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Training course of the month – Principles of Lettings

Kitty Speakman
Written by Kitty Speakman

Principles of Lettings is our most popular course. It’s what the RLA’s training department was founded upon and our members still believe it’s the most valuable course we have.

Last year 1,000 of you completed the course.  

Why is it so popular?

It’s a one stop shop for all your housing legislation needs.

For the new or aspiring landlord, Landlords Principles of Lettings gives you an overview of the legislation you need to be aware of.

For the more experienced landlord it’s a great way to catch up on recent changes or to refresh your knowledge of areas of the law you’ve not read up on for a while.  

We understand how difficult it can be to understand the Deregulation Act, HHSRS or possession.

Our course is here to break it all down into terms that are easily understood.

Whether you prefer to attend our classroom course, delivered by experts who welcome your questions on the law, or to complete it online – to allow you to work in your own time, at your own pace – you will get the same easy to understand information. 

Did you know we had a version for letting agents too?

Agents need to follow all the same legislation as landlords, and more.

Previously called Agents Guide to Lettings, our Agents Principles of Lettings course will bring you up to date on, not only the lettings process, but also the Law of Agency, money laundering legislation and terms of business and contracts.

When managing a portfolio of any size on behalf of a landlord, it is vital that you understand what is required of you. This course will provide you with a clear overview of your responsibilities. 

Here’s what people think of the course: 

 “Helpful as both a refresher and also gaining new information” 

“Brilliant introductory course for a ‘beginner’” 

“Very good and clear info.  Great that it was informal enough for us to ask questions as we went along” 

“Very good, informative and a relaxed presentation that allowed for questions” 


For a limited time only we are offering £10 off online courses for both landlords and agents.

The offer will be in place until the end of March.

For more information on Landlords Principles of Lettings and Agents Principles of Lettings courses, including dates and venues – as well as any of our other popular courses – visit our training pages. 

About the author

Kitty Speakman

Kitty Speakman

Kitty Speakman is the Training Manager for the RLA. She designs and delivers both online and classroom courses and manages the library of courses on offer. A qualified Trainer working in the education industry for 12 years and a qualified Assessor and Internal Verifier, she has vast experience of delivering accredited qualifications to professionals including managing successful Ofsted visits and audits giving her excellent knowledge in the execution and compliance of accredited programmes. She has successfully managed training departments for the last 8 years. Apart from her training career she has been a landlord for 4 years, giving her first-hand experience of the letting process.

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