Friday 3rd September – Setting up home: Succeeding in the private rented sector
This is a full day live online training course delivered via Zoom
Do you work with tenants in the private rented sector?
The private rented sector is more relevant than ever in Wales. The numbers of people living in private accommodation are increasing all the time and local authorities can meet their duties to homeless people with an offer of private accommodation. It is therefore essential that anyone working with private renters have a solid grasp of the law in this area.
But, what do tenants need to know before entering into this sector? If this is the first time they have rented at all or have moved over from social housing what are the advantages and disadvantages? What are the common misconceptions and misunderstandings? How can you help tenants to succeed in the private rented sector?
This course will cover:
- Types of occupation and principal rights and responsibilities
- What to look for when viewing a property
- Pre-tenancy obligations on Agents and Landlords, including advertising, banned fees and tenant checks
- Tenancy deposits
- Local Housing Allowance /Universal Credit (Housing Element)
- Houses in Multiple occupation
- Rights to repair
- Notices and procedures for ending tenancies
Anyone working with private occupiers in an advisory or support role, such as housing options and solutions officers, landlord and tenant liaison officers, resettlement officers, housing support workers and housing advisers.