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This two-part CPDcast series provides a practical insight and overview of residential possession hearings. Part One of this CPDcast discusses the circumstances and grounds on which a landlord may seek possession of a property, the procedural steps to go through and the practical factors to bear in mind when preparing for possession proceedings.

Part Two of this series discusses the risks for landlords when taking action outside of legal proceedings and considers the court hearing – the way in which the judge will approach the application and the factors the court will take into account.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know the kind of leases that residential landlords typically deal with;
  • Know the circumstances in which a landlord can seek possession;
  • Have considered what generally entitles a landlord to possession;
  • Understand the various procedural steps in the possession process;
  • Be aware of the factors which will affect which possession proceedings to use;
  • Have considered the most commonly envoked grounds for seeking possession of a property;
  • Know the practical steps which landlords and tenants must be aware of prior to possession proceedings.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Civil Procedure Rules, Part 55;
  • Coltrane v Day [2003] EWCA Civ 342;
  • Housing Act 1988;
  • Spencer v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 1600.

In this two part CPDcast series, Andrew Brookes from Anthony Gold solicitors discusses possession hearings and how landlords can best prepare for court proceedings.

Date Recorded: 9th June 2014


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