Free training available for local landlords

Free training courses will be available to local landlords thanks to a partnership between North East Lincolnshire Council and regeneration partner ENGIE, DASH Services and City of York Council.

With a limited number of places, two free training courses will focus on developing the skills and knowledge of local landlords across the borough.

One of the courses available will be a Landlord Development foundation course, giving landlords the confidence to know that they are managing their tenants and property in a responsible way.

The second, similar course looks at the effective management of houses in multiple occupation (HMO).

With a limited number of spaces available, slots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, and once these are filled, additional spaces can still be booked, for a fee of £17 per space.

Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for economic growth, housing and tourism, at North East Lincolnshire Council, said “We are pleased to be working with DASH services and City of York Council to offer this landlord development training for free to our local landlords.

“Now more than ever, landlords need to be aware of the essentials for managing a residential property to ensure properties are safe and up to a good standard for residents.

“Training gives landlords peace of mind that they are meeting their legal obligations and providing potential tenants confidence in the property.

“With limited spaces available, I encourage landlords to get in touch today and book a place.”

The training aims to follow the natural development of a tenancy from beginning to end and will cover all the main areas a landlord should know:

  • Pre-tenancy
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Inspecting your property
  • Setting up and during a tenancy
  • Ending a tenancy
  • HMO’s

Training is only available online and you must be a landlord with a property in the local area to take part.

Once complete, attendees will be awarded an online certificate which will be recognised by the local authority as evidence of having completed a relevant training course.

For more information or to apply for a space, contact the Home Improvement team via email at [email protected] stating your name, email address and contact number.