Notices: Seeking Possession

This course offers a detailed look at Notices in the context of requirements and rules, correct forms, and grounds for possession. Delegates will gain confidence in reviewing Notices and identify where there is scope for early prevention of homelessness.

N.B. Our January-May 2019 London courses will be held at Resource for London, Holloway Rd, N7 6PA (please continue to contact training@shelter.org.uk with any queries rather than the venue direct).

Public course dates
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21 Mar 2019 Resource for London £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • Excluded occupiers
  • Reasonable notice
  • Notices seeking possession
  • Section 21 Notices
  • Rules of service
  • Prescribed forms
  • Grounds for possession

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Know what is the correct form of notice
  • Understand notice rules for the different types of notices
  • Identify the requirements before serving a s21 Notice
  • Understand the different grounds for possession
  • Understand the rights of tenants when a fixed term tenancy ends

Suitable for

Homelessness and housing staff, and anyone concerned with the helping clients who receive a notice or in the prevention of homelessness. Participants will need a basic knowledge of tenancy status and rights.

Meet the trainer

Tony Martin is a solicitor specialising in landlord and tenant and housing law. Alongside his work as a trainer, Tony supervises a student led legal advice clinic and teaches law at BPP University. He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 in a private Legal Aid firm and then practised as a senior solicitor in a Law Centre. Tony has spent all his working life in housing, having worked in hostels, special needs housing and housing management in the voluntary sector and at a senior level in a homelessness service and in housing policy for a London local authority, prior to qualifying as a solicitor. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Tony has undertaken detailed homelessness and housing options case file reviews for local authorities and voluntary organisations, as well as undertaken staff performance interviews, work-shadowing and written summary reports for Shelter Consultancy since 2013.

CPD hours 5