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HMO and Principles of Lettings (eLearning)

A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property with multiple tenants who do not form one single family or household. Investments in houses under multiple occupancy can be very profitable with high returns on investment, but the management of HMO is far stricter for the landlord and anyone managing the property e.g. Letting/Managing Agent.

Recent changes have given greater enforcement powers to local authorities. The introduction of civil penalties and Rent Repayment Orders significantly increased financial penalties that local authorities can apply to landlords and managers who do not meet their obligations. A 'manager' can be a letting/managing agent or a landlord who has direct involvement in the day to day running of the property. It is vitally important that both landlords and managers are aware of the legal responsibilities they have.

This interactive eLearning course, designed to suit landlords, managers and letting/managing agents, covers the principles of this detailed and antiquated subject, giving you a broad level of knowledge to confidently consider investment or management of someone else's investment. The course will also give a general overview of setting up tenancies for HMO and explores the entire process involved from completing relevant checks to gaining possession for HMO properties.

As a requirement for RLAAS accreditation, the course will also include an optional assessment which underpins the day's learning. Upon successfully passing the assessment you will qualify for 5 core CPD points as defined by RLAAS.

Course Content

The course is appropriate for landlords and agents of HMO or for those with mixed portfolios and covers:


This eLearning course will allow learners to:

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

Suitable for

Please note: You will have access to this course for 12 months from the time of purchase.
RLA Member
from £104.00
Non Member
from £130.00

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.

What else can apply to my CPD?

Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme

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This course is worth 5 core 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.

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