NLA House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Course

Fri 12 Jul 2019
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Arrival Time:
09:15 AM
Start Time:
09:30 AM
Finish Time:
05:00 PM
Town Hall The Boulevard Crawley West Sussex
RH10 1UZ
More Information:
£175.00 (Non-member) - £140.00 (NLA-member) - £140.00 (UKALA-member)
Bookings now closed.

Event Overview:

Public Car Parks
There are around 4,000 parking spaces in the town centre, including four multi-storey public car parks. Most Council car parks offer coin, card and contactless payment options. All car parks have height restriction barriers of 2.0 metres or 2.1 metres.

Parking for Blue Badge Holders in Car Parks
Free of charge in Council operated car parks. If no disabled bays are available, the vehicle may use a regular pay and display bay without charge. Blue Badge holders are not entitled to park on double yellow lines or in permit bays in off-street car parks. A valid Blue Badge must be clearly displayed.

Course Information

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

Trainer Profile

Susan Bryer has been a landlord for over 30 years and has gained a wide experience whilst managing her diverse portfolios of BTL properties. Susan became a representative in the South East for the NLA in 2007 and works in the NLA training team writing and designing the two tax courses. Susan chairs landlord forums, speaks at public events, organizes NLA branch meetings, and works with many Councils in the interest of landlords. Susan’s career started as a conveyancing solicitor, managing a conveyancing department in London.

She worked for the Law Society as an examiner/marker in property. Susan worked in Saudi Arabia for the Royal Saudi Households until 2004. Since returning, she lectures and teaches between her duties and role as an NLA Rep, which allows her to follow her passion in residential properties as a landlord.