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Mental Capacity Act and Housing Tenancy Agreement

Provider

Rhiannon Mainwaring, JMG Training & Consultancy

Target Audience: Social Work Teams and Housing Department

Aims

  • This course will outine the law concerning the creation of tenancy agreements for those lacking mental capacity.
  • A number of court judgments have illustrated the common problems faced by staff, and the consequences of unlawful tenancy agreements.
  • This course will consider how staff should assess mental capacity in relation to tenancy agreements and the key case law in this area.
  • It will also consider the legal validity of tenancy agreements signed by, or on behalf of, those lacking capacity; and when people lacking capacity may be placed without a tenancy agreement being in place.
  • Delegates will be provided with examples of when applications to the Court of Protection may be required and the practical procedures relating to this.
  • The role of attorneys and deputies, in relation to tenancy agreements, will also be discussed.

Outcomes

  • This course will consider how staff should assess mental capacity in relation to tenancy agreements and the key case law in this area.
  • It will also consider the legal validity of tenancy agreements signed by, or on behalf of, those lacking capacity; and when people lacking capacity may be placed without a tenancy agreement being in place.
  • Delegates will be provided with examples of when applications to the Court of Protection may be required and the practical procedures relating to this.
  • The role of attorneys and deputies, in relation to tenancy agreements, will also be discussed.

Dates

  • 9 May 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Online training via Teams

There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given

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