Landlording is a heavily regulated area and ignorance of the law is no excuse. Hence the large number of landlords being prosecuted under the HMO Regulations and losing their claims for possession due to failure to deal properly with the tenancy deposit regulations.
At Easy Law Training we help landlords and letting agents by running legal training events specifically designed to help you understand and comply with your legal obligations. We have three events coming up:
Our annual Conference and two legal workshops –
- HMO law and practice http://www.schoolforlandlords.co.uk/school-for-landlords-workshops/hmo-workshop-booking-march-2014/ (Chelmsford on 6 March) and
- The Housing Act 1988 http://www.schoolforlandlords.co.uk/housing-act-1988-guide/ – A Guide (Cambridge 29 March) both from solicitor David Smith of Anthony Gold.
The Landlord Law Conference www.lllconf.com #lllconf
This is our big event of the year and takes place at the lovely Athenaeum in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
We have seven speakers, all qualified lawyers and all talking on topics of importance for landlords. Tenancy Agreements. Houses in Multiple Occupation. Your repairing obligations. Damp and condensation issues. The Tenancy Deposit Regulations legal issues. Tenancy deposit adjudications. The Residential Property Tribunal. Eviction hearings.
Another reason to attend is the opportunity to talk to our exhibitors. The conference is sponsored by TDS and chief adjudicator Mike Morgan (one of our speakers) will be on hand with his team to talk to you. Other exhibitors include the Residential Landlords Association, ARLA, NW Brown Insurance, Anthony Gold solicitors, Envirovent, Pocket Landlord and Stewart Title Ltd.
Delegates from outside the area can stay at the adjacent four star Angel Hotel where we have arranged special rates, and we will also be hosting a meal there in the evening.
AND as an extra bonus, delegates can also get free access to the online recordings of our 2013 Conference – so you can get two conferences for the price of one!
The conference fee is £180 (£150 + VAT) with discounts for existing customers and bulk bookings. Course notes, refreshments and free wi fi included. Find out more at www.lllconf.com.
What last year’s delegates said:
“Very professionally run – very refreshing to have a conference that ran promptly to time without anyone being rushed. Great speakers, great range of topics covered. Lovely biscuits and cakes!” Jane Edmundson
“Very informative day, reminded me of things I’d forgotten. Course notes are fab!” Diana Mariatty Oak Estates ltd
School for Landlords Workshops
We are developing a series of workshops where in depth training is given in important legal topics.
HMO Law and Practice
On 6 March David Smith is running his popular workshop on HMO Law and Practice, this time in Chelmsford in Essex. If you run an HMO property this is an essential course for you.
More and more Local Authorities are cracking down on standards and bringing prosecutions both under the management regulations and the licensing regulations. Don’t think the rules do not apply to you if your property does not require a license as the management regulations apply to ALL HMOS. So the HMO regulations will apply to virtually all shared houses with more than two people where the occupants are not members of the same family or household.
“Thank you for a professionally presented day” Steve Smith
The Housing Act 1988
This is the main stature which controls residential tenancies. If you are a landlord or manage property it is essential that you understand this act properly. David’s talk will cover all the key points including what types of occupation fall within the act and what does not, room lets and sharing, rent increases, tenancy deposits, and possession through sections 8 and 21.
If you are a landlord or a letting agent and can get to Cambridge on 29 May this is an essential course for you.
For details of all our workshops and courses visit www.schoolforlandlords.co.uk.