Ending Residential Tenancies

This session is for letting agents who wish to develop their understanding of the most common kind of tenancy – Assured Shorthold Tenancies. Attendees will also learn how to recognise different types of tenancies and the different processes that apply to ending these agreements.

The content of this course will be legally based, as supposed to overly technical, setting out the relevant framework and processes. It will focus on the practical elements agents need to know, such as the fundamentals of ending a tenancy, the necessary timelines and how to avoid common mistakes. The course also covers the impact of the Deregulation Act 2015.


Letting agents who already have some experience managing tenancies and wish to develop their understanding of how to end a tenancy.


Ending Residential Tenancies

  • Propertymark Westminster, SW1P 3JS - Thursday 8th October 2020 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £185.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £255.00 (+VAT)
  • Birmingham TBC - Tuesday 1st December 2020 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £185.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £255.00 (+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)

  • AssuredShortholds:
    • 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’roleinprocess:
    • 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)

What do the delegates think?

"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

"Very helpful, information booklet is very thorough. The trainer was very good and he was very helpful in answering personal questions relating to tenancies. Thank you."

Jennifer Nippard

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

Face to Face

Meet Your Trainer

Paul Walshe

Paul Walshe

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and specialises in all aspects of residential Landlord & Tenant law including litigation, drafting, advising on legal, regulatory and compliance issues.

Paul is a Solicitor at Awdry Bailey and Douglas.


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