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HMO Licence Training Course - Leeds
"Leeds City council are currently enforcing conditions in relation to the HMO licence training requirements. It is a legal duty that you attend this course within 6 months from the commencement of your licence. Any licence holders who are out of date on their compliance date for meeting the compulsory training requirement face potential prosecution with a maximum fine of £5000."
David Thorpe, Licensing Services Manager, HMO Licensing Team, Leeds City Council
A property will require a house of multiple occupation (HMO) licence if it is occupied by five or more people which make up two or more households. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council, the RLA offers a professional development course for landlords operating an HMO in the city. This course is delivered by an experienced landlord and letting agent and allows networking between landlords, managers and agents as part of the training.
If you have an HMO in Leeds, you need to comply with the Housing Act 2004. Leeds landlords with a licensable HMO must attend a professional landlord development course in order to satisfy the HMO Licence conditions. This course is approved by the council and will cover the licence conditions.
- What is the definition of an HMO, selective licensing, additional licensing and article 4 requirements.
- How to obtain a licence including the fit and proper person test and satisfactory management functions
- Health and safety requirements for HMO including Management requirements, HHSRS, repair requirements fire safety, and enforcements
- Management of rental property from using agents, advertising, issuing tenancy agreements to dealing with problems and ending tenancies.
Landlords are reminded that HMO licence conditions specify a timescale within which they should have attended a training course approved by Leeds City Council.
This course includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
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 5 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.