Course Title: Course for Agents

Taught in: English

Target audience:

Syllabus:

This course provides a brief overview of Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and the reason for the training and then quickly moves on to engagingly deliver a comprehensive range of topics that will be of value to any agent involved in property management. All our trainers have experience of property management and are expert in their presentation style. The main areas covered will include:

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Contractual Relationships and Business Conduct

Who’s who in the landlord, agent, tenant and consumer relationship

Taking instructions from landlords (checks to do e.g. permissions, check landlord registered with Rent Smart Wales)

Contracts

Terms of Business

Contract for Services and Contract of Service (and who is a ‘connected person’ under Housing (Wales) Act 2014)

Handling of Client Monies and Client Money Protection

Consumer Protection Law and Guidance

Tax (including Non-Resident Landlord Tax)

Recording Keeping

Advising clients

Property improvements/conversions (planning and building regulations)

Dealing with complaints from consumers; including Ombudsman redress and dispute resolution

Setting Up a Tenancy

Advertising property to let (and advertising fees) and conducting viewings

Consumer Protection Legislation

Energy Performance Certificates

Types of Tenancy and Agreements

Tenancy Deposits & Bond Guarantee Schemes

Vetting tenants

Unlawful discrimination

Setting Rent and Rent Period

Inventories/Schedules of Condition

Universal Credit

Utilities

Moving in a tenant

Responsibilities and Liabilities

Terms Implied by both Common & Statutory Law

Property condition, repairs & maintenance

Housing Act 2004

Health and Safety legislation

Furniture Safety

During Tenancy

Routine Visits and Maintenance

Dealing with complaints from tenants

Right of Entry and Refusal

Emergency Procedures

Changing Terms of a Tenancy

Extending/Renewing Tenancy Agreements

Rent

Landlord - Tenant Relations

Nuisance & Anti-Social Behaviour

Ending a Tenancy

Abandonment

Termination of Tenancy by tenant

Assessment

The assessment is made of 30 multi-choice questions. You will need to achieve a score of 70% (21 correct answers) to pass the assessment and complete the course.

Course Cancellation

In the event Rent Smart Wales needs to cancel a course or change the time, venue or date of a course, we will attempt to notify all affected parties, including the venue, trainers and any clients registered for the course as soon as possible.

Rent Smart Wales will only cancel a course due to insufficient bookings (less than 15 delegates) a minimum of 15 days prior to the commencement of the course. Cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances may occur at any time. Should Rent Smart Wales need to cancel a course, all registered clients will be offered the options of booking on an alternative course in the future or receive a full refund.

Parking

Ensure you read the directions information below. Free parking is not available at all venues. Where no free parking facilities exist course fees are reduced to mitigate local parking charges.

Data Protection

Rent Smart Wales will process your information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018. Your information will be treated as confidential but will be shared with our contracted training providers as part of service delivery. For further information on how Rent Smart Wales manage and share personal data, view our privacy policy here.


Welsh Classroom Courses

Rent Smart Wales Classroom courses are available in Welsh. If you wish to enquire about a Welsh course please contact Rent Smart Wales by phone: 03000 133 344 or email: rentsmartwales.training@cardiff.gov.uk.

Start date: 21 Jan 2020 - 8:45 AM
End date: 21 Jan 2020 - 6:00 PM

Cost (per person): £140.00

Remaining places: 12

Venue Details

Location: Room advised on arrival
Village Hotel, Swansea
VILLAGE, LANGDON ROAD, SWANSEA DOCKS, SWANSEA, SA1 8QY
SWANSEA
SA1 8QY
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Directions: Road directions: M4, Jct 42; Nearest airport: Cardiff International Airport: (40 miles); Nearest train station: Swansea Station: (2 miles).

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