Terms and conditions

Course booking terms and conditions

Please read this page carefully before booking your place.

1. Venue and timings

London courses before the end of 2018 are held at 4 Garrett Street, London EC1Y OTY (nearest tube: Old Street on the Northern Line, or Barbican on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines).

London courses in Jan-May 2019 will be held at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA (nearest tube: Holloway Road on the Picadilly Line, the venue is aprx 5 minutes’ walk from the station).

Manchester courses are held at Ziferblat, 23 Edge Street, M4 1HW (10 minutes' walk from both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.)

Courses run from 10am–4.30pm, with an hour lunchbreak. Note: We do not provide lunch on our courses as there are numerous lunch options nearby. Tea and coffee are available before the course starts as well as during morning and afternoon breaks.

2. Booking and payment

You can book online and pay securely by credit card or request an invoice.

Our BACS details are:
Bank: Lloyds TSB, City Branch
Account name: Shelter Trading Ltd
Account number: 01170002
Sort Code: 30-00-02

Alternatively, download and complete a course booking form and return it to training@shelter.org.uk.

Full payment is required 10 working days prior to the start of the course. In the event that full payment has not been received, we reserve the right to refuse your attendance on the course.

All training bookings are subject to VAT at 20%.

3. Special offers

10% multiple booking discount: make three or more bookings and receive a 10% discount. This applies to bookings made at the same time, by the same authorising manager.

4. Confirmation and joining instructions

We will send you an invoice/booking receipt email within a week of receiving your booking. If the course you want is full, we will inform you that we have placed you on the reserve list and will contact you if a space becomes available. We will not process your payment unless your place is confirmed.

Three weeks before the course start date we will send the delegate joining instructions, including a course programme and venue map. Please contact us if you do not receive this.

5. Waiting lists

If the course is full, we will inform you that we have placed you on the waiting list and will contact you if a space becomes available. We will not process your payment unless your place is confirmed, or you have advised us of another date that you wish to attend.

6. Delegate cancellations or transfers

Once you have booked your course you will be subject to a £35 cancellation charge if you advise us of your cancellation request in writing, at least 16 working days before the start date. The full course fee will be forfeited if a cancellation is made less than 16 working days prior to the course commencing. You are welcome to send a colleague in your place at no additional cost.

If you wish to transfer to another course or a later date a £35 transfer fee will apply.

7. Course cancellations

Shelter Training reserves the right to cancel courses up to 15 working days before the start date. Regrettably, if we do have to cancel a course we cannot refund any expenses incurred, e.g. travel tickets or accommodation costs. We will refund your course fee.

8. Course fees

Concessionary rate (Con) applies to local authorities, registered charities, CLS advice and law centres.
Standard rate (Std) applies to housing associations and other social landlords, statutory organisations, including HM Prisons, academic institutions and health services.
Commercial rate (Com) applies to all commercial organisations including barristers and solicitors in private practice.

Please note: all training bookings are subject to VAT at 20%.

9. Contact details

You can contact us by email at training@shelter.org.uk or by phone on 0344 515 1155.

Please note: All our training venues are fully accessible by wheelchair. Hearing-aid loops and training notes in larger print format are available if requested prior to the course start date.

Conference and seminar booking terms and conditions

1. Conference and seminar information

Contact us if you need more information about the event, fees or availability. Please note that start and finish times may vary between events so you should check the event outline carefully.

2. Booking and payment

You can book online using a credit card or we can invoice you on the understanding that prompt payment will follow.

Alternatively, download and complete a booking form and return it by fax/post if you are paying by credit card, or by post if you are paying by cheque.

Where possible, payment should accompany your booking form. Please send a cheque, or include credit card details or a BACS remittance.

Our BACS details are as follows:
Bank: Barclays, Southwark branch
Account name: Shelter Trading Ltd
Account number: 01170002
Sortcode: 30-00-02

Full payment is required 10 working days prior to the start of the course otherwise admittance to the course will not be permitted. Please note: as of 1 October 2014 all training bookings are subject to VAT at 20%.

3. Confirmation and joining instructions

We will send you written confirmation and joining instructions within 10 working days of receiving your booking. This will include an event programme and venue map. Please contact us if you do not receive this.

If the event is full, we will email to inform you that we have placed you on the reserve list and will contact you if a space becomes available. We will not process your payment unless your place is confirmed.

4. Delegate cancellations and transfers

If you cancel your registration at least 11 working days prior to the course commencing a cancellation charge of £35 will apply. The full course fee will still apply if a cancellation is made less than 11 working days prior to the course commencing. However you are welcome to send a colleague in your place at no additional cost.

If you wish to transfer to another course or a later date a £35 transfer fee will apply if notification is received more than 11 working days prior to the course commencing. If notification is received less than 11 working days prior to the course commencing then a £60 fee will be payable.

All cancellation and transfer requests must be made in writing to the training administrator.

5. Fees

Please note that the fee payable may vary between conferences and seminars. For details of the fee payable for your event, check the outline or contact us. As of 1 October 2014 all training bookings are subject to VAT at 20%.

6. Conference and seminar cancellations

Shelter Training reserves the right to cancel conferences and seminars up to 10 working days before the start date. Regrettably, if we do have to cancel an event, we cannot refund any expenses incurred, e.g. travel tickets or accommodation costs. We will of course refund your fee.

7. Contact details

You can contact us by email at training@shelter.org.uk or by phone on 0344 515 1155.

Publications: terms and conditions

1. VAT

Our publications are VAT-free.

2. Delivery information

Publications will be delivered within 10 working days of Shelter receiving full payment for the goods or from the time of publication if a pre-order has been received.  

3. Returns policy

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition, within 14 days of the delivery date.

To return an item, please make sure that you wrap the package securely, enclosing a note giving the reason for the return, and send it to the return address detailed below.

In the case of defective items please wrap the package securely, enclosing a note detailing a full description of the fault, and send it to the return address detailed below.

If you return goods as detailed within 14 days, we will issue a full refund for the price that you paid for the items.

4. Rights to cancel

Under the United Kingdom's Distance Selling Regulations, you have the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of any Shelter Publication within 7 working days of delivery.

To cancel this contract, please tick the 'Cancellation of Contract' box on the despatch note. This note should be sent to us, along with the goods that you are returning, within 7 working days of the date the goods being delivered to you, to the following address;

Shelter Publications

88 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HU

Please package items securely. Please note that you will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us unless they are faulty or were delivered to you in error.

Once we have received notice of cancellation, we will refund the purchase price of the item/s.

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