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20 November 2020 | Webinars | Article by Bethan Gladwyn

Webinar: Housing Law Conference 2020 replay

Our Housing Law Conference launched #HJhousing week with an interactive virtual Zoom event, hosted by our Housing Management team. The session covered the impact of COVID-19 on residential tenancies and an interactive discussion on empty properties. The two sessions delivered are summarised below.

The impact of COVID-19 on residential tenancies

Bethan Gladwyn, Head of Housing Management

This main plenary topic, considers possession claims, how (if) the courts are getting back on top, how judges are looking/are likely to look at COVID-19 related debt and arrears, the impact on ASB and the impact on meeting support needs during lockdown.

Empty properties case study

Rebecca Rees and the Housing Management team

The problem of abandonment/dealing with properties after a tenant has died has become more of an issue during the pandemic, especially as possession orders have been impossible. In what circumstances can a landlord change the locks and what are the other options?

We have posted the webinar recording above, for you to watch at your leisure.

Author bio

Bethan Gladwyn


Bethan Gladwyn is head of the housing management team as a result of her capability and specialist knowledge in her field of law. A specialist in social housing law and practice, anti-social behaviour and landlord and tenant (residential), Bethan assisted in setting up Wales’s first anti-social behaviour unit at Hugh James.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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