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Conference 14 September


Many of you have written expressing interest in physically attending our next conference.  We are delighted to have our excellent venue again offering exceptional spacing. Zoom is also being offered as an option.

We look forward to meeting all of you on 14 September 2021

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Regulation 8 and 9….contrived tenancies

This course is being run in house.

HBINFO training is designed to help delegates understand key legal aspects of the Housing Benefit system. We will always include plenty of exercises and real live case examples within the day.

We are delighted to offer a course that looks at all the issues affecting questionable arrangements that HB practitioners tend to refer to under the umbrella term of "contrived" tenancies.

The programme:

As well as tenancies that have been created purely in order to abuse the HB scheme (true contrived tenancies), we consider related issues including:

  • Commerciality
  • Sham
  • Specific situations catered for by Reg 9(1) (close relatives, child, landlord, former partner etc)
  • Claimants who appear to have some kind of stake in the property, for example: - joint owners who pay "rent" to another joint owner - the difference between legal and beneficial ownership
  • Parents providing self-contained accommodation to grown-up children with physical or learning disabilities where the arrangement relies on HB in order to be financially viable
  • Cases where the landlord appears not to be authorised to rent out the property plus taking advantage of the scheme.
  • We will review the latest cases from the Upper Tribunal and Courts in this complex area.

This course is aimed at experienced benefits staff.

Course runs from 9.15 for a 9.30 start - concluding by 4.15

Delegates are expected to stay for the full day.

The fee includes all refreshments, lunch and all training materials - please advise above if you have any special dietary needs. Vegetarians are catered for.

£225 plus VAT for members and £275 plus VAT for non-members

Organisations are invoiced when the booking form is received.
There is no charge for substitutions, although it would be appreciated if we were informed.
Cancellations within 14 days will incur a 50% charge
Cancellations within 5 days will incur the full fee.
Fees are due, PRIOR to training being delivered
All fees are plus VAT @ the prevailing rate on the date of invoicing

If you require any additional information, please e-mail

Delegates are advised that no liability is accepted for any delegate and they attend hbinfo courses at their own risk.