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Professional Training for Property Professionals

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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Possession & Rent recovery for landlords

Tue 03, Oct 2017, 09:30am - 05:00pm. (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


Inventories, deposits & disputes

Wed 18, Oct 2017, 09:30am - 04:30pm. (Nottingham)

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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


Advance tenant issues and dealing with problem tenants

Fri 03, Nov 2017, 09:30am - 12:45pm. (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


Sourcing & referencing tenants

Fri 03, Nov 2017, 01:30pm - 04:45pm. (Nottingham)

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Although not a guarantee against problems, thorough and diligent sourcing referencing and selection of tenants can minimise the unexpected and reduce the need to end agreements early. This half day course sets out some guidelines, procedures and creative suggestions as to how you can minimise risks in this area of residential landlord work and enjoy more trouble free tenancies.

The course will include
Using application forms
Collecting other relevant information on potential tenants
Role and responsibilities of letting agents (if used)
Financial referencing and assessment of rent affordability
Lifestyle referencing
Taking references from previous landlords (as applicable)
Use of guarantors
Making a decision whether to rent
Other assistance available


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


When and how to serve Section 8 & 21

Fri 17, Nov 2017, 09:30am - 12:45pm. (Nottingham)

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This half day course covers all aspects of serving Section 8 and Section 21

Common law
Law of Property Act
Tenancy agreement
To whom do you serve notice?
Who can serve notice?
Different notices


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


HMOs

Fri 17, Nov 2017, 01:30pm - 04:45pm. (Nottingham)

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This half day course is designed to help understand the different types of HMOs

The course includes

Licensing
HMO’s: Mandatory, Additional
HMO General Information
Management of HMO Regulations
Amenity Standards
Enforcement
Register of Licences and Management Orders
First Tier Tribunals (England)
Residential Property Tribunals (Wales)


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


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