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Housing Law Update Course (Landlords)
Failure to keep up to date with changes to the law, rules and regulations affecting the private rented sector can have serious consequences. Keeping up to date can be problematic as the number of changes accelerates and are being introduced in a piecemeal manner. The significant changes restricting the use of Section 21, amendments to the rent deposit legislation, immigration checks and requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms have been extensively reported, but many other issues are not as well-known. It is important that you are aware of all the important changes.
This half day course will inform attendees of changes to their rights and responsibilities and highlight the legislative and Court rulings which have brought about the changes. The course will concentrate on changes to the law covering landlord-tenancy issues and property standards and the actions property professionals should take to keep within the law.
All landlords, agents and property managers.
- An outline of the changes to the rules restricting the use of Section 21, an explanation of the restrictions imposed on its use, how to avoid the restrictions and reduce any impact.
- The amendments to the rules governing the taking of rent deposits.
- Recent and proposed changes to the law affecting the terms and conditions applying to tenancy agreements and landlord-agent contracts.
- Proposed banning orders, mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation, and abandonment rule changes.
- Outline of the Immigration Act (and Bill) and its implications.
- Outline of financial changes
- Changes under health and safety and building control legislation.
- Smoke and carbon monoxide requirements.
- What guidance and best practice documentation is available to assist in complying with the law.
- An update on requirements covering the supply of gas, electricity and water (and legionella control).
- Amendments to Council rules when setting up a discretionary licensing scheme.
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.