NLA Understanding Possession Course

Fri 17 Jan 2020
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Arrival Time:
9:15 AM
Start Time:
9:30 AM
Finish Time:
5:00 PM
National Landlords Association, 200 Union Street, Skyline House (2nd floor), London
More Information:
£155.00 (Non-member) - £120.00 (NLA-member) - £120.00 (UKALA-member)
Bookings now closed.

Event Overview:

There is no onsite parking.
Nearest car park UCP Great Suffolk Street, £20 per day.
We recommend you travel by public transport.
Please be aware you will be subject to the Congestion Charge when driving to the venue.

National Rail
London Waterloo 0.5 miles
London Waterloo East 0.4 miles
London Blackfriars 0.5 miles (Southbank)
London Underground
Southwark (Jubilee line) 0.1 miles
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines) 0.7 miles
Borough (Northern line) 0.5 miles

Course Information

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

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
  • 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?’ 

Trainer Profile

Trainer: Susan Bryer 

Susan Bryer has been a landlord for over 30 years and has gained a wide experience whilst managing her diverse portfolios of BTL properties. Susan became a representative in the South East for the NLA in 2007 and works in the NLA training team writing and designing the two tax courses. Susan chairs landlord forums, speaks at public events, organizes NLA branch meetings, and works with many Councils in the interest of landlords. Susan’s career started as a conveyancing solicitor, managing a conveyancing department in London.

She worked for the Law Society as an examiner/marker in property. Susan worked in Saudi Arabia for the Royal Saudi Households until 2004. Since returning, she lectures and teaches between her duties and role as an NLA Rep, which allows her to follow her passion in residential properties as a landlord.