As a landlord & tenant practitioner part of your practice may involve assisting private landlords in the recovery of their residential property. This can arise where the tenant has not paid the rent, the term of the lease has expired or the tenancy agreement has been breached. Regardless of the circumstances, a sound knowledge of Part 55 of the Civil Procedure Rules, which govern residential possession proceedings will be required if you are to handle such cases effectively.
Frustratingly for landlords, the law relating to residential possession proceedings favours the tenant. While some landlords may attempt to re-claim possession of their property by themselves, this can be a complicated process which is best handled by a trained property professional.
During this course, property practitioner and lecturer David Smith will offer guidance on how to determine which notice the client should serve upon the tenant and the pros and cons of two types of residential possession hearings which can occur; traditional and accelerated. David will also offer detailed guidance on how best to prepare for the possession hearing, what to do on the day and how to deal with the unexpected.
On completion of this course you will:
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