NLA House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) Course
Located just eight minutes drive from Junction 13 of the M1, and only 36 miles to London’s M25, King’s House has quick and easy access to the country’s road network. Bedford is served by a well connected rail service running from St Pancras station, the home of Eurostar. London Luton Airport is just a 15 minute train ride away. We offer free on-site parking and close proximity to Bedford’s Park & Ride bus service.
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: John Coyne
For the last 18 years John has worked in the PRS as a portfolio landlord. He owns and manages a mixture of properties ranging from freehold houses to leasehold flats and HMO’s. John is a senior telephone advisor on the NLA advice line service.
Johns varied career spanned the corporate world working for companies such as publishing, the employment agency, regional newspapers and a nationwide computer supplier. In 1998 he started up as a part time landlord and quickly moved in to running a lettings profession. As a believer in lifelong learning John set out to educate himself in the legal and practical aspects of running a successful property business putting the customers at the heart of his business. In 2001 John started a part time Law degree and graduated in 2005 with a high 2-1. He then went on to train as a solicitor but after 6 months moved to barrister training and was called to the bar in 2008. Despite being a barrister John has concentrated on his expanding property business with his partner. He conducts training on landlord and tenant law for letting agents as well as representing clients in dealing with court matters and tribunal procedures.
John works as a consultant for UKALA, and the NLA to deliver a wide range of training. As a trained negotiator he is a great believer in the power of sitting down and achieving a just, fair and reasonable conclusion for the benefit of all parties.