NLA Deposits, Damages and Disputes Course

Mon 15 Jul 2019
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Arrival Time:
09:15 AM
Start Time:
09:30 AM
Finish Time:
12:30 PM
Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham
B5 7QU
More Information:
£95.00 (Non-member) - £70.00 (NLA-member) - £70.00 (UKALA-member)

Event Overview:

Traveling To Edgbaston Is Simple
Edgbaston is just outside Birmingham city centre which has comprehensive motorway links and excellent public transport links which will take you right to our doorstep.

The nearest mainline train station is Birmingham New Street which is 2 miles away from the Stadium. There are a further 2 main train stations in the City Center, More Street (3.1 miles away) and Snow Hill (3.4 miles away).

The 45 and 47 bus will take you straight from Carrs Lane in Birmingham City Centre and drop you off on Pershore road, which is a 2 minute walk from the Stadium.

Address for your Sat Nav: Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham B5 7QU

Please be aware that Edgbaston is a public transport destination and parking is limited. We recommend you only use official stadium parking and book in advance to avoid disappoint. Car Parking for Supersavers is priced at £5 for members and £7 for non-members. Car parking for disabled access please call 0121 446 3605

Course Information

Get peace of mind and stay within the law, with this comprehensive half-day course that covers the principles of deposit protection, managing and avoiding disputes. It covers how to handle deposits safely, advice on creating robust inventories, and an overview of best practice tenant referencing procedures. It will also encourage your tenants to end their tenancy correctly, so they don’t incur losses on their deposit.

A recent development in UK law introduced Deposit Protection Legislation, making it a legal requirement to protect your tenant’s deposit and provide the relevant information regarding it, within a critical deadline. Failure to comply with deposit protection legislation can result in several penalties, including fines and losing your ability to regain possession of the property (under a section 21 eviction notice).

Our expert team will:

  • Help you avoid fines and penalties
  • Teach you how to handle your tenants’ deposit directly
  • Advise you on ways to avoid end of tenancy damage
  • Advise you on how to avoid rent arrears

We offer guidance on creating an inventory and schedule of condition, how to minimise disputes at the end of tenancy and how to obtain a successful outcome in the event of any dispute arbitration.

Course content:

  • 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 processes
  • What falls under fair wear and tear
  • How to calculate the value of damages
  • Teach you how to successfully manage claims and arbitration

Trainer Profile

Trainer:  Don Robbie

Don has been a landlord for over 12 years with rental properties in the UK and abroad. He has been an NLA Member for over 11 years, gaining NLA Accreditation and joining the Local Representative Team in the West Midlands late in 2011. He became a member of the training team three years later.

His early career saw him in Human Resources and Development, rising to senior management positions in the retail, licensed trade and motor industry sectors. His experience to date has also enabled him to source tenants and manage properties on behalf of a small number of personal clients. In particular, Don is passionate about meeting the needs of members and promoting landlord professionalism and service excellence in a growing but increasingly challenging private rental market.