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In the fast changing world of the Private Rented Sector, professional training will keep you and your business one step ahead of the competition
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Basic Law for Lettings

Fri 01, Dec 2017, 09:30am - 04:30pm. (Nottingham)

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This one day course is an ideal primer for new agents and landlords or a refresher course for existing agents / landlords, to learn all they need to understand how the law applies to residential lettings.

 This essential course covers:
•Pre-Tenancy issues (including; who is the tenant? hierarchy of law, permissions)
•The Responsibilities and Liabilities of the landlord/letting agent (including; HHSRS, Gas Safety and HMOs)
•Setting up a Tenancy (Tenancy agreements, deposits, Immigration Act 2014, references and guarantors)
•During the Tenancy (periodic visits, changing tenancy terms)
•Ending a Tenancy


£ 100 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 150 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Intermediate Law for Lettings

Thu 07, Dec 2017, 09:30am - 04:30pm. (Nottingham)

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A one day course designed to build on the Basic Law for Lettings course and providing more in-depth coverage of important areas of legislation and practice.

Amongst the topics included will be:

•Tenancy Agreements - Special Clauses

• Changes to Section 21

• Grounds for Possession & Accelerated Possession 

• Overseas Landlords •Instructing Contractors

• Tenants' Compensation Rights

• Abandonment and Surrender

• Deposit Protection

 


£ 100 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 150 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


PAT Testing Course - Morning

Fri 08, Dec 2017, 09:30am - 12:45pm. (Nottingham)

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3 hour PAT Testing course which will enable landlords to carry out their own PAT testing. The course which is broken into 5 Parts contains practical and theory sessions.

Part 1 - WHO Can PAT Test?
· Competent person
 
Part 2 - WHY Do We PAT Test?
· Regulations
· Dangers of faulty equipment
· HSE recommendations
 
Part 3 - WHAT Do we PAT Test?
· Understanding ‘Portable’
· Appliance rating plate
· Class of appliance
 
Part 4 - WHEN Do We PAT Test?
· Risk
· Equipment construction
· Environment and use
· Frequency chart
 
Part 5 - HOW Do We PAT Test?


£ 75 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 100 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Tenancy Agreements - Nottingham

Wed 17, Jan 2018, 09:30am - 12:45pm. (Nottingham)

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This course details the different types of tenancies available including AST, Common law etc. Landlords / Letting agents will be trained in:

Landlords / Letting agents will be trained in:

• The difference between a Statutory and Contractual Periodic

• How to write special clauses / break clauses

• How to implement and enforce rent increases

• How to use the tenancy agreement for the benefit of the agent / landlord

• Why do certain clauses need to be included i.e. Forfeiture Clause

 


£ 50 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 75 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Deposit Compliance - Nottingham

Wed 17, Jan 2018, 01:30pm - 04:45pm. (Nottingham)

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A course which covers

• Understanding the legislation
• Previous Court Decisions
• Individual Scheme rules and how they should be implemented
• Prescribed information and all the pitfalls
• How does it work with change of landlord, change of one joint tenant
• How does it work with renewals, end of tenancy and adjudication


£ 50 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 75 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Renting to tenants on benefits - Nottingham

Wed 31, Jan 2018, 09:30am - 12:45pm. (Nottingham)

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Private landlords may choose to specialise on providing accommodation to working age tenants dependant on income related benefits or on benefit support as a result of disability/ill health. However, all landlords may, from time to time, experience tenants claiming benefits as a result of a significant change of circumstance – for example being made redundant from work. The gradual replacement of legacy benefits including Local Housing Allowance by Universal Credit is increasingly creating new challenges for landlords and letting agents. This half day course explains the ever-changing benefits system in the UK and sets out some guidelines, procedures and creative suggestions as to how you can minimise risks of rent arrears as a result of tenants experiencing issues claiming benefits.

Content will include

• Legacy Benefits including Local Housing Allowance

• Universal Credit and its impact on claimants and landlords

• Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

• Other support available

• Role of credit unions to ensure payment of rent

• Handling issues with benefits payment  


£ 50 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 75 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Advance tenant issues and dealing with problem tenants - Nottingham

Wed 31, Jan 2018, 01:30pm - 04:45pm. (Nottingham)

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Every landlord, once in a while, is likely to encounter a tenant or tenants who prove to be difficult to deal with and also cause issues and problems within a rented residential property that need to be dealt with. This half day course outlines some of the more challenging issues and problems you may face with tenants and provides some suggested solutions for handling them within the law.

