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  • upcoming Events

    The Collection
    Wednesday 26 July 2017, 11:00

     

    Property Investor Day

    Kim Stones & Ryan Carruthers are national award winning property investors, their property investments are available to everybody to join through a fully FCA regulated investment framework. The purpose of this investor day is to meet the team they use, meet them and also see one of their latest projects.

    Who Should attend?

    This is an essential day for people who have little experience in property who want to be able to invest and learn from 2 experienced property developers or for people who are sick of the returns they are getting in the bank and see property as an ideal investment strategy alongside their daily life.

    What Will I Learn?

    By the end of the short session you will:

    Learn all about the relationship Kim and...read more

    The Jurys Inn Hotel, Brewery Wharf, Brewery Place, Leeds, LS10 1NE
    Tuesday 1 August 2017, 9:30

     

    RLA Principles of Lettings Course

    Do you want to be recognised as a ‘great’ landlord or you are already taking steps towards accreditation? Are you a start-up, thinking of starting or already have a portfolio of one or two or even hundreds of properties? Then this course is for you. Letting Agents and their staff who want to learn about lettings from the landlords perspective may also like to attend.

    Lettings can be a minefield and a legal understanding of the main issues is very important. Attending a course that takes you through the fundamentals of being a landlord is integral to clearing any grey areas over what landlord’s obligations and responsibilities are, not only with your property, but with your tenants too. So what better way to understand lettings, than with the RLA’s Principle...read more

    Jurys Inn, Waterfront Plaza, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3BJ
    Wednesday 9 August 2017, 9:30

     

    RLA Principles of Lettings Course

    Do you want to be recognised as a 'great' landlord or you are already taking steps towards accreditation? Are you a start-up, thinking of starting or already have a portfolio of one or two or even hundreds of properties? Then this course is for you

    Letting Agents and their staff who want to learn about lettings from the landlords perspective may also like to attend or alternatively may prefer to attend our dedicated Agents course - The Complete Letting Agents Course.

    Lettings can be a minefield and a legal understanding of the main issues is very important. Attending a course that takes you through the fundamentals of being a landlord is integral to clearing any grey areas over what landlord's obligations and responsibilities are, not only with your property...read more

    The Gonville Hotel, Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1LY
    Wednesday 23 August 2017, 9:30

     

    RLA Principles of Lettings Course

    Do you want to be recognised as a 'great' landlord or you are already taking steps towards accreditation? Are you a start-up, thinking of starting or already have a portfolio of one or two or even hundreds of properties? Then this course is for you

    Letting Agents and their staff who want to learn about lettings from the landlords perspective may also like to attend or alternatively may prefer to attend our dedicated Agents course - The Complete Letting Agents Course.

    Lettings can be a minefield and a legal understanding of the main issues is very important. Attending a course that takes you through the fundamentals of being a landlord is integral to clearing any grey areas over what landlord's obligations and responsibilities are, not only with your property...read more

    Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, St John Street, Chester, CH1 1HL
    Tuesday 29 August 2017, 10:00

     

    RLA Managing Rent Arrears Course

    Rent arrears when renting a property can be a Landlords worst nightmare. When a tenant is unable to pay their rent for whatever reason, it immediately impacts on a Landlords income and profit margins.

    Many Landlords have mortgages, maintenances, insurances and other regular costs and rely heavily on the income that rent brings. Often rent will be their main or only source of income.

    With this in mind, there are several ways to protect against rent arrears which we will explore in this arrears management course. Initially we will look at ways of minimising the risk of rent falling into arrears. After all, prevention is better than cure! Getting the right tenants initially and subsequently building effective relationships with them is key in reducing the likelihood of arrears....read more

    Corner House Hotel, Park Street, Taunton, TA1 4DQ
    Tuesday 5 September 2017, 9:30

     

    RLA Lettings for Landlords: The Basics Course

    Our Lettings for Landlords – The Basics takes you through the key lettings processes, signposting you to all the legal obligations that are required of Landlords and Letting Agents, and sharing best practice along with way.

    Let this course help you understand and refresh your knowledge on the lettings process while still having change in your pocket. Without the food trimmings and assessment, this course provides the raw ingredients you need. It may not get you accreditation or licence recognition but will provide you with all the necessary facts for being a great landlord and just that – no more no less!

    Letting Agents and their staff who want to learn about lettings from the landlord’s perspective may also like to attend.

    This course takes you throu...read more

    Birmingham - To be confirmed
    Wednesday 6 September 2017, 9:00

     

    TDS Academy - Setting up a tenancy

    This training course is designed to help you anticipate and head off problems that frequently arise at the outset of a tenancy. Often a problem lies undetected, only to be discovered when a dispute arises. Avoiding the problem in the first place can mean the difference between winning or losing a dispute. Being aware of potential problems will make you more effective in your role.

