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Energy Efficiency Course
Recent significant legal changes have raised the importance of energy efficiency in the private rented sector.
Improving energy efficiency is essential for those poorly rated properties if they wish to continue to be rented. From 2018 poorly rated premises, those with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) asset rating of F or G will be banned from being able to be rented out and time is running out to carry out what actions need to be taken and the necessary improvements required.
Making sure that any rented property is cost effective to heat and run will help reduce void periods, rent arrears, complaints and health and safety enforcement. Dampness is the most common complaint to Councils and improving energy efficiency is a route to happier tenants and preventing complaints.
Our energy efficiency course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to ensure compliance with the law and help reduce tenants' complaints and the impact of rent arrears. The course will provide practical cost effective guidance on ways to improve a property.
All landlords, agents and maintenance managers. It is essential for those involved in poorly rated premises and those wishing to provide good quality and compliant accommodation.
- An outline of the law including the energy efficiency regulations, the second part of which will come into force in April 2018.
- The relationship between the regulations and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and how it will affect repossessions
- Provide an understanding of the importance of how the Energy Performance Certificate rating is obtained, including the recent changes proposed around how walls will be assessed which will have significant effect for many landlords, particularly for solid wall properties.
- The exceptions the law allow so certain low rated premises can continue to be rented out after 2018.
- How to reduce the risk that certain energy improvements will increase the risk of condensation.
- The cost-effective steps that should be taken to reduce the heating and running cost of all rented properties.
- What help is available.
Continuous Professional Development
Remember that Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) apply to RLA courses. You can also get CPD points for being a member of the Residential Landlords Association.
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Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
This course is worth 3 basic CPD points with the Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
RLAAS is a national scheme who aim to encourage, acknowledge and actively promote good standards and management practice by owners and to assist owners and tenants to undertake their respective responsibilities to each other.
RLAAS is open to all landlords who operate in the private sector, and accreditation is FREE. Members of RLAAS also receive a discount when enroling for a course operated by the Residential Landlord's Association.
To find out more, and what RLAAS means to landlords and tenants across the country, visit the RLAAS website.