Gaining Possession

Please note due to current restrictions, this course will be delivered online as an eClassroom course.

What we will cover:

  • 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
Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationAll Day
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
From £88 for NRLA Members.
From £110 for non-members.
e-classroom - Full day course
Monday 16th November 2020


  • Understand the options for gaining possession
  • Serve notice lawfully, following the relevant regulations
  • Determine the legal course of action if the tenant fails to vacate the property
  • How to avoid harassment, illegal eviction and your duty to your tenant's belongings


There are many reasons a landlord may require possession of their property back. However, due to increasing legislation even the most experienced landlords can find gaining possession to be daunting, time consuming and costly. Therefore, it is paramount that landlords understand the process and follow the correct procedures in order to get property back as swiftly as possible, minimising financial loss while maintaining a good relationship with the tenant. This course will help landlords and agents to understand the process and assist with following the regulations to enable the process to be as smooth as possible.

This training course qualifies for 5 continuous professional development (CPD) points which can help towards or maintain your accreditation with the NRLA. If you are interested in becoming an accredited landlord with the NRLA, CPD points are necessary to achieve that status. 

NRLA Accreditation recognises landlords who have agreed to maintain professional standards in the management and maintenance of their rented property and deal fairly and professionally with their tenants. Accredited members demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities and obligations and strive to maintain, increase and improve their knowledge of the market through training and development. CPD points are awarded for all activities which improve those attributes and are a requisite of membership of the NRLA Accreditation Scheme.  

For more details visit the accreditation section on the website. 

Suitable for

  • All landlords
  • All agents

Gaining Possession

Classroom Training

From £88 for NRLA Members.
From £110 for non-members.