Defending Possession Claims – A Toolkit
Where do you turn if the people you are helping are facing possession action? What if it is urgent? What if matters have gone too far and they are about to be evicted? What if no specialist adviser is available at short notice?
This course aims to give delegates the information and understanding to be able to confidently assist and advise people facing possession action – whether it is at an early stage or at a crisis point. Delegates will gain an understanding of when to refer to specialist advisers and why, as well as the ability to take action to assist and give the best opportunity of defeating a claim for possession or prevent an eviction.
- brief overview of security of tenure
- understanding a notice seeking possession and checking it’s validity
- discussion of early intervention
- review of Pre-action Protocols
- detailed analysis of possession procedure
- technical and substantive defences
Anyone advising or supporting people in rented housing. It is an essential guide to assisting effectively and for delegates who are experienced in this area but who need an update.
It is presumed that delegates have at least a basic understanding of tenancies in order to maximise learning from this course.
CPD 5 hours
Trainer – Joanna Syms