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Lawyer to host a masterclass on possession claims

A leading property litigation and housing lawyer will host a masterclass on possession claims today at 10am following yesterday's landmark case ruling

David Smith, a partner at JMW Solicitors, will present a free masterclass in partnership with Fixflo. 

Titled Important Updates to Possession Claims in the Private Rented Sector, the learning session will deep-dive into recent legal changes surrounding possession claims and their implications for current and future possession proceedings.


Under the spotlight will be the Court of Appeal's ruling in the case of Trecarrell House Limited v Rouncefield, which had threatened the way they could repossess properties. Smith supported the landlord's claim during his tenure as policy director of the Residential Landlords Association. 

The case will now set a precedent and finally put to bed the debate on a section 21 notice's validity when the tenant is provided with a gas safety certificate after they move in and before they are served a Section 21 possession notice.

Other topics to be discussed are the new Pre-Action Protocol for private renting and the Coronavirus Act 2020. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions live.

Registration is free and all registered participants will be sent a link to the full recording and relevant reading materials afterward.

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