NLA Introduction to Letting Course
Becoming a landlord can be a minefield to battle through, which pathway should you or will you need to take? Will you self-manage or use an agent? Join us on your journey and see how we can support you to gain the knowledge and understanding to make wise investment decisions.
This half day course will provide a basic landlord toolkit which is a stepping stone to our NLA Foundation course which then leads to NLA Accreditation. This course is designed to assist if you are considering, or have just become a landlord, to build your own business to last whilst maximising your return on investment.
Our trainers provide guidance to stay the right side of the law, to choose the right property investment, insights on the planning and research required, with a comprehensive understanding to reduce the risks and avoid pitfalls.
We will guide you through:
- Considerations before lettings
- Making your business case
- Maximising return on investment
- Not falling foul of the law
- Getting you ready to let
- Link to the next stages for Accreditation
Specific topics covered will be:
- Introduction to the landlord business
- The basics to lettings
- Writing a business plan
- Using an agent versus self-management
- Planning permissions
- Legal responsibilities
- Basic safety checks
- Signposting to who you might need
- Screening and referencing tenants
- Preparing the property for occupancy
- Making your property competitive
- Marketing and advertising
- Why inventories?
Trainer: Mike Bull
Mike has been a member of NLA for two years and has been a landlord since 2015. Following a 30-year career in construction materials, Mike is now one of two directors of a Bristol-based property investment company, has invested substantially in his own property-based education. He is an enthusiastic attendee at many of Bristol’s property networking events. Now focused on growing a portfolio of high-quality professional co-living homes, Mike has joined as one of the south west NLA Representatives in order to support other landlords by helping them to stay informed; work within the appropriate guidance and legislation and maximise the efficiency of their portfolios.
Throughout the past three years, the NLA has provided an invaluable source of information & guidance that has helped Mike develop his own portfolio of both residential and commercial property in the Bristol area and further afield, and he relishes the opportunity to share the knowledge gained and the resources that are available through NLA with landlords to help them be more successful, stay ahead of the game and add value to their businesses.