Housing and Planning Act 2016 - An Overview

Consideration of the HPA 2016 and it's implications

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Course Overview

This session provides landlord and tenant practitioners with a useful reminder, or introduction to, the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which has made far-reaching changes to housing policy and the planning system within the United Kingdom.


Divided into two manageable sections, this course will provide an invaluable overview of the sections of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which have been implemented, or not, namely parts 1, 3, 4 and 6.


Delivered by barrister Rachel Coyle of The 36 Group, part one will consider Part 6 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which concerns Neighbourhood Development Plans and Orders. It also addresses Part 1 and briefly, for reasons which become clear in the webinar, Parts 3 and 4.


Sections of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which relate to starter homes, extended Right to Buy and secure tenancies (Section 81A Housing Act 1985) will also be examined.

The remainder of Part 6 and Part 7 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will be dealt with in part two of the webinar. Local planning, planning obligations and their implications will also be discussed in some detail.


Whilst this two-part webinar is intended as an overview only, it is ideal for landlord and tenant practitioners who, when faced with a tricky situation, require guidance in terms of where to look in the statute for an answer to their problem.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 1-1.5 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have improved your knowledge of the implemented sections of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and will feel more confident when advising clients regarding this important piece of legislation.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for landlord and tenant practitioners of all levels

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About Instructor - Rachel Coyle

Rachel is a specialist Civil Barrister at The 36 Group and enjoys a thriving practice in general civil and commercial work.

Rachel has been praised for her tenacity, determination and sound, thorough legal knowledge by clients, judges and opponents. She is committed to providing practical advice in a timely manner and pays attention to detail in complex factual and legal matters. Rachel has been described by clients as courteous, very personable and approachable.

Before coming to the Bar and joining 36 Civil, Rachel worked as a Legal and Finance Associate at Seneca Banking Consultants dealing primarily with claims against banks in the pre-litigation stage that engaged in the sale of Interest Rate Hedging products, Fixed Rate Tailored Business Loans, GRGs, Annuities and Currency Swaps. Rachel handled a case load of over 150 clients including premiership footballers, hoteliers, accountants, private residential and commercial landlords, private student halls of residence companies, private hospitals, farmers, car dealerships and private individuals.

Rachel is also direct access qualified.

Course Curriculum

Part 1

  • Webinar
    00:37:11
  • Notes
    9 Page
  • Slides
    23 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
    00:30:25
  • Notes
    6 Page
  • Slides
    11 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

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