Legal changes are looming - make sure YOU are up to date!
Our Summer 2015 Update and Refresher Course (with CPD) gives you the EASY SOLUTION
Special discount for Property Secrets Members! Note that this course will not be available after 17 July
New laws are on their way and you need to know about them! So we have developed this online training course, especially for you
Solicitor David Smith who presents three talks on HMO law & practice and also two talks on changes with section 21
David Smith, Anthony Gold Solicitors
Tessa Shepperson, MD of Easy Law Training, who presents talks on tenancy agreements and on recent legal changes
Tessa Shepperson, Easy Law Training
Solicitor and fire safety expert Warren Spencer on the crucial fire regulations all landlords need to comply with (or risk prosecution)
Warren Spencer, Firexact
Easy to use and easy to learn, this course will bring you up to date and ready for the challenges to come...
- At your computer desk in the office or at home, or
- While commuting to work, using your iphone or tablet, or (using the audios)
- In your car while travelling to visit properties, or
- While working on your properties, or
- While at the gym, walking the dog, etc
Our system is fully mobile responsive and the videos and audios can be played on any computer or smart phone device
But why not see for yourself?
Below are extracts from the course videos so you can see just how how useful this course will be for you. Indeed you will learn a lot just from the videos on this page!
David Smith on the Deregulation Act 2015 & s21
David Smith explains the important changes coming to section 21 with the Deregulation Act 2015.
All landlords need to know this
Warren Spencer talking about fire safety
Fire safety is enormously important for landlords and the courts are imposing increasingly heavier fines. In this clip fire safety expert solicitor, Warren Spencer, discusses who will be prosecuted if a property is not compliant
Mike Morgan on Tenancy Deposit Adjudication
Why do so many landlords lose at adjudication? Experienced adjudicator, Mike Morgan explains how it all works, the mistakes people make and what you need to do to win
David Smith talking about the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
This is primarily for Welsh readers. Housing law in Wales is changing dramatically and you need to know about it! Or face prosecution and fines.
English viewers may also be interested as similar rules could come to England eventually.
Paul Shamplina on Problem Tenants
Eviction expert Paul Shamplina and Landlord Action MD, discusses what landlords need to do to avoid problem tenants in their properties...
Sam Madge-Wyld talking about Utilities
Housing Barrister Sam Madge Wyld takes a look at laws relating to Utilities, including forthcoming changes, and explains why these are so important
Tessa Shepperson on the new deposit rules
The tenancy deposit rules have changed yet again. Tessa explains this, and how the new rules work, in her review of legal changes over the past year, at the recent Cambridge Conference.
David Smith talking about HMOs
As it is likely that HMO licensing will be expanded, we have included all David's conference talks on HMOs. Many properties are actually HMO properties without the landlord ever being aware of this - but you need to know about this AND about the HMO regulations if you are to avoid prosecution.
Here we have 5 minutes from Davids Conference talk in 2015.
Check out the course content:
The course is divided into four parts as follows:
Videos - Law & Updates
This consists of 9 videos on various legal topics to inform you and bring you up to date. Topics include tenancy agreements, repairing obligations, damp and mould, section 21 & the Deregulation Act 2015, fire safety, and dealing with problem tenants and eviction.
Vidoes - Law in Wales
This area is specifically for our Welsh users and includes talks from our recent Conference in Wales on the new legislation coming.
David Smith on HMOs
Solicitor David Smith is an expert on HMO law and indeed much of his legal practice consists of defending landlords against prosecution under the HMO regulations. This section includes all three of the HMO talks he has done for the Landlord Law Conferences
HMO Legal Basics
This is a detailed guide, originally published on the Landlord Law Blog, on HMO law and practice, written by David Smith and Tessa Shepperson
Focus on HMO Content:
David Cameron has indicated that HMO licensing is to be expanded and that they will be consulting on a new definition of a licensable HMO. This will almost certainly increase the number of properties which will need to obtain a license.
It is therefore vitally important that you understand the HMO Regulations, and in particular, when a property is an HMO and when it is not.
Often people mistakenly think that because their property does not need a license, it is not an HMO. This is totally wrong.
If you let to three or more people sharing, who are not family, it is almost certain that YOUR property will be an HMO (whether you are aware of this or not), meaning that you will need to comply with the regulations. Or risk prosecution and a heavy fine.
