NLA Understanding Possession Course
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.
- 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
- Death of tenant
Trainer: John Coyne
For the last 18 years John has worked in the PRS as a portfolio landlord. He owns and manages a mixture of properties ranging from freehold houses to leasehold flats and HMO’s. John is a senior telephone advisor on the NLA advice line service.
Johns varied career spanned the corporate world working for companies such as publishing, the employment agency, regional newspapers and a nationwide computer supplier. In 1998 he started up as a part time landlord and quickly moved in to running a lettings profession. As a believer in lifelong learning John set out to educate himself in the legal and practical aspects of running a successful property business putting the customers at the heart of his business. In 2001 John started a part time Law degree and graduated in 2005 with a high 2-1. He then went on to train as a solicitor but after 6 months moved to barrister training and was called to the bar in 2008. Despite being a barrister John has concentrated on his expanding property business with his partner. He conducts training on landlord and tenant law for letting agents as well as representing clients in dealing with court matters and tribunal procedures.
John works as a consultant for UKALA, and the NLA to deliver a wide range of training. As a trained negotiator he is a great believer in the power of sitting down and achieving a just, fair and reasonable conclusion for the benefit of all parties.