Bringing court proceedings to evict a tenant is generally the very last thing a landlord wants to do.
The aim of most landlords is to have long term tenants living in the property for many years. However sometimes the grim necessity to evict a tenant will occur:
You may be able to resolve the problem of non-payment of rent, by helping them apply for grant aid, or your tenants may start behaving themselves if they think it will mean losing their home.
However, there will inevitably be some situations where you will have no alternative but to go to the Courts. For example, sometimes your tenants themselves will beg you to do this as it will help them obtain Council housing.
Many landlords who decide to evict, do it themselves, usually because (due to tenant non-payment of rent) they can’t afford to use solicitors.
However although eviction proceedings are at the ‘easy end’ of the litigation scale of difficulty – it is easy to make mistakes.
If you do make a mistake this can set your claim back for months and you may even find that you have to start again (and you may be ordered to pay your tenants legal costs of the wasted proceedings).
So in order to help landlords get things right, we are running a Possession Proceedings Training day on 28 September. This is
It should be a really good day, and useful even if you don’t want to evict your tenants. The cost is £228 or £240 if you want CPD (inclusive of VAT). There is an automatic 20% discount for Landlord Law members.
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