Part 5 of the new course – Ending Tenancies

December 2, 2019

Fixed termIt’s easy enough to start a tenancy – but how do you end it?

That is the subject matter of this final but very important part of our training course.

The first thing to say is that ending a tenancy will not automatically allow you to recover possession as the ending of a fixed term will normally result in a new periodic tenancy taking its place.  And of course, the Protection from Eviction Act means that you cannot actually get physical possession of your property if the tenants fail to move out, other than through ‘due process’.

‘Due process’ meaning getting a court order for possession and then using either the County Court Bailiffs or the High Court Enforcement Officers to get physically possession. So this is what we are looking at in Part 5.

What is included in Part 5?

We start by looking at all the ways that fixed terms can be ended (as often you will not be able to start your claim until this has been done).

We then have:

  • An outline of the process – and a very useful interview with Tim Frome of Landlord Action
  • A lesson on service of documents
  • Lessons on the separate processes you can use to recover possession, in particular based on section 21 and rent arrears
  • Getting physical possession, and dealing with items left behind, and
  • What happens if either the landlord or the tenant dies.

So after studying this, and all the other parts of our course, you should have a pretty comprehensive understanding of how tenancy agreements ‘work’.  And what you can and cannot do.

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