The Social Housing Law Association (SHLA) was formed in 2005 by a group of housing professionals and lawyers who saw the need for a forum where ideas and information could be exchanged and discussed.

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  • Harris v Hounslow LBC

    Harris v Hounslow LBC 2017-12-20 17:14:00

    Sarah Salmon, barrister at Field Court Chambers, looks at the decision in Harris v Hounslow LBC [2017] EWCA Civ 1476 where the Court of Appeal dismissed the tenant’s appeal against a possession order made on mandatory grounds under the Housing Act 1985.

Forthcoming Event

SHLA's 13th Annual Conference

SHLA's 13th Annual Conference

22/11/2018 09:00am-06:00pm
@ The Crowne Plaza Hotel

Celebrating the role of women in social housing law and practice

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Words from our Chairman

Labyrinthine and complex, housing law and court procedure are full of potential pitfalls capable of jeopardising the success of County Court litigation. Join us and hear from His Honour Judge Luba QC about the mistakes that most commonly imperil housing litigation; and the best ways to avoid them. This is a prime opportunity to learn from, arguably, the County Court’s most experienced housing judge and spaces will be limited. So, register now to avoid disappointment! 

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Dean Underwood, Chair

Members Information

SHLA (Midlands) Event a Great Success!

SHLA (Midlands) Event a Great Success! The first SHLA (Midlands) event since its sell-out launch event in the summer was another strong vote of confidence in the initiative to bring housing law professionals together in the Midlands.

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Sponsors for the SHLA 12th Annual Conference

Have a look at the organisations that have supported the 2017 Annual Conference

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SHLA Membership
An unlimited number of staff may now attend SHLA meetings
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