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The NLA runs a one-day course designed to assist both new and more experienced landlords to develop their professional skills with real value for money.

Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a Landlord. This programme offers an excellent opportunity to network with other landlords and discuss face-to-face ideas, problems and possible solutions. We provide expert trainers who are landlords themselves, with real life stores and up to date content. Our programmes offers delegates the chance to network with fellow landlords and includes a question and answer session. It is the foundation level of knowledge required for landlords to become accredited with the NLA.

Our course focuses on the main issues facing landlords, including:

  • Finding tenants
  • Setting up
  • Managing and ending a tenancy
  • Keeping records
  • Repairing obligations
  • Up to date advice

Some of the other benefits to becoming accredited include:

Setting yourself apart from rogue operators, a mark of quality as a responsible landlord, business advantages for tenants seeking good landlords, reduced Licencing and HMO discounts in some areas, preferential services with some Local Authorities, access to grants or other service with some Local Authorities, your course fees are tax deductible, choose to display your status, free advertising with other local registers

Prices:

Membership Status Cost
NLA Full Member £105
Non Member £135

 

Forthcoming NLA Foundation Courses

This course is designed for Landlords wishing to learn how to carry out safety checks themselves on the portable electrical appliances they provide for their tenants.

 

This comprehensive and practical training course includes:

· Details of legislation

· Electrical shock

· Burn and fire hazards,

· User checks

· Formal visual inspections,

· Combined inspection and testing,

· Construction of Class 1, II & III portable electrical appliances

· Fuse ratings

· Electrical plugs

· Testing computers

· ICT / IT equipment

· Power tools

· IEC cords & extension leads

· Record keeping

· Test results and labelling equipment with PASS or FAIL labels

Candidates at the end of this course will be tested to ensure that you are a “Competent Person” to carry out these vital safety checks and then on satisfactory completion, certificates will be sent out to delegates with a PASS.

Prices:

Membership Status Cost
NLA Full Member £165
Non Member £195

 

Forthcoming NLA PAT Courses

This one-day course on Possession matters is designed to give landlords a detailed understanding of how to gain possession of their property. Delegates can participate in practical workshops filling in forms and notices they will need themselves.

Our course focuses on the main issues facing landlords, including:

· Introduction to possession

· What is an AST?

· Section 21 and how to complete a notice

· Possession claim forms & applications needed

· Section 8 and how to complete a notice

· Grounds for section 8 possession

· Court hearings

· What to expect

· Avoiding harassment and unlawful eviction

· Other things to consider (including death of tenant and abandonment etc,)

· Best routes to possession?

· Tools & support

Save pounds by doing it yourself! These proceedings can all be done by the landlord themselves as long as you have completed the correct paperwork and used the right procedures and we can show you how. We provide expert trainers who are landlords themselves, with real life stores and up to date content. Our programmes offers delegates the chance to network with fellow landlords and includes a question and answer session.

Prices:

Membership Status Cost
NLA Full Member £105
Non Member £135

 

Forthcoming Possession courses

This half-day course deals with deposit protection, referencing and selecting tenants, how to write inventories, what you should need to check in a tenant, how to carry out a check out on termination of a tenancy, fair wear and tear and how to deal practically with dispute resolution.

Our programmes offers delegates the chance to network with fellow landlords and includes a question and answer session. We provide expert trainers who are landlords themselves, with real life stores and up to date content.

Prices:

Membership Status Cost
NLA Full Member £65
Non Member £85

 

Forthcoming Deposits, Damages and Disputes courses

Our half-day course, which replaces the local housing allowance course. Do you have a tenant who has been a good payer but their circumstances change? Do you know if their benefit will decrease under the new system and will not cover their full rent? What are your fears or options? What are the best options to keep your business safe, avoid loss of income and voids?

This practical session gives you the background to welfare reform and universal credit, what you need to know as a landlord, how to deal with changes, what to be wary of and what can work for you, negotiating arrears, tools to assist and challenging decisions.

This programme offers the chance to network with fellow landlords and includes a question and answer session.

