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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.

This one-day course outlines all you need to know from start to finish of a tenancy, including practical help, your rights and responsibilities, along with realising and maximising returns to help strengthen your business. 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:

  • Pre-tenancy considerations
  • Responsibilities & liabilities
  • Setting up a tenancy
  • During a tenancy
  • Ending a tenancy 
  • Record keeping
  • Guidance and pratical help
  • Up to date advice

Benefits of NLA accreditation include:

A quality mark, greater advertising giving you the edge, advantageous to tenants seeking professional landlords, reduced licence and HMO licence fees, preferential services and access to grants in some local authority areas, your course fees are tax deductible and includes free advertising with other local authority registers and our own National Register of Accreditation. 

 

N.B. IF YOU LET PROPERTY IN WALES YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL 23rd NOVEMBER 2016 TO COMPLY WITH RENT SMART WALES LEGISLATION.

 

Prices:

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

 

Forthcoming NLA Foundation Courses

Our one-day course is designed for landlords wishing to carry out safety checks themselves on the portable electrical appliances they provide to their tenants.

 

This one-day course provides you with practical knowledge on the use of PAT testing equipment.  At the end of this course delegates are tested to ensure they are a "Competent Person" to ensure they can carry out these vital safety checks and certification is issued on satisfactory completion.

 

The programme includes:

  • The legal background
  • Class 1, 11 and 111 appliances
  • Safety risks and typical faults
  • Frequency of testing
  • Fuse ratings and visual inspections 
  • Earth bond resistance tests
  • Insulation resistance tests
  • Testing microwave ovens
  • Testing 110V power tools
  • Testing appliances
  • Pass and fail labelling 
  • Results and maintenance  

Prices:

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

 

Forthcoming NLA PAT Courses

Our one-day course on Possession is designed for landlords who want to prepare themselves to take possession of their properties and require a detailed understanding of the process.

This one-day course is designed to give you a detailed understanding of how to gain possession of your property by yourself.  It offers practical advice on filling in the relevant forms and notices correctly using the right procedures. 

The programme includes: 

  • Introduction to possession 
  • What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
  • Reducing risk
  • Section 21 and section 8
  • Surrender
  • Court procedures
  • Avoiding harassment and unlawful eviction
  • Death of tenant

Save money by doing it yourself! These procedings can be conducted 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 offer 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

Our half-day course is designed to assist all landlords wishing to create robust quality inventories and referencing procedures to cover all bases in the event of a dispute with thier tenant over the return of the deposit. 

This half-day course provides you with information on the principles of tenancy deposit protection and offers guidance on best practice when it comes to creating an inventory and schedule of condition.  It explores the issues of fair wear and tear and finally offers guidance on deposit deductions and how to avoid disputes with your tenants. 

The programme includes: 

  • What is a tenancy deposit?
  • Tenancy deposit protection 
  • Tenancy agreement and prescribed information
  • Referencing and selecting tenants
  • The importance of an inventory
  • Check in and check out
  • Fair wear and tear
  • Calculating value of damages
  • Making a claim

Prices:

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

 

Forthcoming Deposits, Damages and Disputes courses

Our half-day course is available on request 

For up to date information and enquires please contact bookings@landlords.org.uk 

Prices:

Membership StatusCost
NLA Full Member£55
Non Member£75

 

Forthcoming Welfare Reform Course

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

This one-day course outlines all you need to know from start to finish of a tenancy, the rights and responsibilities for your landlords and for you as an agent and the tenancy management required between tenant, landlord and lettings agent.  It is the foundation level of knowledge required for agents to become accredited with UKALA. 

Our courses focus 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

Our programme offers an excellent opportunity to network with others including a trainer question and answer session.  We provide expert trainers who are in the letting business or agents themselves, with real life stories and up to date content. 

Benefits to becoming accredited include: 

A quality mark with business advantages for tenants seeking good reputable agents.  Reduced licence and HMO licence for your landlords and preferential services and access to grants in some local authority areas.  A national scheme which offers greater consistency for all agents, landlords, tenants and councils to recognise. 

Benefits of UKALA Accreditation includes: 

UKALA members are eligible to attend a range of NLA courses at discounted rates including this dedicated course for agent accreditation based on agent development and good management practise.  The array of courses are accessed via the extremely popular NLA courses and will equip agency staff with the knowledge to operate the day-to-day running of the business effectively and develop their understanding of the lettings industry.  Staff development in key to a successful business.  Continued professional development is an excellent way for staff to improve their knowledge of the industry. 

N.B. IF YOU LET PROPERTY IN WALES YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL 23rd NOVEMBER 2016 TO COMPLY WITH RENT SMART WALES LEGISLATION.

Prices: 

Membership Status 

Cost 

UKALA Full Member 

£115

Non Member

£145

 

 

This half-day course will assist all landlord and agents in England who are required to check the documentation of any prospective tenants and adult occupiers applying to rent the property.   

 

Our half-day course focuses on the Immigration Act 2014 and the "right to rent" in England which places new restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing private rented accommodation.  This course covers landlords and agents requirements for conducting checks, including practical guidance and examples. 

 Our programme includes:  

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

Prices: 

Membership Status 

Cost 

NLA/UKALA Full Member 

£65 

Non Member

£85


 Forthcoming NLA Immigration Courses

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

This one-day course is to assist with 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.  Rather than just focusing on the construction of a property, this course examines the risks involved in every aspect of the property that relate to your tenant.  Our programme offers the chance for group discussion and networking.

 Our programme includes:

  • 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
  • Case studies and videos

Prices:

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

 

Forthcoming NLA Safer Homes Courses

Our one-day course will benefit all landlords if you are looking for an exit strategy due to the imminent tax changes, or you would just like to unwrap the mysteries of Capital Gains Tax, to seek a deeper understanding of 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 investments. 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 with potential tax savings.  It will empower landlords to understand the basic concepts of tax and what you need to know when instructing or engaging with accountants or tax experts. 

Our programme includes:

  • Principles of CGT
  • Income tax rates
  • CGT for rented properties
  • Jargon and phrases
  • Worked examples with basic formula
  • Tax strategies and investment strategies

Prices:

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

 

Forthcoming Capital Gains Tax Courses

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