House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) can look like an attractive market, but they also come with additional requirements and are increasingly subject to more rules and regulations. If you are considering investment or changes to your portfolio or even unsure if you now fall within this category after changes to legislation, let us give you an insight to what is required. Gain an understanding of all the knowledge you will need to plan your business and stay the right side of the legal requirements.
This one-day course is designed to help landlords understand the general regulations and requirements within the HMO market. To assist to plan, research and identify the right market or whether a property will work as an HMO. Look at avoiding the pitfalls and what to do when challenging decisions. We provide practical guidance and tips for HMO landlords to avoid large penalties.
We will guide you through:
- Understanding the complexities of an HMO
- Researching, funding and finding suitable properties
- Identifying the types of licence required
- Pros and Cons of investing in HMO's
- HMO management and regulations responsibilities
- Avoiding penalties that carry penalties up to £30,000
- Effective management of an HMO
- The process of inspections and enforcement
- How to appeal or apply to vary an order
Specific topics will include:
- Introduction to a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
- What is an HMO?
- Locating and sourcing
- Funding and financing
- Mandatory licensing
- Additional and selective licensing
- HMO standards
- The HMO management regulations
- Planning controls
- Understanding the Housing Health and Safety Rating System
- Fire, electrical safety ratings
- Common parts
- Managing orders
- HMO enforcement
- Variations and temporary exemptions
- Appealing a decision
Please be advised the NLA has decided to cancel all upcoming Regional Meetings and NLA Courses until further notice. If you've booked on an NLA course we'll be in touch regarding your options.
This decision follows the Government's COVID-19 advice to stop mass gatherings.
We're sorry for any inconvenience caused however members' health and that of our staff is our number one priority.