HMO Property Standards

What we will cover:

  • S11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 - explaining the basic repairing obligations
  • Defective Premises Act 1972 - how tenants can seek compensation if they suffer injury, harm or loss
  • HMO Manager Regulations - the additional layer of regulations affecting HMO of all sizes, irrespective of licensing.
  • The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), Housing Act 2004 - the Local Authority risk-based approach to assessing properties for hazards. Properties requiring a licence are highly likely to be assessed under this legislation
  • Overview of gas and electrical safety
  • Minimum room sizes in HMO
  • Introduction to fire safety in HMO
  • Tenants behaving in a 'tenant like manner'
  • How to obtain access for repairs
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
CPD Points Awarded2 standard
From £40 for NRLA Members.
From £60 for non-members.
Prices include VAT
Remote Self study at your own pace
Duration: 2 hours
Members: £53
Non Members: £66


  • Break down the key pieces of legislation on property standards for HMO to provide a clear understanding of obligations
  • Understand the additional obligations placed on HMO landlords such as fire safety and minimum room sizes
  • What to expect from tenants in terms of gaining access and behaving in a tenant like manner


Along with obligations placed on all landlords relating to the health and safety of their properties, there is an extra layer of regulation that applies to HMO. Landlords and property managers of HMO face steep penalties for non-compliance with safety measures and may also be subject to licence conditions. This course provides an overview of the various pieces of legislation affecting property standards in HMO, how they are applied and how to ensure your HMO complies.

This training course qualifies for 2 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

  • HMO landlords
  • Letting/managing agents dealing with HMO properties
  • HMO managers