This is why we have included ALL David Smiths HMO talks in this course and the HMO Basics blog series. Even if you do not intend to rent HMOs - this material will help you find out how to avoid your property acquiring HMO status.
Landlords & Agents in WALES :
We have a separate section for Welsh users with videos on the new laws coming to Wales and also a video from David Smith on section 21 in Wales
You will also get the following Bonus course - free of charge
Sue Lukes on Right to Rent
A half hour talk explaining the complex ‘right to rent’ rules from immigration expert Sue Lukes, from our April 2015 Conference. This talk is currently available separately for £24 but when you join this course you will also get access to the Sue Lukes course at no extra charge.
- Tessa Shepperson on Tenancy Agreements (2014)
- Simon Parrott on Landlords' Repairing Obligations (2014)
- Timothy Waitt on Damp and Mould (2014)
- Tessa Shepperson - legal update (2015)
- David Smith - Section 21 / Deregulation Act (2015)
- Warren Spencer - Fire Safety (2015)
- Sam Madge-Wyld - Utilities Regulations (2015)
- Mike Morgan - Tenancy Deposit Adjudications (2015)
- Paul Shamplina - Problem Tenants and Evictions (2015)
- Professor Martin Partingon - Keynote Speech to Wales Conference (2015)
- David Smith - the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (2015)
- Anne Rowland - the Implementation of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (2015)
- David Smith - Section 21 in Wales (2015)
- Professor David Cowan - the Renting Homes Bill (2015)
- David Smith on HMO's (2013)
- David Smith on HMO's (2014)
- David Smith on HMO's (2015)
- Bonus Video - Sue Lukes on Right to Rent (2015)
Here are a few comments from people who attended the Conference event:
Very informative, good professional Speakers. Every Landlord or Agent should attend. The Conference suits both
Chris Oaks Surveyor
As always Landlord Law has given us another treat - informative, constructive & pragmatic advice.
Marion Money Landlord
Excellent Speakers aimed at a professional audience which stimulated and promoted 'niggling' worries
Linda Cobb DASH
An excellent day for both Landlord, agents & even local authority officers.
The course fee is normally £360 but get it below for just £310 (£258.33 + VAT)
To sign up for the course, please proceed as follows:
- Click one of the big orange buttons on this page
- This will take you to a payment page where you can pay for your course
- You can pay either by credit card or by pay pal
- You will be asked for a username and password - KEEP A NOTE of them - you will need them to access the course later (or use your existing login if you have one)
- Once payment has been made, you will be automatically enrolled and should be able to access the course material immediately
- You will receive a VAT receipt as part of the process
- If you experience any problems paying online, contact Tessa Shepperson at tessa @ easylawtraining.com
Note that this course will not be available after 10.30 pm on Friday July 17th.
Have A Question...? Take a look at our FAQ below
If you have a questions which is not answered here or elsewhere on this page, feel free to email Tessa Shepperson at tessa @ easylawtraining.com.
Q.Are the speakers legally qualified?
A.All the speakers are Solicitors apart from Tessa Shepperson and Mike Morgan (who are former solicitors), Sam Madge-Wyld, Martin Partington & David Cowan (who are barristers), Paul Shamplina (who runs Landlord Action, the specialist eviction company) and Anne Rowland (who is an Environmental Health Officer and Government Official). Sue Lukes is not a solicitor either but is widely respected as one of our foremost experts on immigration and housing eligibility.
Q.Is the CPD recognised?
A.Our CPD is recognised by most relevant organisations, including ARLA, London Landlords Accreditation, and the NLA.
Q.How can I be sure the videos will work on my device
A.Our video hosting company, Wistia, format videos so they will play on different devices. This is why we use them. However if the videos do not work for you, you can always cancel within our 14 day guarantee period and get a full refund.
Q.How long do I get access to the course material?
A.One year. But some of the material you can download to your computer and keep – the pdf notes and powerpoints, and the audio files. The course will remain online until at least one year after the last person joins.
Q.What if the payment system does not work for me?
A.It is best to join via the online system as then you will be automatically joined up to the course. However if you have problems get in touch and we will see if you can pay some other way.
Q.How long are the videos
A.The videos are all between 25 and 45 minutes long.