Prices:

Membership StatusCost
NLA Full Member£55
Non Member£75

 

Forthcoming Welfare Reform Course

Course Information 


UKALA via our partners the NLA runs a one-day course designed to assist agents to develop their professional skills with real value for money.

Staff development is key to a successful business. Continued Professional Development is an excellent way for staff to improve their knowledge of the industry.

Learn about the rights and responsibilities for your landlords and you as an agent. This programme offers an excellent opportunity to network with others and discuss face-to-face ideas, problems and possible solutions. We provide expert trainers who are in the lettings business or agents themselves, with real life stores and up to date content. Our programmes offers delegates the chance to network with fellow agents and includes a question and answer session. It is the foundation level of knowledge required for agents to become accredited with UKALA.
Our course focuses on the main issues facing, agents including:

  • Agents duties
  • Lettings law
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Client money protection
  • Referencing and vetting tenants
  • Setting up a tenancy
  • Managing and ending a tenancy
  • Common issues facing agents and landlords

Some of the other benefits to becoming accredited include:

Accreditation is a mark of quality as a responsible agent to set yourself apart, with business advantages for tenants seeking good reputable agents. UKALA Accreditation is purely based on Agent Development and good management practice. It is a national scheme which offers greater consistency for all agents, landlords, tenants and councils to recognise.  

UKALA members are eligible to attend a range of NLA courses at discounted rates including dedicated courses for Agent Accreditation.  The array of courses is accessed via the extremely popular NLA courses and will equip agency staff with the knowledge to operate the day-to-day running of a business effectively and develop their understanding of the lettings industry. 

Prices: 

Membership Status 

Cost 

UKALA Full Member 

£115

Non Member

£145

 

Course Overview

These all-new Immigration Courses will cover what you as a landlord or agent needs to know within the new Government Immigration Act 2014 which will require you to carry out the right to rent checks.  After the pilots were tested in the Midlands area, the Government has now announced this will be rolled out to ALL parts of England from 1 February 2016. 

 

Our course focuses on the main issues facing, landlords and agents including:  

  •        What is it and what are my responsibilities?
  •        Potential penalties
  •        How to check their right to rent in the UK
  •        What documentation can be used for evidence
  •        Record keeping
  •        When to inform the authorities
  •        Interactive question and answers session 

 

Prices: 

Membership Status 

Cost 

NLA/UKALA Full Member 

£65 

Non Member

£85


 Forthcoming NLA Immigration Courses

Overview:

This one-day course is designed to give practical guidance to ensure the letting of safe homes. We look at legal obligations, good practice and case study examples of where things have gone wrong. Our programme offers the chance for group discussion and networking.

Who can benefit from this course? 

This course is designed to help landlords and property managers meet their legal obligations of providing a safer home to tenants.

Course content:

  • The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)
  • Gas safety and carbon monoxide
  • Fire safety
  • Electrical safety of fixed installations and portable appliances
  • Working at height
  • Glazing and windows
  • Condensation and mould
  • Asbestos management
  • Water supply and control of legionella
  • Safety notices and product recalls
  • Construction (design and management) responsibilities

Prices:

Membership Status Cost
NLA Full Member £105
Non Member £135

 

Forthcoming NLA Safer Homes Courses

Overview:

The NLA are pleased to announce the launch of the new course on Capital Gains Tax. This one-day course will clear up misconceptions about tax and help you focus on putting a long-term plan in place to make the most of your investment. Through the use of case studies and practical examples you will learn to sift through the jargon and understand the implications on your own portfolio.

Who benefit from this course? 

Whether you’re looking for an exit strategy due to the imminent tax changes, or you would just like to unwrap the mysteries of Capital Gains Tax, this course will benefit all landlords who seek a deeper understanding of tax.

Course content:

  • principles of CGT
  • CGT and income tax rates
  • CGT for rented properties / once used as a main residential home
  • CGT jargon and phrases
  • Worked examples
  • strategies around reducing CGT and investment strategies

Prices:

Membership Status Cost
NLA Full Member £135
Non Member £165

 

Forthcoming Capital Gains Tax Courses

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