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Possession proceedings in the County Court


Possession proceedings in the County Court

Possession proceedings are a serious matter, undertaken by landlords as a last resort. This course is designed for staff taking possession action and will cover notices for possession, grounds for possession, the court powers on considering possession action, warrants of possession and dealing with applications to suspend a warrant. 

This course will cover: 

  • The relevant legal framework 
  • Main grounds for possession 
  • Possession proceedings against tenants 
  • Correct notices 
  • Civil procedure rules 
  • Human Rights and Equality Act considerations 
  • Court paperwork. 

What will delegates learn? 

  • Evidence gathering 
  • Recent case law 
  • Service of notices 
  • Court powers 
  • The principles the Court will consider in cases of mandatory possession 
  • Eviction 
  • How to deal with applications to suspend warrant of possession. 

Who should attend? 

New staff who are involved in taking possession action against tenants and those wanting a refresher. 

Our trainer

Mel Cant became a Barrister in July 2000 and both prior to and since that time has worked within the housing sector to improve services to the public and providers by providing leadership, practical advice, training, support and guidance in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Mel’s “can do” attitude along with her passion for ensuring equality and fairness for all through outstanding customer service and providing practical solutions has made her a “go to” person within social housing.

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Price per delegate

1 delegate: £275.00 *
2 delegates: £250.00 *
3+: £225.00 *

Members of any HQN network:
1 delegate: £250.00 *
2 delegates: £225.00 *
3+: £200.00 *

*Prices include refreshments and lunch, and are subject to VAT at the applicable rate. 

Map and directions: 

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Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

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