NLA Understanding Possession

Thu 15 Aug 2019
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Arrival Time:
09:15 AM
Start Time:
09:30 AM
Finish Time:
05:00 PM
Lancaster House Hotel, Green Lane Ellel, Lancaster. Lancashire.
More Information:
£165.00 (Non-member) - £120.00 (NLA-member) - £120.00 (UKALA-member)

Course Information

Property repossession can be a stressful and expensive process. This comprehensive one-day course gives you a detailed understanding of how to end challenging tenancies and gain possession of your property yourself.

Fortunately, the majority of landlords rent out their property problem-free, without having to suffer the burden of repossession, but this is not always the case. The legal process involved in getting your property back from your tenant is time consuming, and can result in high legal fees, lost rent, and overall expenses you could do without.

This course will teach you what action to take if a tenant:

  • fails to pay rent
  • deliberately damages your property
  • is guilty of anti-social behaviour or
  • refuses to leave your property.

Our expert team 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

Using examples, our trainers provide practical advice on filling out the relevant court forms and notices by using the correct procedures, saving you expensive fees and helping you regain control of your property legally.

Course content:

  • Introduction to possession
  • What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
  • Reducing risk
  • Section 21 (no fault eviction notice)
  • Section 8 (court ordered eviction notice)
  • Surrender
  • Court procedures
  • Avoiding harassment and unlawful eviction
  • Death of tenant

Trainer Profile

Trainer: Ruth Rowntree

Having enjoyed being an NLA member Ruth decided to contribute more by becoming an NLA Representative in April 2012 and in 2014 she became an NLA trainer. She has successfully implemented accreditation training Countywide across Cumbria. 

Ruth is an experienced landlord and lets mainly to working professionals. While studying for her career in healthcare, Ruth decided to buy a run-down terraced house in Manchester 20 years ago. Initially having refurbished it, she lived in it but due to relocation with work, she decided to rent it out.  Since then she has successfully renovated many properties.  She backed up her knowledge gained from her experience with several qualifications including an HNC in Construction.

Ruth has contributed to several courses and developed the NLA course Planning a Successful Investment using her extensive experience and qualifications.

When not working Ruth enjoys trekking in the county and spending time off grid.