Section 8 Notices

What we will cover:

  • Actions to take prior to serving notice
  • Mandatory and discretionary grounds for possession
  • Completing and serving a Section 8 notice correctly
  • Drawbacks and potential for counter-claims
  • Associated costs and time scales
Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration3 hours
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£24 for NRLA Members.
£30 for non-members.

Objectives

  • Awareness and understanding of grounds for possession and when a Section 8 notice can be served
  • When caution should be exercised, possible counterclaims and where some claimants go wrong
  • How to complete and serve a Section 8 notice

Background

In April 2019 both the English and Welsh Governments announced plans to abolish Section 21. This is the single largest shake up in PRS housing in a generation. A consultation is underway but it is anticipated that this will be more of a consultation on how Section 21 is abolished as opposed to if. This course offers landlords and agents the opportunity to get ahead of the game in understanding the alternative notice available for ending Assured Shorthold Tenancies, the Section 8 notice. Whilst currently not favoured by landlords, we hope that the consultation process will strengthen Section 8 notices and the court process for obtaining possession. This course will be kept regularly up to date with changes as and when they happen, giving landlords the confidence that if a tenancy reaches crisis point, it can be brought to an end.

This training course qualifies for 3 continuous professional development (CPD) points which can help towards or maintain your accreditation with the NRLA. If you are interested in becoming an accredited landlord with the NRLA, CPD points are necessary to achieve that status. 

NRLA Accreditation recognises landlords who have agreed to maintain professional standards in the management and maintenance of their rented property and deal fairly and professionally with their tenants. Accredited members demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities and obligations and strive to maintain, increase and improve their knowledge of the market through training and development. CPD points are awarded for all activities which improve those attributes and are a requisite of membership of the NRLA Accreditation Scheme.  

For more details visit the accreditation section on the website. 

Suitable for

  • New landlords who have yet to experience the ending of a tenancy
  • Landlords and agents who have not executed possession using a Section 8 notice
  • Landlords and agents who have completed one of our principle courses and wish to improve their knowledge in this area

Section 8 Notices

eLearning

£24 for NRLA Members.
£30 for non-members.