Landlords – what would YOU like to see in a training course?

by Tessa Shepperson

13:49 PM, 13th August 2019
About 2 months ago

Landlords – what would YOU like to see in a training course?

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Landlords – what would YOU like to see in a training course?

One of the main concerns landlords have is keeping up with the myriad new laws and regulations that keep coming out. Not to mention getting a grip on the laws we already have!

I am in the process of developing a major new training course to help landlords with this.  It will be an online course (so no travelling) which you will be able to take at your own pace.

It will feature:

  • Recorded interviews with experts
  • Interactive online content (» see the example here)
  • Interactive content with embedded video and audio clips
  • Live webinars where you can answer questions
  • Downloadable pdfs with extra information, checklists and draft documents

Content will include:

  • A guide on the housing health and safety rating system
  • The fitness for human habitation legislation
  • Tenancy agreements – and how to use them to protect your position
  • The Tenant Fees Act 2019 and how it affects you
  • A step by step guide on setting up a tenancy
  • Ending tenancies – including dealing with property left behind

However, I really need to know what YOU want.

I have created a survey to collect landlords views. It should take you about 10 minutes.

As a ‘thank you’ everyone who completes the course will be given a coupon code you can use to get £5 off the course cost.

You will find the survey here.



Comments

Coastal

10:04 AM, 14th August 2019
About 2 months ago

It's government ministers which urgently need to go on a training course in order to understand what their myriad of new laws and regulations are doing to landlord confidence and tenant rent increases!

M Patel

14:27 PM, 14th August 2019
About 2 months ago

Hi there,lots of landlords started rbnb without planning permission,is it allowed,if so,can you include this in your training course, how to evict the tenant,thanks.

Luke P

14:53 PM, 14th August 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Coastal at 14/08/2019 - 10:04
Comment of the year, Coastal!

David Lawrenson

15:06 PM, 14th August 2019
About 2 months ago

Hi Tessa,

I'm sure your course will be the usual high standard.

I know that you come at it from a legal point of view, but one of the things that I hear a lot from people who hire me as a an independent advisor is that they have been to lots of these free / low cost seminars (where the seminar holders often try to up-sell to a much more expensive course) or they have been on a few courses, maybe and got all the usual buzzwords, like "financial freedom" and "power networks", that kind of thing, but they are basically confused.

What it often comes down to is simply making the move into property by buying the RIGHT sort of property in the RIGHT place at a FAIR price. Usually, the property should not be hundreds of miles away but within an hours drive. And it should be the sort of place where the rents and house price will outperform over time, because of external and demographic factors. I usually spend at least some of the time showing how to do this.

Plus, telling them they need to read a good book, hopefully one of mine (though other good books are available! :)) and not trusting entirely to letting agents - i.e. they need to have a good grasp of the legal responsibilities and they simply cannot be "totally hands off" about tenant referencing and selection.

David Lawrenson
http://www.LettingFocus.com
Unbiased Advice for Landlords and Home of the book, "Successful Property Letting - How to Make Money in Buy to Let"

Mark Alexander

8:37 AM, 15th August 2019
About 2 months ago

Hi Tessa

I think an Eastern Landlords Accreditation course would be a good idea, especially if it was passportable to MLSS, LLAS and the NLA/RLA landlord Accreditation.

Have you ever considered getting into that type of training. I think it is a must for every landlord and to my knowledge there isn’t such a course in East Anglia.

Perhaps ELA and Great Yarmouth LA would support this?

Howard Reuben CeMap CeRER

17:26 PM, 16th August 2019
About 2 months ago

Property owners being informed about the appropriate mortgage products for the type of tenancies they operate.

Renting a property out whilst having a resi mortgage in situ (without consent to let) is a breach of the terms
Standard BTL for AirBnB is a breach
Multi letting a property when the BTL mortgage only allows a single AST tenancy is a breach
Expired consent to let (they only usually last for 12 months) is a breach
.... And so many more.
Training a landlord to adhere to laws and rules should at least touch upon these subjects, but they are rarely included.
Happy to offer my 26+ years of experience as a Broker (not to mention my circa 20 years as a landlord too), Tessa.

JJ

12:16 PM, 19th August 2019
About 2 months ago

With respect to equipment supplied by the landlord, e.g. fitted items like cookers, knowing when the cost of repairs and maintenance is the responsibility of the landlord and when it is the responsibility of the tenant.

Tessa Shepperson

13:30 PM, 7th September 2019
About a month ago

Thanks for your comments. The course is now in development. It focuses on the legal rules that landlords need to comply with - I don't deal with things such as choice of property to buy and finance aspects.

The course is called 'managing your rented property within the law' and if you want to find out more about the course and what it contains see here: https://landlordlawservices.co.uk/sales-managing-rented-property-within-law-2019/

If you want to view a sample course I have released on HMO law and practice it is here: https://tenancylawyer.co.uk/hmo101/index.html#/

So far as CPD is concerned we have found that most organisations such as ARLA and the NLA will accept our training for their CPD purposes.


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