Dates Times
29 November 2023 10:00 - 16:00
27 March 2024 10:00 - 16:00
11 July 2024 10:00 - 16:00
£220 +VAT
£350 +VAT

In this course, you’ll examine how to terminate Assured tenancies by serving notice on grounds, how to apply to the court for a possession order and how to obtain a bailiff’s warrant.


You’ll find out what to expect from a hearing and gain the knowledge you need to get the best possible outcome in court. In this workshop, you will explore:

  • How to terminate Assured tenancies by serving notice on grounds
  • The many ‘hoops’ that landlords need to jump through to be able to validly serve S21 notices
  • How to apply to a court for a possession order
  • How to obtain a bailiff’s warrant
  • The court process, which forms to complete, how to commence an action and what to expect
What will I learn?

At the end of this training, you will have:

  • Identified the different uses of Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST)
  • Explored S8 and S21 notices and when it is appropriate to serve either notice depending on the tenancy type and whether the tenancy is fixed-term or periodic.
  • Explored the existing laws on S8 and the mandatory and discretionary grounds
  • Understood the many requirements that need to be met to serve a valid S21 notice
  • Explored the accelerated possession proceedings and when it is appropriate to use this process in court.
  • We will consider how to apply, the court forms and expectations regarding timescales and correspondence.
  • Explored the standard route to possession, when it is used and the critical differences between the standard route and accelerated what to expect from a hearing and how to present a case to court to achieve the best outcome
  • Explored the tenant’s defences and how to prepare for them 
  • Learn the types of orders the courts can make
  • Found out how to obtain a bailiff’s warrant for eviction and what to expect on the day of the eviction
Who should attend?

Book your place if you work within:

  • Housing Associations
  • Housing Cooperatives
  • Charities and other organisations that offer Assured or Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST)

It is essential learning for those frontline officers managing problem tenants and terminating tenancies. It is also necessary for those who set up tenancies and draft tenancy documents.

Benefits of attending

Here at CIH, we want to provide everyone in housing with the skills and knowledge needed to keep up with the ever-changing environment. Our online training has been developed by expert professionals on critical topics and allows you to apply the learning to your day job.

Your trainer

Carrie Kus has 17 years of experience in the housing sector and is a seasoned trainer and public speaker. She began her housing career as a caseworker for Shelter while building her property portfolio. She then owned her own Letting Agency alongside a successful Training and Consultancy company. She held a board position as Non-Executive Director for the Residential Landlords Association for five years. This gives her the insight of working for, and on behalf of, both tenants and landlords throughout her career, which brings exciting stories and anecdotes to her training from both sides of the fence.

Please note: The content of this course is predominantly England based; however, if you require Scotland, Welsh or Northern Ireland content, we can accommodate this. When booking your place, please let us know in the learning needs box on your booking, and we'll be in touch to discuss.

How to book your place

Click book today at the top of this page and login to your MyCIH account to secure your place. If you don't already have an account, you'll be asked to create one.

You can read our step-by-step guide to logging in and registering for a My CIH account here.

Contact us

If you have any questions you can get in touch with us by emailing us at or calling 024 7685 1700.

Alternatively if you'd like to register your interest in this course, please complete our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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