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Housing Law and Policy LA4056 - Module

Course Details

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 Semester (12 weeks)

Award: Module (Link-in)

Qualification: 6 ECTS @ NFQ Level 8

Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Type: Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
School of Law
Email:
Law@ul.ie
Name:
Ros Palmer, Community Law & Mediation
Email:
rpalmer@communitylawandmediation.ie

Brief Description

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR AUTUMN 2021/2.

Housing Law and Policy online (LA4056) will examine the provision of housing and the different types of housing supports available in Ireland. The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the legal and policy issues surrounding housing law – an area of law attracting increasing attention and controversy at both a national and international level.

For information on how to apply, please see contacts above or contact gps@ul.ie.

Introducing an exciting new online module offered by the School of Law at the University of Limerick and Community Law & Mediation.

Housing Law and Policy online (LA4056) will examine the provision of housing and the different types of housing supports available in Ireland. The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the legal and policy issues surrounding housing law – an area of law attracting increasing attention and controversy at both a national and international level.

In addition to affording students a broad understanding of the various sources of housing law in Ireland, the module will consider the implications at a policy level of housing and homelessness.

TESTIMONIALS:

“I found the course really interesting and easy to understand for someone who is not of a legal background… It was my first online course but the support and encouragement of everyone involved was just fantastic.” Collette Collins – Money Adviser

“This course struck a perfect balance between understanding the law and the law in practice. I would highly recommend it.” Lorraine Heffernan – Solicitor.

 

PARTICIPANTS LEARN TO:

Describe the complex matrix of laws that combine to impact on housing in Ireland.

Explain important contemporary issues in housing law and policy and how these relate to the wider social policy agenda.

Apply current legislation and case law to hypothetical situations and advise a hypothetical client on his/her rights under existing Irish law.

  • Legal principles of the right to housing
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Social Housing Supports: Application Process
  • Residential Tenancy Board
  • Social Housing Supports: Allocations and Homelessness
  • Leases and Licences
  • Local Authority Obligations: Equality
  • Mortgages
  • Local Authority Obligations: Tenant Obligations
  • Evictions and Terminations
  • Housing and Advocacy
  • Summary and Overview

 

This course is aimed at those working in the area of housing in a state or voluntary body or in an information or advocacy position. However, it will be suitable for anyone with an interest in housing law.

CPD Credit ‐ A solicitor practising on a full-time basis and undertaking this course, can claim a maximum of 10 hours eLearning.

€568 per student.

No cash please. All payments to be made to the University of Limerick through our automated telephone line. Details provided upon application.

For information on funding and scholarships please click here.