Library Subjects

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  • Subjects in the Library are split into relevant categories.
  • Clicking on a subject title will take you to that subject's outline, listing all of the sections.
  • All subjects on the system follow a common layout, starting with legal requirements, through practical guidance, to sources of further help.

Continual Professional Development

Most subjects have a multiple choice quiz at the end, while some of the shorter subjects end with a self-certification declaration. Completing these tasks will count towards your CPD - on completion, your personal record will be automatically updated with the pre-set number of hours.

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Take a look through our subject categories below. 

Starting Up

Landlord and Tenant - Who's Who? C
Considerations Before Letting C
Using an Agent C
Agents Redress Schemes (England)
Landlord Registration (Scotland) S

Regulatory Regime

Tribunal Services for Residential Property in England and Wales
Private Rented Housing Panel (Scotland) S
Criminal Law
Civil Law
Criminal Law and the Court System (Scotland) S

Property

Rent Smart Wales (Core subject for Wales only) C W
Fitness for Human Habitation
Licensing C
HMO Definitions C
HMO Management Regulations C
HMO Licensing (Scotland) S
Implied Terms for Maintenance and Repair C
Property Repairing Standard and Overcrowding (Scotland) S
Management Orders
Empty Dwelling Management Orders
Planning and Building Control (Core Subject for Wales Only) C W
Planning and Building Warrants (Scotland) S
Water, Drains and Sewers
Glazing and FENSA
Glazing (Scotland) S
England - Decent Homes Standard
Wales - Welsh Housing Quality Standard
Condensation * VIDEO INCLUDED C
Energy Efficiency & Energy Performance Certificates C
Energy Efficiency, Energy Performance Certificates and The Green Deal (Scotland) S
Land Registry (England and Wales)
Land Registry (Scotland) S
Home Information Packs - no longer required
Insurance C
Pest Control
Japanese Knotweed and other invasive or harmful plants
Guide to Selecting a Supplier
Contractors
Structural Engineers
Surveyors
Digital TV Switchover
Parking on Private Land and Abandoned Cars

Financial

Value Added Tax
Financial Overview C
Record Keeping (Core Subject for Wales Only) C W
Income Tax (Core Subject for Wales Only) C W
Capital Gains Tax
Stamp Duty Land Tax
Inheritance Tax
Mortgages
Landlord Energy Saving Allowance
HMRC Landlords Tax Training

Tenancy

Types of Tenancy C
Types of Tenancy (Scotland) S
Tenancy Deposits C
Tenancy Deposits (Scotland) S
Freehold and Leasehold
Inventories (Core Subject for Wales Only) C W
Rent C
Housing Benefit and Local Housing Allowance C
Welfare Reform and Universal Credit C
Utilities and Mail (including Heat Network duties) C
Referencing and Vetting Tenants C
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) C
Guarantors
Immigration 'Right to Rent' Checks and Passports
Changing Tenancy Terms (Core Subject for Wales Only) C W
Ending a Tenancy C
Ending a Tenancy (Scotland) S
Unlawful Discrimination C
Council Tax C
Squatters
Customer Service and Handling Complaints (Core Subject for Wales Only) C W
Tenancy Support Workers
Firearms and requests for their storage in rented property
Overcrowding
Hoarding
Anti-social behaviour C
Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Core Subject for Wales Only) C W

Safety

Housing Health and Safety Rating System C
Fire Safety Overview *VIDEOS INCLUDED C
Gas *VIDEO INCLUDED C
Electrical C
Furniture and Furnishings C
Asbestos (Core subject for Wales only) C W
Legionnaires Disease (Core subject for Wales only) C W
Working at Height
Personal Safety
Managing Health and Safety during Construction Work at your properties

Agents

Consumer Protection and the Lettings Industry C