The course will include
Rent arrears and late payment of rent
Damage to property
Resisting access to carry out property repairs and carrying out work such as Gas Safety Certificates
Anti-Social Behaviour
Agreeing rent increases
Failing to keep property clean with risk of pests
Failing to ventilate property causing condensation and mould
Breaches of Tenancy Agreement


£ 50 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 75 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Tenant Fee Ban Workshop - Nottingham

Fri 09, Feb 2018, 09:30am - 12:45pm. (Nottingham)

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This course is

designed to understand the ban, the implications upon your business, the options available to mitigate the loss and the opportunity to network with likeminded delegates. This course is an interactive, informative and crucial training session designed to assist you and your business moving forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


£ 50 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 75 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Data Protection - Nottingham

Fri 09, Feb 2018, 01:30pm - 04:45pm. (Nottingham)

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New GDPR regulations will come into effect on May 1st 2018. This course covers

• Introduction to the regulations

• Risk assess current procedures 

• Learn in a group environment, the sources of data, the places it is stored, how data is processed by third parties i.e. property management software, and what actions are required in the event of a data breach

• Understand the key elements of data protection from “consent” to “legitimate” use

• If you use mailing lists, the additional requirement in terms of consent

• How to change your documentation to ensure efficient compliance

• Action points to take back to the office 

 


£ 50 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 75 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Legionella Risk Awarness - Nottingham

Thu 15, Feb 2018, 09:30am - 04:00pm. (Nottingham)

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This one day course will give you the confidence carry out professional legionella risk assessments. The course will cover detailed information on the subject of Legionella and its causes, including the current legislative requirements for the control of Legionnaire's Disease in rental properties.

The course covers the following areas:
• What is Legionella and where can it be found?
• Who is at risk?
• How the disease is transmitted and grows
• Statistics and history of outbreaks
• The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
• The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
• The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• The Approved Code of Practice L8 2013 and other guidance
• The role of Duty Holders and Responsible Persons
• Control measures for hot and cold water systems
• Control measures for other systems
• Legionella risk assessment methodology
• This one day course will give you the confidence carry out professional legionella risk assessments for your clients. The course will cover detailed information on the subject of Legionella and its causes, including the current legislative requirements for the control of Legionnaire's Disease in rental properties.


£ 100 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 150 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Possession & Debt recovery for landlords

Thu 08, Mar 2018, 09:30am - 04:30pm. (Nottingham)

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Today, as costs rise, often faster than incomes plus an ever-tightening welfare entitlement system It is a known fact that private landlords face an increasing requirement to obtain possession and recover rent costs. This one day course provides in detail how to legally obtain possession and also when and how to recover rent in arrears wherever possible.

The course will include
Avoiding tenant issues in the first place (reminder of good preventative practice)
Tenant surrender of an agreement
Choosing which route to take - options
Preparing and issuing Section 21 and Section 8 Notices
Section 21 Possession process in court
Section 8 Possession process in court
Use of High Court Enforcement Officers to obtain Possession
Use of courts, collection agencies and solicitors to recover rent arrears and other costs.


£ 100 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 150 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


PAT Testing - Nottingham

Fri 23, Mar 2018, 09:30am - 12:45pm. (Nottingham)

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The training course is in 5 parts


Part 1 - WHO Can PAT Test?
· Competent person
 
Part 2 - WHY Do We PAT Test?
· Regulations
· Dangers of faulty equipment
· HSE recommendations
 
Part 3 - WHAT Do we PAT Test?
· Understanding ‘Portable’
· Appliance rating plate
· Class of appliance
 
Part 4 - WHEN Do We PAT Test?
· Risk
· Equipment construction
· Environment and use
· Frequency chart
 
Part 5 - HOW Do We PAT Test?


£ 75 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 100 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Basic Law for Lettings - Derby

Thu 19, Apr 2018, 09:30am - 04:30pm. (Derby)

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This one day course is an ideal primer for new agents and landlords or a refresher course for existing agents / landlords, to learn all they need to understand how the law applies to residential lettings.

 This essential course covers:
•Pre-Tenancy issues (including; who is the tenant? hierarchy of law, permissions)
•The Responsibilities and Liabilities of the landlord/letting agent (including; HHSRS, Gas Safety and HMOs)
•Setting up a Tenancy (Tenancy agreements, deposits, Immigration Act 2014, references and guarantors)
•During the Tenancy (periodic visits, changing tenancy terms)
•Ending a Tenancy


£ 100 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 150 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Intermediate Law for Lettings - Derby

Thu 03, May 2018, 09:30am - 04:30pm. (Derby)

Read more / book

A one day course designed to build on the Basic Law for Lettings course and providing more in-depth coverage of important areas of legislation and practice.

Amongst the topics included will be:

•Tenancy Agreements - Special Clauses

• Changes to Section 21

• Grounds for Possession & Accelerated Possession 

• Overseas Landlords •Instructing Contractors

• Tenants' Compensation Rights

• Abandonment and Surrender

• Deposit Protection

 


£ 100 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 150 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members


Inventories, deposits & disputes - Derby

Thu 10, May 2018, 09:30am - 04:30pm. (Derby)

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This day long course is split into three parts

Part 1: Deposit law Why and who should create the inventory Methods for creating the inventory Practical exercise

Part 2: Check-in procedure Mid-term property inspections (aka periodic visits/inspections) Check-out procedure

Part 3: Calculating a deposit claim Damage, fair, wear and tear and betterment Reaching agreement Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Court Deposit dispute case studies


£ 100 / Delegate For EMPO Members
£ 150 / Delegate For Non EMPO Members