HMO and Principles of Lettings
A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property with multiple tenants who do not form one single family or household. Investments in houses under multiple occupancy can be very profitable with high returns on investment, but the management of HMO is far stricter for the landlord and anyone managing the property e.g. Letting/Managing Agent.
Recent changes have given greater enforcement powers to local authorities, with the introduction of civil penalties and Rent Repayment Orders significantly increasing financial penalties that local authorities can apply to landlords and managers who do not meet their obligations. A 'manager' can be a letting/managing agent or the landlord who has a direct involvement in the day to day running of the property, so it is vitally important that both landlords and managers are aware of the legal responsibilities they have.
This one day course, designed to suit landlords, managers and letting/managing agents, covers the principles of this detailed and antiquated subject, giving you the level of broad knowledge to confidently consider investment or management of someone else's investment. The course will also give a general overview of setting up tenancies for HMO and to explore the entire process involved from completing relevant checks to gaining possession for HMO properties.
The course tutor is an experienced trainer with a strong letting agency background and has specialist HMO knowledge and a track record of delivering courses on behalf of councils.
- Overview of licensing and HMO definitions
- Pre-tenancy including EPCs, tax, insurance and accreditation in line with HMO
- Responsibilities and liabilities of a landlord or letting agent including gas safety and other tenancy start-up provisions
- Setting up an HMO tenancy including types of tenancy, agreements, deposit and rent setting
- Property standards including HHSRS, fire safety, repairs, dampness and risk assessments
- Managing the tenancy including periodic visits, tenant obligations, entry/refusal and anti-social behaviour in HMO
- Ending a tenancy including continuing tenancy, tenant wants to leave, landlord wants tenant to leave, possession and eviction in line with HMO
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Understand your legal obligations as a landlord throughout the entire lettings process
- Have confidence in knowing what is required to comply with the various obligations you have
- Be fully aware of the consistent steps you will need to take as you move into each stage of the tenancy lifecycle
This course is suitable for:
- New landlords who have purchased or are considering purchasing an HMO.
- Existing HMO landlords who have not received any HMO management training.
- New letting agent employees who will be managing client HMO properties.
- Existing agents considering taking on HMO properties on behalf of clients.
This course includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Parking and public transport instructions will be provided in your confirmation email once you have booked the course.
10th September 2019
|10:00 - 16:30||Birmingham||Book Now|
30th October 2019
|10:00 - 16:30||London||Book Now|
6th November 2019
|10:00 - 16:30||Stockport||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.
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 core 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.