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Principles of HMO

A house in multiple occupation (HMO) refers to a property with multiple tenants who do not form one single family or household. Recent changes introduced by the Housing and Planning Act are giving greater enforcement powers to local authorities. The introduction of civil penalties and Rent Repayment Orders have significantly increased the financial penalties which local authorities can apply to landlords who do not meet their obligations. This is burden is felt the greatest by landlords of HMO.

Investments in houses under multiple occupancy can be very profitable with high returns on investment, but the management of HMO is far stricter.

This course is delivered by a landlord, agent and experienced trainer. She delivers targeted courses on HMO for specific councils and has over 10 years' experience in housing law advice.


This course provides a general overview of the obligations placed on landlords of HMO and/or licensable properties.


Aimed at landlords and agents who are looking to enter in to the HMO market.

Course content

This course assumes a basic understanding of landlord and tenant law and provides detail of the following:

  • Investing in HMO - the pros and cons
  • Definition of a HMO, Mandatory licensing, additional and selective licensing
  • HMO manager regulations
  • Civil penalties and Rent Repayment Orders
  • Application process
  • Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and the 'property test'
  • HHSRS enforcement
  • Overcrowding and space standards
  • Fit and proper person test and management functions
  • Tenancy management and common HMO issues
  • Council tax liability
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from £145.00
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from £164.00
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Ends 05/06/2017
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27th June
10:00 - 16:30 Manchester Book Now
11th July
10:00 - 16:30 London Book Now

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

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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.

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