HMO Fundamentals

Please note due to current restrictions, this course will be delivered online as an eClassroom course.

What we will cover:

  • Overview of licensing and HMO definitions
  • Pre-tenancy including EPCs, tax, insurance and accreditation in line with HMO
  • Responsibilities and liabilities of a landlord or letting agent including gas safety and other tenancy start-up provisions
  • Setting up an HMO tenancy including types of tenancy, agreements, deposit and rent setting
  • Property standards including HHSRS, fire safety, repairs, dampness and risk assessments
  • Managing the tenancy including periodic visits, tenant obligations, entry/refusal and anti-social behaviour in HMO
  • Ending a tenancy including continuing tenancy, tenant wants to leave, landlord wants tenant to leave, possession and eviction in line with HMO
Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?HMO Landlords
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded5 core
£145 for NRLA Members.
£165 for non-members.
e-classroom - Full day course
Friday 6th November 2020


  • Understand your legal obligations as a landlord throughout the entire lettings process
  • Have confidence in knowing what is required to comply with the various obligations you have
  • Be fully aware of the consistent steps you will need to take as you move into each stage of the tenancy lifecycle


house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property with multiple tenants who do not form one single family or household. Investments in HMO can be very profitable with high yields, but the management of HMO is far stricter for the landlord and anyone managing the property. Civil penalties and Rent Repayment Orders have significantly increased financial penalties applied for breaching regulations, so it is vital that landlords and managers are aware of the legal responsibilities they have. This course is designed to suit landlords, letting/managing agents and HMO managers and gives you the fundamental knowledge to confidently consider investment in or management of HMO property.

This training course qualifies for 5 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 purchased or are considering purchasing a HMO
  • Existing HMO landlords who have not received any HMO management training
  • New letting agent employees who will be managing client HMO properties
  • Existing agents considering taking on HMO management

HMO Fundamentals

Classroom Training

£145 for NRLA Members.
£165 for non-members.