the work of other professionals, agencies and authorities involved in housing issues, e.g. Surveyors, Shelter, Citizen Advice Bureaux and Local Authorities.   
The module will be delivered in an interactive manner.


1. The Lease/Licence Distinction

2. Possession from Trespassers and Licencees

3. Possession from Common Law Tenants and Forfeiture

4. Possession from Protected, Assured and Secure Tenancies (Including Introductory Tenancies)

5. Possession from Mortgagors

6. Occupier Rights to Quiet Enjoyment

7. Repairing Obligations

8. County Court Procedure


This module is at CQFW Level 7