With evictions for rent arrears running at an increasingly high level and changes in mortgage rates announced for 2016 there has never been a more crucial time for frontline housing workers to understand the various defences that can save a person’s home and prevent homelessness.
Housing workers are often baffled or even unaware of the various court powers and minutia of possession proceedings and yet with the right knowledge so many possession applications can be successfully defended with the assistance of non lawyers.
Modules covered on this course:Dealing with issues over rights of audience at county court
- Working with defective notices
- Ways in which notices can be invalidated
- Rent and mortgage pre-action protocols
- Adjournments, suspensions and setting aside orders
- Mistakes in pleadings
- 10 alternatives to mortgage repossession
- Using the law to negotiate with mortgage lenders
- How to get people back into their homes even after the locks have been changed.
Course participants will leave with a firm grasp of what they can ask a court to do and how to develop a tactical strategy for pre-court negotiations. In addition they will know how to present a defence case in a clear and consistent way that is consistent with the judge’s powers of discretion.
Who should attend?
Any frontline workers who either carry out case work to keep people in their homes. This is of particular use to staff performing a homelessness prevention function.
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