Housing Advisor

614006-4827-24158 NCD

Housing Advisor
Tower Hamlets
Contract
£23.48 per hour PAYE or £30.81 per hour Limited paid via Umbrella Company inside IR35

Our client is looking for an experienced Housing Advisor.

To conduct housing advice interviews with local private
sector residents focussing on preventing homelessness and
giving good quality advice on the potential avenues to
resolve problems and on housing choices available so that
customers can make informed decisions about their options
2. To advise on all matters relating to landlord and tenant
disputes and to negotiate with landlords to prevent
homelessness and provide practical assistance to help
customers remain in their accommodation or move to
alternative accommodation thereby preventing
homelessness
3. To provide good quality advice, information and assistance
through face to face interviews, home visits, by telephone and
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by correspondence within a casework based customer care
framework, ensuring all deadlines are met and appropriate
referrals are made to other agencies to properly progress the
case.
4. To provide the above through a detailed knowledge of
housing legislation and case law including landlord
obligations and a good knowledge of welfare benefits and
rights

A detailed understanding of the law in relation to:-
• Assured Shorthold tenancies;
• Assured tenancies;
• Rent Act tenancies;
• Excluded & non-excluded
tenancies;
• Sub-tenancies and licences;
Including:-
o How they are created;
o The security of tenure they provide;
o Rights to repairs;
o Protection from harassment and unlawful eviction;
o How possession may be recovered; Notices to be served;
o Deposit protection where applicable; and
o Rules in relation to the terms of the tenancy.
A good knowledge and application of the duties owed to customers
threatened with homelessness under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 and the
Homelessness Act 2002
A good knowledge of the Leasehold Reform Act
An understanding of the benefit cap, universal credit, rules in relation to local housing allowance and housing benefit.

PLEASE ONLY apply if you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise.

The first part of our recruitment process is to send your CV. Should you be short listed Colbern Limited will contact you within 5 days or we may contact you about other job opportunities. Colbern Limited along with our clients
are an equal opportunities employer.

To apply for this job email your details to cg@colbernlimited.co.uk

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