Training Event

A one day workshop with solicitor David Smith

Are you SURE you are compliant?

This workshop takes a detailed look at a complex and important area of law - which applies to most shared properties where sharers are not family members.

Penalties for non compliance can include unlimited Magistrates Courts fines and Rent Repayment Orders for up to 12 months rent!

HMO Law and Practice

David Smith

Watch David Smith discussing the Workshop.

Did you know: A property is normally an HMO if there are three or more unrelated tenants - whether or not it requires licensing

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A one day course for Landlords & Letting Agents

  • The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2RS
  • 10.30 am to 4.30 pm Lunch included (see below)
  • Wednesday March 27 2019
  • £198 (£165 + VAT)

What are workshops?

Our workshops are small classes (generally between 10-20 attendees) where the trainer is able to give more focused and detailed training on specific issues.

As the classes are small, there is much more scope for discussion and interaction, both within the group and with the trainer. People generally find them very rewarding.

Our Workshop Program

The Underlying Rules
(Morning Session)

Topics covered will include:

  • The definition of an HMO
  • What is licensable and what is not
  • Additional and selective licensing
  • Making the application
  • Understanding standards
  • HMOs and planning permission
  • HMOs and council tax.

Includes all recent and forthcoming legal changes.

Management and practical issues
(Afternoon Session)

Topics covered will include:

  • Doing the required works
  • HMO Management Regulations
  • Tenancies and licences
  • Dealing with occupation agreements
  • Tenants rights outside the HMO regime
  • Buying and selling
  • How to manage the licence and tenancies, changes, variations and renewals
  • What to do if it all goes wrong

About David Smith

David is a solicitor and partner with the well known housing law firm Anthony Gold, and also policy director for the RLA.

He is an acknowledged expert on HMOs and tenancy deposit issues in particular (having published books on both topics), and an experienced trainer and speaker.

Venue Details

This workshop will take place at  The Assembly House Norwich. Norwich is two hours from London Liverpool Street and there are also cross-country rail connections, for example from Nottingham, Peterborough and Cambridge.

The venue is about 15 minutes walk (or a short taxi ride) from the station.  Of if you are driving there is a pay and display car park to the rear of the building plus a large public car park nearby.

If you want to stay overnight, Norwich, a historic medieval town, is a great place to spend some time and has excellent shopping.  Note that delegates wanting to stay at the Assembly House can get a 10% discount when booking direct.

Facilities will include:

  • Tea and coffee on arrival with biscuits, and
  • Tea and coffee for mid morning
  • Simple sandwich lunch (vegetarian and special diets catered for)
  • Afternoon break with tea and coffee and cake
  • Free wi fi
The Assembly House Norwich

Delegate feedback:

"Concise, accurate and up to date information"

Mark Moscrop
Letting Agent

"David went through a very difficult subject area and made it interesting and understandable"

John Coyne
Letting Agent

"An excellent course packed full of information and delivered with David's usual charm and wit."

Tracy Fisher
Letting Agent

"Confident presentor with the ability to deliver a complex subject area in understandable bite size pieces"

John Curtis

WARNING: There are only limited places available so if you want to attend early booking is recommended

Workshop fee is £198 (£165 + VAT)

(Inclusive of detailed course notes and refreshments)

How to Book your place

  • Click the big button below – this will take you to the 'shopping cart' item
  • Amend the number in the box if you are booking for more than one person and click to purchase
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  • Make payment online by credit / debit card or paypal for the fee payable
  • You will receive a VAT receipt and confirmation of your booking via email
  • Bookings for five or more delegates can be invoiced, contact us if this is required

Cancellations and Refunds

If you find you are no longer able to attend we will give a full refund provided you let us know within 14 days of the date of booking, and provided that the cancellation is not within the last 14 days before the course date.

In view of the financial commitments we will have to make to the venue we will only give refunds for cancellations during the final 14 days before the course date, at our discretion.

Finally please note that if payment is not made within 14 days of invoice or within 14 days of the course date (whichever is the earlier) we reserve the right to cancel your booking and allocate your place to another delegate, after giving you not less than 24 hours notice.

NB This does not affect your statutory rights.