What we will cover:
- An outline of the changes to the rules governing the use of Section 21, an explanation of the restrictions imposed on use and implications of the changes
- The significance of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), unfitness and retaliatory evictions
- Impact of the Tenant Fee Ban and other requirements around permitted and prohibited payments
- Energy performance certificates and exploration of the imposed minimum energy efficiency standards
- Rules governing rent deposits, tenants, and those affecting agents
- Changes to the law affecting the terms and conditions applying to tenancy agreements and landlord-agent contracts
- Requirements regarding the supply of gas, electricity and water
- Amendments to council rules dealing with both Mandatory and Discretionary licensing scheme
- Impact of the Housing and Planning Act including rogue landlord database, penalties and banning orders
- Understand the most recent legislation impacting the lettings industry
- Identify the current regulations landlords are required to follow
- Evaluate how recent changes in the law may impact your lettings business
As the requirements on landlords in the sector accelerate and the powers for private tenants and local authorities increase, it is vital that landlords are aware of the most current legislation, guidance and court decisions. The Tenant Fee ban is now in force and it is crucial that landlords and agents understand the impact. There are ongoing updates around the use of Section 21, with the latest announcement from the government to abolish the no-fault based eviction notice. Licensing of premises continues to be a hot topic, energy efficiency standards and rent deposit legislation along with many other issues which are not so well known. It is vital that you are aware of the relevant changes. In this course, we will explore all these areas and more to give you the tools needed to be a professional and compliant landlord.
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.
- Experienced landlords