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NEW Rent Arrears & PARs Training – Available to book NOW!

New legal training, 27 November 2018, SFHA Office, Glasgow.

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Recent changes to housing benefit law and the introduction of universal credit have led to significant increases in rent arrears problems. While evictions are always a last resort, social landlords must be aware of the relevant law which applies in this field.

Delivered in partnership with TC Young, SFHA is pleased to announce new legal training on Rent Arrears & PARs that will take place in the SFHA office on 27 November.

In this session, we will consider the grounds for eviction which are open to registered social landlords and explain how they can be used.

This particular course will concentrate on rent arrears and will detail the relevant pre-court steps which should be taken, including the pre-action requirements which now apply and the relevant notices which must be prepared and served.

The training will also examine case law and the whole court process, and draw directly from the extensive experience of our presenter. (Please note that eviction in relation to antisocial behaviour will be covered in another session on antisocial behaviour).

By the end of this session, attendees will be familiar with the basics of eviction law, rent arrears, and the processes required to be in place.

This course is aimed at all housing staff dealing with tenants and rent arrears. It is intended as both an introduction and a timely refresher for more experienced staff in light of the benefits changes which may lead to an increase in arrears, with consequent increases in actions being pursued through the courts.

Book your place

The training takes place on 27 November at the SFHA office in Glasgow city centre. Refreshments will be available from 9.30am with the training commencing at 10am and concluding at 12.30pm. 

The delegate fee is £99 for SFHA members, which includes attendance, course materials and refreshments. Non-members can book for a price of £119.

To book your place at the training or for more information, please visit www.sfha.co.uk/whats-on. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!