Seminar Training/Advice Workshop
Event

RENTING PRIVATELY DURING COVID-19

Housing Rights

Housing Rights

Cost: £28 Members, £35 Non-Members
This online self-paced course looks at the experience of private renters in Northern Ireland during the pandemic and at the changes that have been made to try to protect this group.    

It is arguable that COVID-19 has impacted on private renters more than it has on homeowners and social tenants. Private renters see restrictions on the level of benefits they can get to help with rent and have far fewer protections from eviction than their counterparts in social housing. While homeowners have been able to apply for deferrals of mortgage payments, private tenants must continue paying rent and have received no government assistance towards rent holidays or reductions.  
 
This online self-paced course looks at the experience of private renters in Northern Ireland during the pandemic and at the changes that have been made to try to protect this group.  
 
By the end of this course, you will be able to 

  • accurately advise private tenants on their protection from eviction 

  • signpost renters to additional support if they are struggling to pay rent 

  • identify sources of financial support for rent in advance and deposit payments 

  • discuss recent proposals for change and improvement in the private rented sector 

 

Why train with Housing Rights 

Housing Rights is the leading housing specialist charity in Northern Ireland, and we train more than 800 people per year on housing law and related topics.   

Housing Rights provides an innovative range of training courses on housing and welfare related issues. When developing our training programmes, we look at upcoming changes in legislation and policy along with feedback from service users. We combine this information with the front-line experience of our advisers and solicitors to develop practical, informative, and relevant courses that help housing and welfare professionals deliver high quality advice services to clients.  

100% of our delegates say they would attend our training again and recommend it to others. 

Sector:
  • Advice services
  • Community development
  • Community relations
  • Housing and homelessness
Tags:
  • Housing
  • housing; housing advice; advisers; prison
  • Housing; Advice; Housing Advice; Advisers; homelessness; Debt
  • housing assocations
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Homelessness;

Date and Time

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Location

The Skainos Centre
239 Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 1AF
United Kingdom

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Contact Details

Gail Barnes, Training Officer

More Information

Further information on this course and other courses currently available can be found on the Housing Rights website.