Free landlords’ training event

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Landlords can benefit from a wealth of free training, courtesy of Cumberland Council.

The council is providing the training to property landlords in the area, with the support of the National Residential Landlords Association.

The event will take place on Wednesday 3 May, from 9.30am until 5pm at the Civic Centre, Carlisle.

The event will cover:

  • Pre-tenancy and liabilities for energy performance certificates, tax, and insurance.  
  • Responsibilities of a landlord surrounding tenancy agreements, fees ban, gas safety, houses of multiple occupancy, and licensing.  
  • Property standards including the housing health and safety rating system, repairs, dampness, and risk assessments.  
  • Setting up different types of tenancy agreements, deposits and rent setting.  
  • Obligations during the tenancy including periodic visits, tenant obligations, and anti-social behaviour.  
  • Ending a tenancy with the relevant notices, what to do if the tenant wants to leave, possession, and eviction.

A Cumberland Council spokesperson said: “Whether you are a new landlord embarking on this journey for the first time, or a landlord with many years' experience, this programme is suitable for you.

"It is designed to provide detailed knowledge of all the key areas of renting and tenancy management, and to prepare you to deal with many of the challenges that lie ahead.  

“Property standards have become more and more complex over recent years, and operating a safe lettings business is key to providing secure homes to tenants and avoiding disrepair, accidents, and fines.

"This course goes into depth about what is deemed as a safe and secure property and how you can ensure your properties meet the required standards.”

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to secure a place, please contact