NLA Landlord Foundation Course
Skyline House is located on the corner of Union Street and Great Suffolk Street.
There is no onsite parking.
Nearest car park UCP Great Suffolk Street, £20 per day.
We recommend you travel by public transport.
Please be aware you will be subject to the Congestion Charge when driving to the venue.
London Waterloo 0.5 miles
London Waterloo East 0.4 miles
London Blackfriars 0.5 miles (Southbank)
Southwark (Jubilee line) 0.1 miles
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines) 0.7 miles
Borough (Northern line) 0.5 miles
As a landlord, building good relationships with your tenant is key. You do so by ensuring your tenants live in a home that satisfies all the legal requirements, and to conduct yourself professionally whilst being compliant with UK law.
Whether you are a new or experienced landlord, this landlord training course will:
- Help you develop your professional skills - for example, being more commercially aware, dealing with tenants and being more empathetic, placing an emphasis on well-managed and good quality accommodation
- Take you through the tenancy from start to finish
- Explore the fundamentals of being and becoming a landlord.
The course material covers:
- Pre-tenancy considerations
- Responsibilities and liabilities of a landlord
- How to set up, manage and end a tenancy
- Keeping records of your tenancies
- Guidance and practical help
- Up-to-date advice
Whether you manage your properties yourself or use a letting agent, our team will update you on everything you need to know through in-class group discussions.
At the end of the course, there will be an open-book assessment to reinforce your learnings from the day's course. You will be issued a certificate based on satisfactory completion.*
Many members say that they benefit from this course as they have the chance to network with other like-minded individuals and share real life stories. Additionally, the course includes practical advice and examples of situations in order to help you avoid common pitfalls.
This course will also off you the opportunity to become an NLA accredited landlord.
Benefits of being an accredited landlord include:
- Reduced licence and HMO fees in various local authority areas
- Preferential services and access to grants in some local authority areas
- Free advertising with some local authority registers as well as our own National Register of Accreditation
- Being viewed as a professional landlord which is advantageous to tenants
*Please note that accreditation certification will only be awarded to members after completing all components of this landlord training session.
In certain areas, it is compulsory to obtain training as part of licence conditions. For example, it is mandatory in Wales if you are a property manager.
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.