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.

PLEASE BOOK EARLY: We confirm/cancel courses three weeks in advance. Book your place early to give us an accurate idea of delegate numbers and to avoid disappointment.

Public course dates
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29 Oct 2019 Resource for London £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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13 Feb 2020 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 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: 29 Oct 2019

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.

Ian Dunn: 13 February 2020

Ian Dunn has worked for Shelter as a trainer and consultant since 2004. He has been working and training in housing law for almost 20 years. As well as lecturing in social welfare law at the University of Westminster he has many years’ experience working with housing associations and local authorities providing tailored courses. Ian excels at conveying complex information in an easy to understand way and adapting to the knowledge and experience of the group. Ian encourages interaction and questions from participants and has a warm, approachable manner.

CPD hours 5