Training is fundamental for any landlord when it comes to keeping up to date with changes including legislation, and is great for refreshing knowledge too. It can help prevent and deal with challenging situations that any landlord may face. Regulations and obligations continue to be ever more complicated, and in some cases come with heavy penalties. For novice and experienced landlords alike, RLA training courses help you learn, refresh and update. Three excellent courses currently available at the RLA are:
Immigration More Information
A hot topic for landlords! Following the pilot in the Midlands, it has now been announced that there will be a full roll out of the Right to Rent checks across England for the immigration status of Landlord’s prospective tenants and occupiers from February 1st 2016. This means that landlords and agents will have to check the immigration status of ALL prospective tenants and occupiers or risk fines of £3000 per illegal tenant.
This course explains Immigration law and other relevant pieces of legislation, who has right of residence, the document checks landlords need to make and how to comply, in order to avoid the penalties.
Legionella More Information
Legionella is a serious concern for anyone managing properties. Industry guidance changed in 2014, putting the emphasis on landlords to ensure that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is in place on all rented properties, with regards to Legionella bacteria.
This course clarifies the legal responsibilities of landlords and how the legislation applies to rented properties. In addition, the course lists the control measures required for a domestic property, and explains the requirements for completing a risk assessment.
This course allows landlords to carry out risk assessments on their own properties. A brief written assessment and practical examples will ensure that participants leave the course with the ability to control their Hot and Cold Water System effectively. When a suitable passed mark is achieved in both, delegates will receive an IOSH Accredited Certificate.
Leasehold Service Charges More Information
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.
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.