Preventing Homelessness – A Possession Action Toolkit


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Where do you turn if the people you are helping are facing threats of eviction? What if it is urgent? What if matters have gone too far and they are about to be evicted? What if no specialist adviser is available at short notice?

This course aims to give delegates the information and understanding to be able to confidently assist and advise people facing possession action – whether it is at an early stage or at a crisis point. Delegates will gain an understanding of when to refer to specialist advisers and why, as well as the ability to take action to assist and give the best opportunity of defeating a claim for possession or prevent an eviction.

Course includes:

  • brief overview of tenancy law
  • understanding a notice seeking possession and checking its validity
  • discussion of early intervention
  • thorough review of possession procedures
  •  “technical” and “substantive” defences

Suitable for:

Anyone advising or supporting people in rented housing. It is an essential guide to assisting effectively and for delegates who are experienced in this area but who need an update.

It is presumed that delegates have at least a basic understanding of tenancies in order to maximise learning from this course.