    When you have completed this training course you should know and understand:

    • What basic checks you should carry out on potential landlords and tenants
    • The rules, penalties and common exemptions for immigration checks on tenants
    • What to ask for when seeking references – and how to interpret the results
    • Key data protection issues relating to your bu...read more

    Ibis Hotel Euston, Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW
    Thursday 7 September 2017, 9:00

     

    RLA Legionella Course

    Are you a landlord that has void properties, perhaps during the summer? Perhaps you are a letting agent that has responsibilities for the maintenance of properties?

    Maybe you are looking at simply enhancing your knowledge on the key principles of Legionella bacteria and Legionella Control within domestic properties?

    If you fall into any of these groups then this is the course for you.

    It is designed for you to carry out Legionella assessments on properties you own. It is not intended for any commercial operation of any type.

    Recent changes to industry guidance has put an emphasis on landlords to ensure that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is in place on all rented properties with regards to Legionella bacteria.

    Hot and Cold water systems within th...read more

    Ibis Birmingham New Street
    Thursday 7 September 2017, 10:00

     

    RLA Property Repairs Course

    Understanding which repairs a landlord is responsible for can be a complex area. Standards in rented accommodation vary greatly, along with expectations, and it is often the issue of repairs that can make or break a landlord/tenant relationship. Awareness of which problems you are obliged to put right, and what you can expect of your tenants, makes for easier management.

    This course will explain what a repair is and break down the key pieces of legislation so that landlords and agents will have a clear understanding of their obligations. It will give delegates an opportunity to discuss those grey areas; do you have to repair the broken shower? Do you really have to unblock the toilet? It will also iron out exactly what we can expect of our tenants in return and what extra steps yo...read more

    Ibis Hotel Euston, Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW
    Tuesday 12 September 2017, 9:30

     

    RLA Electrical Safety Course

    As a landlord, you have a legal obligation to ensure all installations for the supply of electricity in the properties you let are safe at the beginning of a tenancy and maintained in a safe condition for its duration, as specified in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

    If the electrics in your property are unsafe, it could lead to an electrical fire, electric shock or electrocution. This course will provide expert advice to help you avoid these risks and their associated costs.

    You will gain valuable insights into basic electrical awareness, Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) to help you better understand and meet your duty of care. Upon completion you will have the knowledge and confidence to ensure electrical safety best p...read more

    London - To be confirmed
    Wednesday 13 September 2017, 9:00

     

    TDS Academy Adjudication Workshop

    The TDS Academy is provided by the multi-award winning Tenancy Deposit Scheme and delivers an exclusive programme of training, designed specifically for property managers and administrators, inventory suppliers and landlords.

    Be an adjudicator for half a day at the all new TDS Adjudication workshop!

    Run over half a day, we will teach you how to 'think like an adjudicator'. This course is ideally suited to property managers and administrators, inventory suppliers and landlords. TDS will provide scenarios and case studies for you to debate and decide an outcome, giving an insight into the detail that adjudicators consider when reviewing a tenancy deposit dispute.

    Delegates will benefit from a half day’s training with all key resource...read more

    AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays, 17-19 Trafford Road, Salford, M5 3AW
    Wednesday 13 September 2017, 9:00

     

    RLA Legionella Course

    Are you a landlord that has void properties, perhaps during the summer? Perhaps you are a letting agent that has responsibilities for the maintenance of properties?

    Maybe you are looking at simply enhancing your knowledge on the key principles of Legionella bacteria and Legionella Control within domestic properties?

    If you fall into any of these groups then this is the course for you.

    It is designed for you to carry out Legionella assessments on properties you own. It is not intended for any commercial operation of any type.

    Recent changes to industry guidance has put an emphasis on landlords to ensure that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is in place on all rented properties with regards to Legionella bacteria.

    Hot and Cold water systems within th...read more

    Jurys Inn Newcastle Hotel, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AD
    Wednesday 13 September 2017, 9:30

     

    RLA Inheritance Tax and Property Course

    This seminar is for those landlords who need to consider inheritance tax and their property whether just one or a large portfolio. You will learn how to calculate your IHT liability and understand what steps you can take to reduce what could otherwise be a significant 40% tax liability.

