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Landlords introduction to Leasehold Service Charges Course
Service Charges, their regulation and management, can be a complex area for Landlords and their representatives to navigate. In order to help protect your investment it is vital to have an understanding of key pieces of legislation and be able to interpret the lease to reduce the areas of conflict that can arise between landlords, tenants and managing agents.
Kavita Bharti is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 11 years experience in property law. Having previously worked in private practice and for a local authority, she developed specialist knowledge in the conveyancing process and commercial property. She joined LEASE in 2014 and has developed a strong knowledge of leasehold law and property management. She is an experienced legal trainer and has provided training to various housing authorities, housing associations and other professional bodies and regularly contributes content to the LEASE website. As well as advising on all aspect of leasehold and enfranchisement law, Kavita is also LEASE's Business Development Officer.
This course aims to provide those attending with an overview of the control of residential service charges that are associated with properties let in a small or large block of apartments. It will explain the fundamentals of :-
- understanding contractual obligations to pay for services,
- what to do if you are unhappy with the level of service charges or quality of work, (iii) if your block managing agent is unsatisfactory, how to go about replacing them,
- the statutory control, consultation requirements and
- the relationship between a freeholder or headleassor and sublessors and those tenants granted tenancy agreements.
It will make reference to relevant past LVT and First Tier Property Tribunal decisions and provide details of where to find further information.
Landlords of existing leasehold flats, and those landlords considering buying a leasehold flat. Letting agents who manage leasehold flats on behalf of landlords, individuals involved in, or considering being involved in, managing or in becoming the freeholder or headlessor of residential developments of leasehold flats
Your Lease (part 1)
- Headlessors/Freeholder, roles and responsibilities.
- Renting out your Property - leasehold implications.
- The role of the managing agent.
Your Lease (part 2)
- Understanding contractual service charge obligations
Statutory Control of Service Charges:
- Key definitions
- Demands for payment
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.