Dates Times
4 December 2024 10:00 - 16:00
26 March 2025 10:00 - 16:00
£235 +VAT
£375 +VAT

In this online training 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.

What will I learn?

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 online training course, 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

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?

This course is beneficial for Housing Associations, Housing cooperatives, Charities and other organisations that 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.

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.

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.

How to book your place

You can book your place by selecting 'Pay now' at the top of this page and completing our online application form. You will need to sign in or create a 'My CIH' account. You can find instructions below.

Before booking, please ensure you have your payment details to hand, and a PO number if your organisation is paying for your training.

Creating a My CIH account

To apply for this training course you will need to register for a My CIH account.

To create your account, visit My CIH page and click the 'Sign up now' link to follow the steps to create your account. You can read our step-by-step guide to creating an account.

If you already have a My CIH account, just follow the sign in by entering your email address and password as usual.

Are you having trouble logging in or creating your account? Please read our step-by-step guide or call our membership services team on 024 7685 1700 or email

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