Understanding Possession Course
Dealing with repossessing your property can be stressful, not to mention expensive and time consuming! The NLA's one day possession course will give you a detailed outline of how to end difficult and disruptive tenancies and how to get your property back. A recent survey conducted by BVA-BDRC showed that 27% of NLA members served a Section 21 notice to tenants, and 18% of NLA members served a Section 8 notice to tenants*. Learning information about these processes can save you time and money.
Unfortunately, there's a small minority of landlords who must go through this laborious process of repossessing their property. However, it is considered a complete necessity in order to avoid further loss of rental income, spiralling legal fees and higher overall expenses which landlords could do without.
This course will give you a detailed understanding of what action to take if a tenant:
- Fails to pay their rent
- Causes damage to your property
- Is guilty of anti-social behaviour
- Refuses to leave your property
- Introduction to possession
- What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
- Reducing risk
- Section 21 (no-fault eviction notice)?
- Section 8 (court ordered eviction notice)?
- Court procedures
- Avoiding harassment and unlawful eviction
- Dealing with the abandonment or death of a tenant
- Voluntary surrender by the tenant
Our knowledgeable trainers will teach you how to:
- Legally regain your property
- Save time repossessing your property
- Keep financial losses to a minimum
- Know how to fill out the paperwork correctly
- Avoid incurring unnecessary court fees
Our trainers use realistic examples and provide practical advice on filling out the relevant court forms and notices, using the process necessary in order to save you costly fees and more importantly, your time.
*Survey was conducted by BVA-BDRC in in 2019, figured based on 297 people being asked 'What, if anything, have you done about the tenant(s) that had rental arrears?'
Please be advised the NLA has decided to cancel all upcoming Regional Meetings and NLA Courses until further notice. If you've booked on an NLA course we'll be in touch regarding your options.
This decision follows the Government's COVID-19 advice to stop mass gatherings.
We're sorry for any inconvenience caused however members' health and that of our staff is our number one priority.