Merseyside law firm Kirwans is holding a series of free events aimed at landlords and letting agents that will see legal specialists exploring a wide range of crucial issues for the sector. Tony McDonough reports
One of the most challenging aspects of being a landlord or letting agent is evicting a tenant.
It is not something most would want to do but when faced with troublesome tenants, or those not paying the rent, sometimes eviction is unavoidable.
This issue, and others, will be covered in a series of free legal events being held for landlords and letting agents by Merseyside law firm Kirwans.
Its Landlord Seminar Series will see legal specialists exploring a wide range of crucial issues for the sector ranging from rent recovery to the consequences of failing to undertake right to rent checks.
Sessions will also feature guest speakers from non-legal sectors of the property industry, providing useful tips and analysis on topics affecting landlords and the rental market.
The initial event, in Liverpool city centre on Wednesday, September 27, will focus on legally sound ways to evict tenants – an area which some find particularly confusing following recent legislative amendments.
A panel of experts will discuss how to tackle the eviction process, with a focus on Section 21 notices, the new additional regulatory requirements and the accelerated possession procedure.
They will also advise on the legal responsibilities that landlords and agents now carry following the updated legislation, what to do if court proceedings unfold, and how to deal with ‘retaliatory evictions’.
Associate solicitor and landlord legal expert Danielle Hughes, who will lead the series, said: “Evicting a tenant can be a tricky process. For landlords, protection is key if they are to avoid expensive errors and difficulties securing possession.
“The aim of these seminars is to educate landlords and agents on the correct way to launch eviction proceedings to ensure they don’t face complications further down the line.”
The first Landlord Seminar Series event will take place at Avenue HQ, Mann Island, Liverpool, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 between 8-10am.
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