The Housing Act 1988 set up the rules which govern how most tenancies ‘work’ today

Make sure you understand them properly by attending our workshop:

The Housing Act 1988 - A Guide

A one day course for landlords & letting agents



Click the icon below to hear David Smith talk, in this podcast on the Housing Act 1988:


Thursday 29 May
Downing College
Cambridge B2 1DQ

10.30 am to 4.00 pm
Lunch included (see below)

Cost £180 (£150 + VAT)

  • Useful for landlords managing their own properties
  • Letting agents, or
  • Advisors

Also - find out about the new case that could change section 21 - forever

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What are workshops?

Our workshops are small classes (generally between 10-20 attendees) where the trainer is able to give more focused and detailed training on specific issues.

As the classes are small, there is much more scope for discussion and interaction, both within the group and with the trainer. People generally find them very rewarding.

About this workshop

The vast majority of residential tenancies in England & Wales are controlled by the Housing Act 1988.

A knowledge of this Act, its requirements, and how it works is vital for any residential landlord and letting agent.

This course aims to fill that gap by providing an introduction to the Act and a detailed explanation of the key points.

David will also be discussing the new case of Spencer v. Taylor where the Court of Appeal have given a radical new interpretation of section 21.


  • AM

    Tenancies and rent

    Topics covered will include – What types of occupation fall under the Act and what do not, how to deal with room lets and sharing, rent increases

  • PM

    Deposits and eviction issues

    Topics covered will include - Tenancy deposits and how they link with the Act, possession through section 8 and possession through section 21

Venue details

Downing College, as you would expect of one of the Cambridge Colleges, has beautiful buildings set in stunning grounds. We will be in the West Lodge & Maitland Room.

Cambridge has excellent rail connections (it is about 1 1/2 hours out of London) - and the college is just 10 minutes walk from the station.  Or, if you prefer to use your car, there is a park and ride service.  (Parking may be available at the college if you are registered disabled).

Facilities will include:

Solicitor David Smith

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  • Tea and coffee on arrival with biscuits and fruit bowl, and
  • Tea and coffee for mid morning
  • Simple sandwich and wrap lunch with savory nibbles (including mini quiche, cheese straws and pizza fingers)
  • Afternoon break with tea and coffee and cake
  • Free wi fi

Note: If you are not local, there are several hotels and guest houses in Cambridge where you can stay

WARNING:  There are only limited places available so if you want to attend early booking is recommended


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Cancellations and refunds

Be safeIf you find you are no longer able to attend we will give a full refund provided you let us know within 14 days of the date of booking, and provided that the cancellation is not within the last seven days before the course date.

In view of the financial commitments we will have to make to the venue we will only give refunds for cancellations during the final seven days before the course date, at our discretion.

Finally please note that if payment is not made within 14 days of invoice or within 7 days of the course date (whichever is the earlier) we reserve the right to cancel your booking and allocate your place to another delegate, after giving you not less than 24 hours notice.


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