NLA House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Course

Tue 10 Sep 2019
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Arrival Time:
09:15 AM
Start Time:
09:30 AM
Finish Time:
05:00 PM
Lancaster House, Green Lane Ellel, Lancaster. Lancashire
More Information:
£175.00 (Non-member) - £140.00 (NLA-member) - £140.00 (UKALA-member)
Bookings now closed.

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

Having enjoyed being an NLA member Ruth decided to contribute more by becoming an NLA Representative in April 2012 and in 2014 she became an NLA trainer. She has successfully implemented accreditation training Countywide across Cumbria. 

Ruth is an experienced landlord and lets mainly to working professionals. While studying for her career in healthcare, Ruth decided to buy a run-down terraced house in Manchester 20 years ago. Initially having refurbished it, she lived in it but due to relocation with work, she decided to rent it out.  Since then she has successfully renovated many properties.  She backed up her knowledge gained from her experience with several qualifications including an HNC in Construction.

Ruth has contributed to several courses and developed the NLA course Planning a Successful Investment using her extensive experience and qualifications.

When not working Ruth enjoys trekking in the county and spending time off grid.