Private landlords have to do more now than ever before due to the increasing scrutiny and expectations of regulation and tenants alike. While the majority of this will not impact the behaviours of good landlords, it is imperative to understand what your rights and responsibilities are when dealing with tenants on benefits in light of recent proposals and changes.
Last week housing benefit expert Bill Irvine outlined what the future of housing benefit payments will look like and the role of landlord and tenant in these changes.
Coupled with Bill’s writings and monitoring of regulation, the RLA are also keen to announce a landlord training opportunity on Local Housing Allowances in London on 16th of January.
For more information on the training course please visit the training website by clicking here.
The course is a full day, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:00 later in the day. As Housing Benefits are set to change in 2017 it is important for landlords to understand these changes and best practices ensuring that they aren’t left shortchanged when changes take place. The course will be informative in helping tenants receive payments and what to expect when Universal Credit (UC) comes into the fore.
The intervening period between current housing benefits and Universal Credit systems could prove difficult to navigate and the training on offer is designed specifically to help landlords ensure that their tenants do not fall behind on their payments.
Most of the RLA training courses are eligible for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points so make sure that you take full advantage of all the opportunities afforded to you through RLA training.