    This talk will cover:

    The basics of IHT
    Calculating your IHT liability (typical cases studies of landlords IHT liabilities)
    IHT reduction strategies for landlords, including:
    Doubling up the Nil rate band
    Gifting
    Property reliefs
    Retiring overseas
    Using trusts
    Main residence IHT planning

    There will be ample time to ask questions from our trainer and tax expert. This could be an invaluable three hours of your time to learn more about inheritance ta...read more

    The Gonville Hotel, Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1LY
    Wednesday 13 September 2017, 10:00

     

    RLA Universal Credit/LHA Course

    The digital system completely removes the "gateway" conditions which have so far operated to restrict claims (225,000 nationwide) to mainly single unemployed claimants. Removing barriers will immediately increase, quite dramatically, the number and type of claimants, including families, people with disabilities, who can claim. The digital system also operates under different rules with claims being made, in the majority of cases, online, whereas current claims are mainly processed by DWP staff operating in Jobcentres. The roll-out will prove exceptionally challenging for Private Landlords as your tenants can expect little or no support from DWP or local advice agencies who are already swamped with benefit issues.

    How will the new scheme differ from LHA? The answer is, in...read more

    Jurys Inn Newcastle Hotel, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AD
    Wednesday 13 September 2017, 13:30

     

    RLA Inheritance Tax and Property Course

    This seminar is for those landlords who need to consider inheritance tax and their property whether just one or a large portfolio. You will learn how to calculate your IHT liability and understand what steps you can take to reduce what could otherwise be a significant 40% tax liability.

    This talk will cover:

    The basics of IHT
    Calculating your IHT liability (typical cases studies of landlords IHT liabilities)
    IHT reduction strategies for landlords, including:
    Doubling up the Nil rate band
    Gifting
    Property reliefs
    Retiring overseas
    Using trusts
    Main residence IHT planning

    There will be ample time to ask questions from our trainer and tax expert. This could be an invaluable three hours of your time to learn more about inheritance ta...read more

    The Gonville Hotel, Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1LY
    Thursday 14 September 2017, 10:00

     

    RLA Managing Rent Arrears Course

    The course will explore the different ways in which to manage rent arrears should you fall into them, protect against rent arrears and minimising the risk of occurrence. Prevention is better than cure, so it is vital to select the right tenants and then build effective relationships with them to reduce the likelihood of arrears.

    Should you find yourself in a situation where rent payments cease, our rent arrears manageme...read more

    AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays, 17-19 Trafford Road, Salford, M5 3AW
    Thursday 14 September 2017, 10:00

     

    RLA Principles of HMO's Course

    A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property with multiple tenants who do not form one single family or household. Investments in houses under multiple occupancy can be very profitable with high returns on investment, but the management of HMO is far stricter for the landlord and anyone managing the property (e.g. Letting/Managing Agent).

    Recent changes have given greater enforcement powers to local authorities with the introduction of civil penalties and Rent Repayment Orders, significantly increasing financial penalties that local authorities can apply to landlords and managers who do not meet their obligations. A 'manager' can be a letting/managing agent or the landlord who has a direct involvement in the day to day running of the property, so it is vitally i...read more

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4BY
    Tuesday 19 September 2017, 9:30

     

    RLA Utilities (Gas, Electrical and Water Supply) Safety Course

    Health and safety relating to utilities in the Private Rented Sector is one of the areas where the rules and regulations frequently change and the penalties can be significant if something goes wrong.

    This half day course will inform landlords of their rights and responsibilities and the legislation dealing with these issues. The course will demonstrate the importance of risk assessments, how to manage safety to protect the tenant, landlord and visitors, and what actions property professionals should carry out in order to ensure legal compliance.

    Course Content

    • An outline of the general principles associated with health and safety and risk rating. Do you always need to employ a consultant to carry out an assessment? How often should a risk assessment be carried ou...read more

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4BY
    Tuesday 19 September 2017, 13:30

     

    RLA Condensation and Dampness Course

    The private rented sector has the highest incidence of condensation and dampness and is one of the main reasons tenants complain to their local Council. The recent restrictions on the use of section 21 is expected to increase the number of complaints to Councils and so it is now even more important that landlords and agents are aware of their rights and responsibilities.

    This half day course will provide practical guidance for landlords, agents and property managers on causes of dampness and condensation, an outline of the law, what action can be taken against the landlord and/or tenants, and how to remove or reduce its occurrence. The course will provide guidance on what actions a landlord should take to reduce the risk of legal action for condensation and what advice to give to ...read more

    Ibis Hotel Euston, Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW
    Thursday 21 September 2017, 9:30

     

    RLA Leasehold Service Charges Course

    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. It will explain the fundamentals of :-

    • Understanding contractual obligations to pay for services,
    • What to do if you are unhappy with the level of service charges or quality of work, if your block managing agent is unsatisf...read more