NLA House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) Course

Location:
Portsmouth
Date:
Fri 7 Jun 2019
Time:
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Arrival Time:
09:15 AM
Start Time:
09:30 AM
Finish Time:
05:00 PM
Address:
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, St Helens Parade, Portsmouth
Postcode:
PO4 0RN
More Information:
Price:
£175.00 (Non-member) - £140.00 (NLA-member) - £140.00 (UKALA-member)
Bookings now closed.

Event Overview:

Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the hotel

Car Parking is first come first served

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

Trainer: Melvin Pugh

Melvin has a background in procurement and contract management within the financial services sector and is a full time property professional with over 12 years experience as an accredited landlord. He has a portfolio comprising both single lets, student HMO’s and, more recently, serviced accommodation.

He has developed most of his portfolio using the refurb-to-rent model and along the way has acquired a wealth of experience in refurbishment and construction which he continues to apply his portfolio. He is a qualified domestic electrician, a skill he uses mainly for his own properties and those of friends and associates. Melvin is also a Trainer with the NLA and has presented the NLA Safer Homes & PAT courses to hundreds of NLA members over the past three and a half years. In his free time Melvin enjoys sailing with his wife both in the UK and abroad.