This course has dates in
Leeds, London, Manchester and Sheffield

Gaining Possession Course

Hopefully for most landlords, the process of renting out your properties will be a smooth one. Invariably though, you're likely to encounter a time when you need your property back; perhaps the tenant isn't paying their rent, or they're just refusing to leave.

Even for the most experienced landlord, it can be a daunting process. It can be time consuming and there are costs involved. It's therefore paramount that landlords understand the process and do things correctly first time in order to get their properties back as soon as they can, with minimal financial loss.

This course is delivered by a successful landlord who for 11yrs has successfully self-managed her own portfolio and now runs her own letting agency. She was formally a tenant's rights adviser, so has first-hand experience of the possession process and attending court. Also an experienced trainer and author of several published articles for the Citizens Advice Bureau, she has plenty of anecdotal scenarios to bring to the course.


This course will take you through the process of obtaining possession; from which notice to serve to how you apply through court. It will cover possession through the Section 21 (S21) and accelerated procedure and how this contrasts to possession using a Section 8 (S8) and the standard procedure. With example forms and useful links, landlords and agents will be more confident in what can be a worrying time.

Suitable for

All landlords and agents.

Course Content

  • Managing the problem tenant; rent arrears and antisocial behaviour
  • Overview of Section 21 and recent changes in case law
  • Section 8 - a cautionary tale!
  • Accelerated proceedings vs standard proceedings
  • Costs, forms, estimated timescales
  • Common errors and how to avoid them
  • What to do if the tenant remains on expiry of the possession order
  • How to avoid harassment, illegal eviction and your duty to your tenant's belongings

Watch now for a course taster delivered by the trainer, Carrie Kus. Don't delay book today!

RLA Member
from £132.00
Non Member
from £164.00
Date Time Location  
7th March
10:00 - 16:30 Sheffield Book Now
10th April
10:00 - 16:30 Manchester Book Now
19th September
10:00 - 16:30 Leeds Book Now
15th November
10:00 - 16:30 London Book Now

Continuous Professional Development

Remember that Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) apply to RLA courses. You can also get CPD points for being a member of the Residential Landlords Association.

What else can apply to my CPD?

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Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme

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This course is worth 5 basic CPD points with the Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme

RLAAS is a national scheme who aim to encourage, acknowledge and actively promote good standards and management practice by owners and to assist owners and tenants to undertake their respective responsibilities to each other.

RLAAS is open to all landlords who operate in the private sector, and accreditation is FREE. Members of RLAAS also receive a discount when enroling for a course operated by the Residential Landlord's Association.

To find out more, and what RLAAS means to landlords and tenants across the country, visit the RLAAS website.

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