The explosion of buy to let landlords taken to the lettings business has brought with it a huge rise in the number of allegations of law breaking in PRS tenancies. Many of these are amateur and reluctant landlords renting because they can’t sell and they are often breaking the law without even knowing that the law is there.
Shelter’s recent report on rogue landlords highlights well in excess of 11,000 complaints made to local authorities last year and government are expecting more robust legal action to be taken against the rogues, so what can actually be done to satisfy the FOI requests are calls for prosecution?
Modules covered on this course:
- Different categories of harassment defined under different legislation
- What to do when a landlord takes a tenant’s personal possessions in lieu of rent.
- Identifying illegal evictions
- Fast, effective remedies – forcing re—entry and gaining injunctions
- Criminal prosecutions, including gathering evidence and getting the case into court.
- Enforcing tenants’ rights using sundry legislation.
- Civil action and damages
- Tacking the problem using anti-social behaviour rules
Course participants will learn all the tricks of the trade of Tenancy Relations work. They will finish the course knowing the different rights and obligations between landlords and tenants and what laws and regulations can be used to stop harassment and re-instate illegally evicted tenants.
Who should attend?
Housing staff who need to deal with the common complaints made between landlords and tenants and negotiate in disputes of various kinds. It is also of use to homelessness prevention staff as a useful adjunct to their daily role.
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