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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 experiences landlords alike, RLA training courses help you learn, refresh and update. Three of these courses currently available at the RLA are:

Leasehold Service Charges

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 and covers the fundamentals.

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Universal credit / LHA course

This Universal Credit and LHA combined course has been specifically tailored for PRS owners and staff. It is designed to highlight key areas of the new scheme and how it compares with LHA. This course will include such matters as: how the new benefit will be assessed, and paid; how changes will affect the award and payments; the likely effect this will have on your tenants; your organisation’s collection arrangements, rental income and rent arrears control – so you have a clear understanding of what actions, if any, you need to take now and in the future to protect your tenants’ award and your own business interests.

Immigration

The Queens speech announced that the Right to Rent checks will be rolled out nationally this year following the pilot in the Midlands. Stakes are high for landlords and their agents to ensure they understand their new obligations under the Immigration Act 2014. This course gives an overview of UK immigration law and breaks down the ‘right to rent’ checks so you the landlord will not fall foul of this new law.

For more information on these courses or to view the full RLA training schedule visit www.rla.org.uk/training

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