'Fixing our broken housing market': Housing White Paper

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  
Areas of Law: Housing Law

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The Government’s Housing White Paper, published on 7 February 2017, acknowledges that Britain’s housing market needs fixing. Legal issues discussed in the White Paper include:

  • Changing the planning process;
  • Banning letting agents’ fees from being charged to tenants;
  • Banning orders and fines against “rogue landlords”;
  • Promoting longer tenancies in private rented sector;
  • Increasing house-building;
  • Incentives for home-owners to sell big family homes and plans for more sheltered housing schemes.

Can the government solve the “broken housing market” with these proposals? Are enough houses due to be built? Will increases in supply fix the housing crisis?

What measures are pure policy and which will require legislation?

Specialist housing lawyers from Shelter and Garden Court Chambers will discuss the policy and legal implications of the White Paper.

Everyone working in the area of housing law needs to be up to date on government policy, as well as on proposed legislation.


  • Deborah Garvie, Senior Policy Officer, Shelter
  • Stephen Cottle, Garden Court Chambers
  • Liz Davies, Garden Court Chambers (Chair)

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