NLA Landlord Foundation Course
The Angel View Inn is just a few minutes’ walk from the world-famous Angel of the North, but despite its proximity to the landmark, the venue remains a real hidden gem. The Inn is perfectly located for access from both North and South UK, just 15 miles from Newcastle International Airport. There is parking available for 100 vehicles within the well-lit CCTV protected car park.
Free on-site parking is available, and St James’ Park Football Stadium is a 15-minute drive away.
From A1 North or South Follow brown tourist signs off the A1. At the roundabout take the exit signposted Wrekenton onto B1295/Long Bank Take the first left, after bus stop, into the Angel View
Public Transport Directions
From either from Newcastle (Eldon Square or Pilgrim Street) or Gateshead Interchange take the number 21 or 22 Go Ahead Bus. Stop across from Angel of the North
As a landlord, your essential responsibility is to ensure your tenants live in a home that satisfies all the legal requirements, and to conduct yourself professionally, compliant with UK law. During our one-day landlord training foundation course, we will take you through the laws, regulations and liabilities of the landlord business.
Our landlord training course will support you in ensuring you possess the nationally recognised foundation level of knowledge required to gain landlord qualifications and become accredited with the NLA.
Whether you are a new or experienced landlord, this landlord training course will:
- Help you develop your professional skills
- Take you through the tenancy from start to finish
- Explore the fundamentals of being and becoming a landlord.
Our team of trainers will:
- Demonstrate their expertise and knowledge
- Assist you in maximising your return on investments
- Help you strengthen your business
- Clarify what your obligations and responsibilities are as a landlord
Whether you self-manage or use a letting agent, our team of expert trainers will clue you in on everything you need to know through thought provoking discussions.
On this landlord training course, you will:
- Have a chance to network and share real life stories
- Look at practical advice and examples to help you avoid the pitfalls
- Discover how to save time and money
- Learn how to ensure you stay on the right side of the law.
At the end of this landlord training course, we will conduct an open book assessment to reinforce your understanding from the day’s course. Certification is issued on satisfactory completion*
Our landlord training course covers the main issues landlords encounter, including:
- Pre-tenancy considerations
- Responsibilities & liabilities
- Setting up a tenancy
- During a tenancy
- Ending a tenancy
- Record keeping
- Guidance and practical help
- Up to date advice
*Please note that accreditation certification will only be awarded after completing all components of this landlord training session.
Benefits of NLA accreditation include:
- A quality mark
- Advantageous to tenants seeking professional landlords
- Reduced licence and HMO licence fees in some local authority areas
- Preferential services and access to grants in some local authority areas
- Tax deductible course fees
- Free advertising with some local authority registers and our own National Register of Accreditation.
N.B If you rent property in Wales, the deadline for compliance has now passed, meaning enforcement action can be taken against you if you are not properly registered and licensed.
Trainer: Steve Simpson
As an NLA Director, Representative and Trainer in the North East since 2011, Steve Simpson will already be familiar to many NLA Members in the region.
Steve has worked closely with the NLA for a number of years, originally as National Sales Manager for NLA Mortgages, and for the past five years he has been NLA Representative for the North East, covering County Durham and Tees Valley. “I feel I know the NLA as an organisation, what it stands for and how it assists landlords.”
In addition to his experience of being a landlord, Steve brings to the NLA Board his wide-ranging skills of working at senior management and board levels in financial services and a local association, and feels that at this stage in his career he can devote the necessary time, energy and commitment to the role of Non-Executive Director. “The private rented sector is going through some significant change currently,” he commented. “I am a small and therefore typical landlord. If I wasn't a member of the NLA, I am sure I would struggle to keep up to date with the changes,” he adds. “While there are challenges, there is also a bigger need than ever for landlords to use the NLA to assist them with their investment and properties, so this represents a significant membership opportunity that I hope to help the NLA capture.”
Steve has held senior positions with Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages (a joint venture between Aldermore and Mortgages for Business) as well as with the Business Mortgage Company. “During my time in financial services, I was successful in developing strong commercial relationships and sponsorship, and I feel I can assist the NLA in these areas.