Failure to keep up to date with changes to the law, rules and regulations affecting the private rented sector can have serious financial and reputational consequences. As the piecemeal changes in the sector accelerate and penalties increase, it is crucial that landlords are aware of the current legislation, guidance and court decisions. There continues to be changes around the use of Section 21, licensing of premises, energy efficiency and rent deposit legislation along with many other issues which are not so well known. It is vital that you are aware of the relevant changes.
This course is delivered by an experienced housing consultant with a background as an enforcing officer who for the last 10 years has acted as a court expert witness in housing law, audited and advised on housing conditions, liaised with the Governments on their PRS proposals and given evidence to parliamentary committees. Also a landlord, he has first-hand experience of the issues around the landlord-tenant/agent relationship and striving to comply with the law.
All landlords, agents and property managers.
- An outline of the changes to the rules governing the use of Section 21, an explanation of the restrictions imposed on use and implications of the changes.
- The significance of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), unfitness and retaliatory evictions.
- Energy standards and the proposed increase in minimum standards to Energy Performance Certificate Band C
- Rules governing rent deposits, tenants' fees and those affecting agents.
- Changes to the law affecting the terms and conditions applying to tenancy agreements and landlord-agent contracts.
- Requirements regarding the supply of gas, electricity and water.
- Amendments to Council rules dealing with both Mandatory and Discretionary licensing scheme.
- Impact of the Housing and Planning Act including rogue landlord database, penalties and banning orders.
This 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 both landlord-tenancy and landlord-agent issues, property standards and the actions property professionals should take to keep within the law.
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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.