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RLA and Appraisers UK develop HMO course for property surveyors

Property surveyors will be able to broaden their knowledge of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) to conduct valuation surveys in such properties, in a new training course.

The classroom course, developed by the Residential Landlords Association and Appraisers UK, will see delegates learn about the additional duties placed on HMO landlords when it comes to fire safety and property standards and how these affect the value of a property.

It will be delivered by Risk Management Director and chartered surveyor at Appraisers UK Peter Foulds, and RLA trainer and highly experienced landlord and letting agent Carrie Kus.

Appraisers UK is a leading panel management company and it is a mandatory requirement for all surveyors who work for an organisation on the Appraisers UK panel to complete this new course.

Peter Foulds of Appraisers UK yesterday said:

“The course is quite unique because two different specialisms are coming together, so because of that it is very detailed.

“It is suitable for both property surveyors who undertake valuation surveys of HMOs already and want to refresh their knowledge, or for those who want to move into surveying HMOs in the future”.

The RLA Training Academy currently develop and deliver in-house training courses to suit the needs of letting agents, local authorities and charities. 

Commenting on the new course, RLA Training Academy Manager Kitty Speakman yesterday said:

“We have delivered dozens of in-house training courses previously, but this is the first time we have developed a course specifically for surveyors. This course also has a blended learning element, so in order to pass delegates will have to attend the course in person and then complete an online assessment.

“In-house training gives organisations the chance to tell us what they need, so we can deliver a truly bespoke option that meets their needs. There are more regulations for landlords to comply with and with penalties for non-compliance very high, it is no wonder we are seeing an increase in our in-house offering”.

To sign up for the new course click here and to enquire about in-house training for your organisation, visit our enquiry page here.

The next upcoming classroom dates for this course are: Nottingham (1st and 2nd April) Leeds (11th May) Sale (9th June) Bristol (25th June)

Disclaimer: This HMO course is for organisations on the panel of Appraisers UK only. By booking on the course you confirm that you are employed by one of these organisations.


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