Possession proceedings

The team at Forbes has considerable experience in advising and assisting in relation to possession actions, both in the social housing and private residential sector.

The team can provide guidance or assistance in preparing notices for rent recovery, nuisance or any other tenancy management issue.

In terms of social housing sector, Forbes can offer advice on recovery of possession in relation to secure, assured, introductory and starter tenancies. Advice and assistance can also be given on the different options open to the landlord on the recovery of possession to include the potential for an outright possession order, a suspended possession order, accelerated possession proceedings and a demotion order. Our team regularly delivers bespoke training to our clients on the various possession options which are open to tackle breaches of tenancy and offer practical and tactical guidance on how to secure a successful result in a case.

Forbes can also provide a clear insight into enforcement procedures in the post Pinnock and Frisby era.

Procedurally, the team at Forbes would be happy to provide assistance in the drafting of notices prior to the issue of proceedings in relation to rent recovery, nuisance or any other tenancy management issues.

Our in house advocates have regularly conducted hearings at the county and magistrates court and can also provide training to client staff who wish to attend court themselves.

In terms social housing clients with commercial property, the housing team can offer straightforward guidance on the key issues of forfeiture, surrender, tenant breach and possession pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

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