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RLA named official providers of Sheffield selective licensing scheme training

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Sheffield City Council has chosen the RLA to be the official delivery partner of its training courses for both the selective licensing scheme and the mandatory HMO licensing scheme in the city.

Selective licensing

On 1st November 2018, a new selective licensing scheme came into force in some areas of Sheffield, including  parts of London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road.

Landlords in the areas on the selective licensing scheme will have to pay for a licence. As well as this, one of the conditions of the scheme is that landlords in these areas will be required to undertake training.

The RLA has been named the official provider of this training.

Mandatory HMO licensing training

As well as this, the RLA has also been named the official training provider for landlords who are required to complete a days training as part of Mandatory HMO licensing conditions.

In October, the law changed nationally, meaning that landlords with properties which are occupied by 5 or more people forming 2 or more households will need a licence in order to let these out lawfully.

Exemptions apply where the property is a purpose built flat situated in a block comprising three or more self-contained flats.

In Sheffield, landlords that meet the mandatory HMO requirements also have a set of general and additional licensing conditions which they must adhere to.

The full list of licensing conditions can be read on Sheffield Council’s website here.

One of these licensing conditions includes  that a licence holder and manager of the house must receive suitable training by attending a Council approve one day training course, delivered by the RLA.

Once landlords have successfully passed the training course, in line with the licensing conditions, this pass certificate must also be submitted to Sheffield Council before the property can be let out properly.

Delivering the Sheffield training course will be RLA director, and herself an experienced letting agent, Carrie Kus.

Carrie said: “The RLA were the official providers of this training course for Sheffield City Council previously, and I am delighted that we have been chosen to deliver the training course again.

“Landlords coming on the course will learn all about the core regulations they need to be aware of when it comes to managing their HMO effectively. It’s an exciting time to train with the RLA, as we’ve just launched our new training academy. I’m looking forward to meeting the landlords who come on the course”.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

3 Comments

    • Hi, thanks for your comment. We believe licensing doesn’t work, with good Landlords penalised while the criminals continue to operate below the radar, and are robust in our opposition to such schemes.
      However, where local authorities do opt to ignore our advice and introduce these schemes, it is important that landlords are given comprehensive training from qualified experts to help them meet their new obligations.

    • Hi Joe, We believe licensing doesn’t work, with good landlords penalised while the criminals continue to operate below the radar – and are robust in our opposition to such schemes.
      However where local authorities do opt to ignore our advice and introduce these schemes it is important that landlords are given comprehensive training from qualified experts to help them meet their new obligations.

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