Getting to grips with Section 8 & Section 21 Notices
Section 8 and section 21 notices are the most common ways of ending tenancies end in the ever increasing private rented sector. Whether you are involved in drafting them, analysing them to establish if someone is threatened with homelessness, or trying to defend them to prevent the loss of a home, this course will provide you with a solid understanding and confidence to deal with these notices.
The private rented sector is more relevant than ever in Wales. The numbers of people living in the private accommodation are increasing all the time and local authorities can now meet their duties to homeless people with an offer of private accommodation. It is therefore essential that anyone working with private renters has a solid grasp of how tenancies can be ended, and can identify and appropriately defend when the procedures are not being followed correctly.
- Brief reminder of security of tenure for assured and assured shorthold tenants in the private rented sector
- Thorough examination of the requirements of section 8 and section 21 Housing Act 1988
- Analysis of defences to notices, both technical and general
- Review of practical examples of notices to establish validity and errors.
Anyone working with private occupiers in an advisory or support role, such as housing options and solutions officers, landlord and tenant liaison officers, resettlement officers, housing support workers and housing advisers.
Please note that the course assumes a good understanding of tenancy law in the private rented sector, delegates may wish to attend ‘Housing Law in Practice – Private Rented Sector’ before attending this course
CPD 3 hours
Trainer – Ashella Lewis