Ending Residential Tenancies

The course is aimed at letting agents in the private rented sector. The vast majority of tenancies they encounter will be assured shorthold tenancies, and therefore, most of the content will be directed towards those types of tenancies.

However, it is also important to be able to recognise different types of tenancies and have an understanding of the different processes that apply to ending those tenancies.

The content will be legally based, setting out the legal framework and processes that apply, But don't worry, it won't be overly technical. It will focus on the practical from a letting agent’s perspective, i.e. what they need to know, what they need to do, when, how long it takes, how to avoid things going wrong etc.


Ending Residential Tenancies

  • Propertymark Westminster - Wednesday 29th November 2017 09:15 - 16:30
    Fully booked
    Member Price: £170.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £240.00 (+VAT)


Recognising different types of tenancies agents may encounter

  • Assured shorthold
  • Assured
  • Common law
  • Company let
  • Licences/lodgers
  • Protected
  • Business

Ending Tenancies – notice requirements (Landlord)

  • Assured Shortholds:
    • Section 21
  • Section 8:
    • Grounds for possession (mandatory and discretionary)
    • Most common grounds
    • Other useful grounds and advising landlords on options
    • Common law
    • Lodgers/licenses

Ending Tenancies - Tenant notice requirements

Ending Tenancies – Legal process

  • Possession claim:
    • Process overview
    • Timescales
  • Agents’ role in process:
    • Attending court and giving evidence
    • Acting on behalf of landlord – ‘Mackenzie Friend’
  • Forfeiture:
    • Process
    • Implications and waiver
    • Enforcement of possession order

Surrender of tenancies & Abandonment

  • Legal position
  • Practical options and agents’ role

Practical issues, Tips & Pitfalls

  • Deposit Protection - impact on possession notices and claims
  • Recent case law – Superstrike, Spencer v Taylor etc
  • Protection from Eviction Act & Criminal Law Act
  • Goods left at Property after tenancy ends
  • Record keeping and evidence - tips for agents
  • Money judgments for rent arrears and other losses

The course will not cover:

  • Ending social housing tenancies
  • Deposit disputes and deposit protection schemes
  • Enforcement of money judgments (except briefly in practical issues section)

"Feel more confident in legal matters and found the course content very interesting. Course trainer had good, clear concise manner in explaining the content."

Julie Craven

Waiting list

If the date you would like is fully booked and you would like to be placed onto the waiting list, please email courses@propertymark.co.uk with your name, contact details and how many places you would like; if a place becomes available we will then contact you. Alternatively if we have sufficient interest we will try and arrange an additional date for the course to run. 

In-house training

This course is also available in-house. For more information on this please contact the Courses department on 01926 417 787 or email courses@propertymark.co.uk

Alternative dates or locations

To register your interest in alternative dates and locations for this course please email courses@propertymark.co.uk.


Level: Intermediate
CPD: 7 hours

face to face

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