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HMO Licence Training Course - Leeds
David Thorpe, Licensing Services Manager with the HMO Licensing Team has said...
"Leeds City council are currently enforcing conditions in relation to the HMO licence training requirements. As such, licence holders who have not attended the HMO licensing 'Professional Development Course For Landlords' will have their properties inspected in the new year. Any licence holders who are out of date on their compliance date for meeting the training requirements face potential prosecution with a maximum fine of £5000."
The RLA therefore advises that you book your place on the professional development course today. If there isn't a course available, then please contact the office on 03330 142998 to register your interest so that Leeds City Council can be notified you are waiting to go on a course in the New Year.
Working in partnership with Leeds City Council, the RLA offers a professional development course for landlords.
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 Leeds HMO Licence conditions. A licensable HMO is one with 3 or more storeys and five or more unrelated occupants.
Working in partnership with Leeds City Council, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) offers a one-day professional development course for landlords covering the essential elements of 'managing a tenancy' and 'health and safety requirements' under Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) to comply with the HMO licensing condition. Other landlords with smaller HMO's or properties to rent in Leeds are also encouraged to attend.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and therefore landlords are encouraged to book early. There is also a £30 discount per place for members of the RLA.
Landlords are reminded that HMO licence conditions specify a timescale within which they should have attended a training course approved by Leeds City Council.
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.
We are currently planning additional dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when these are arranged, please click here.
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.