NLA House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) Course
Approximately 200 complimentary spaces on a first come first serve basis.
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: 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.