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Housing Law: evictions


In this half-day session, the law relating to eviction and recovery of possession in Scotland will be considered with particular reference to the relevant legal procedures, both before a Court case is raised and during a Court case. You will also concentrate on the grounds for recovery of possession involved in Scottish Secured Tenancies.

Learning Outcomes/objectives

At the end of this session you will be able to:

• Understand the legal requirements which relate to pre-Court steps prior to eviction.

• Identify the potential flaws which exist in many pre-Court notices.

• Examine the various defences which are open to tenants and develop your understanding of need to be able to prepare cases prior to eviction actions being raised.

Who should attend

Housing management staff who are involved in any part of the eviction process.

Trainer Info

Susan McDonald is a partner with HBJ Gately law firm. Susan has specialised in social housing and regeneration law since joining the firm in 1998. She has a particular focus on housing management and leads the low cost home ownership unit within her team, in addition to dealing with conveyancing for development sites and refinance transactions. Susan has been involved with numerous large scale stock transfers, mixed tenure development transactions, regeneration projects and a large number of development site acquisitions for social landlords. She has also been involved in a significant number of large volume refinances on behalf of clients. She regularly presents at conferences on a wide range of topics within the social housing sector, was a member of the Scottish government's sounding board for the evaluation of the Mortgage To Rent Scheme and is a committee member of Ore Valley Housing Association Ltd. Susan is currently advising clients on the impact of the Property Factors legislation.

Dates & Locations

25 October 2017, Edinburgh


Standard price - Half day £150 + VAT

Member price - Half day £135 + VAT

Contributing org. price - Half day £125 + VAT

Booking Procedure

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Purchase Orders

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