Richard Paris MA (Hons.) (Cantab.) PGDip. Hsg.


Housing Management Lawyer

Richard is a renowned housing lawyer and has extensive experience of the housing sector, including consultancy and training. He is sought after for his expertise on a range of housing management law issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Housing management law and practice, including, rent arrears, disrepair, homelessness, allocations & lettings and anti social behaviour
  • Training of residents, staff & board members
  • Policy & procedure health checking
  • Conference workshops

Academic & Professional Qualifications & Fellowships

  • MA Hons. (Cantab.) Queen's College. Law
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Housing, London School of Economics
  • Professional membership Practitioner Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing

Career Path

  • 1993 - Housing Management Law Consultant and Trainer
  • 1991 - 1993 - Senior Research Officer for Housing, London School of Economics

Conference Speaking

  • Housing Law Up-dates
  • Rent Arrears - Prevention & Control
  • Anti- Social Behaviour - Non-legal & legal remedies
  • Disrepair - whose responsibility?


  • Rent Setting after the Housing Act 1988 - London Housing Associations Training Scheme.
  • The Legal Basis of Short-Life Housing - Islington Community Housing.
  • Social Landlords Use & Views of the Mobility Services operated by HOMES - HOMES/London School of Economics Housing.
  • Review of Housing Services Department - New Islington & Hackney HA.
  • Innovative Supportive Housing Schemes for the Elderly - Empirica, Germany.
  • Research evaluating the impact of Recommendation 9. Section 16 funding on
  • Tenant Participation initiatives - Department of the Environment.