Key learning outcomes

  • Understand the procedures for obtaining vacant possession of private rented property
  • Appreciate the potential traps for practitioners inherent in the different procedures
  • Know what defences can be raised, and how a party can appeal

This course covers the fundamentals of obtaining vacant possession of privately rented property, including:

  • Burden of proof
  • Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and its application to possession of residential tenancies in England and Wales
  • Procedural rules: overview and the Government’s online portal
  • Residential tenancies: determining if it is a tenancy
  • Tenancies under the Housing Act 1988: section 8 and section 21 notices
  • Accelerated possession procedures
  • Tenancies outside the Housing Act 1988: notices and forfeiture
  • Mortgagee possession: preliminaries, and third-party rights
  • Residential squatters
  • Eviction: options, delays and setting aside warrants and writs
  • Defences: what amounts to a defence; eviction day issues
  • Appeals and strategy
Good course - Quite intensive notes and course delivery. Well presented.

I recommend this course, was well-presented.

Very good content and presentation

A detailed course - well presented

Excellent speaker. Very well explained all points.

Very informative (I didn't doodle once!) and entertaining at the same time.

Fantastic course addressing the common challenges met in practice.

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