Possession orders in the private rented sector are higher in number than they have been since 2014 and many of the people subject to these orders will be owed a homelessness duty. As with course B1, a wider knowledge of housing law is essential to fulfilling an authority’s duty to prevent homelessness.
Possession can be blocked or delayed at any stage, including after the warrant has been executed, this course will give adviser/caseworkers more options to prevent homelessness.
Modules covered on this course:
- An overview of the possession procedure, identifying different stages in the process where interventions can be made.
- Notices and rules of service, concentrating on the various factors that can invalidate them.
- Grounds for possession and evidential standards
- The application form – identifying anomalies and mistakes. How to aim for a dismissal or an adjournment.
- The possession hearing. We will examine the role of the judge and what they can and cant do.
- Applying after possession has been granted, including how to get a possession order set aside.
Participants will come away confidant that they can work with customers to either advise or assist with making applications to court to defeat an application and sustain the tenancy.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at housing advice workers, housing options and homelessness prevention teams.
If you wish to book Ben for this course