Easy Law for Landlords Course
Helping you know more than (most) lawyers about tenancy law!
Landlords and letting agents operate within a heavily regulated environment. Yet most remain ignorant of the underlying legal rules.
Laying them open to potential problems and errors made through lack of understanding.
This course will help you understand things – almost as if you were a lawyer yourself – allowing you to do more yourself (and avoid lawyers fees)!
This course is suitable for:
- Letting agents
- Housing advisors
For example – do you know:
- Why there are different types of tenancy and what this means for you?
- Why you have to serve different types of notice for different types of tenancy? And
- What the significance is, for you, of a tenancy being an assured shorthold tenancy, a protected tenancy or a common law tenancy? Or
- The special rules and duties that agents have towards their landlord customers?
These things are governed by logical rules which, once you know about them, will help you understand how it all works and why you need to do things in a certain way
These rules have developed over many, sometimes hundreds of years.
Sometimes people seem to think that legal matters are too complex and esoteric for ‘ordinary people’ to understand.
But that’s not true – because most people have no problem understanding things when they are explained clearly – without a lot of lawyers waffle and confusing long words
I think you have done a brilliant job explaining all aspects to a ‘Non Law’ person. Lesley Fenton, Letting agent
This course will:
- Help you understand how our legal system works, so you will
- Do things the right way (without making costly errors), and
- Give you greater knowledge of the rules underlying tenancy law, and therefore
- More confidence when dealing with difficult tenants, and
- Be able to deal with things yourself rather than using expensive lawyers
The course is divided into 14 weekly parts which will be delivered to you one week at a time – giving you time to study and absorb one part before going on to the next.
By the time you reach the end you will have a much better understanding of the laws that affect you and your properties.
The course is delivered via a mixture of articles, videos, audios and interactive diagrams, with a quiz each week so you can test how much you have learned.
All elements – apart from the interactive diagrams – can be viewed on all devices.
Interactive diagrams can be viewed on PCs, Macs and laptops but contain flash so cannot be viewed on some device (eg ipad or iphones). All videos however are fully responsive and CAN be viewed on your phone or tablet.
Weekly course content:
AND a few pdfs for you to download and keep
General law (1) Introduction to common law and statute
This part looks at the main ways that our law is made and explains what common law is. We also look at the process of creating legislation in Parliament.
General law (2) Introduction to criminal law and civil law
This part explains the difference between these two types of law and discuss case law. There is also some content on the different types of ‘legal personnel’ and the work that they do.
- The four types of law
Find out more! Download a free pdf on these four areas of law – then click the back button to get back to this page,
Civil law (1) – contract
Contract law forms part of tenancy law, so if you understand how it works then this will help you understand tenancy law properly. We also introduce you to some famous contract law cases.
Civil law (2) – tort (or civil wrongs)
Most non lawyers have never heard of the word ‘tort’ but you will find the laws themselves more familiar. They include things like trespass and the law of negligence. Here tort law is explained in the context of landlord and tenant law.
Civil law (3) – trust and equity
You may wonder what relevance this has to tenancies, but actually trust law underpins the rules which operate when two people own land (or a tenancy) together. This section has quite a few interactive diagrams to help you understand how it all works.
Civil law (4) – agency law
People don’t often realise that there IS a law of agency. However there is, and it is very relevant to both letting agents and the landlords who use them. This section will help you understand what your rights are and also the very serious obligations that agents have towards their customers.
Civil law (5) – land law
Landlord & tenant law grew out of land law. This is a complex area but we have some detailed articles to help you and some more of those helpful interactive diagrams.
Common law tenancy basics (1)
We now move over to start looking in detail at tenancy law. This part looks at what a lease or tenancy is and compares it to a license. We also take a quick look at the law relating to lodgers.
Common law tenancy basics (2)
In this part we look at a lease from start to finish – explaining the rules which underlie ALL leases. We also take a look at some of the cases which have helped form this area of law.
The statutory codes (1) Introduction
The underlying common law rules we looked at in parts 8 and 9 have been changed by statute which has set up various ‘statutory codes’. We start with a short history of housing law in this country. There are then three short videos which help put it all in context.
The statutory codes (2) – The Rent Act 1977
The Rent Act 1977 applies to most tenancies which started before 15 January 1989. There are still quite a few of them left but as it is old law, it is not generally well known. However after studying this section YOU will know it very well! Understanding the Rent Act is particularly important for property investors buying properties with sitting tenants – otherwise you could get caught out.
The statutory codes (3) The Housing Act 1988
The Housing Act 1988 is the act which sets up the statutory code in force today. So anyone involved in renting property needs to understand how it works. We look at it in some detail.
- The 4 tenancy types +
Find out more! Download a free pdf on tenancy types – plus a bit on licenses – then click the back button to get back to this page,
Shared houses and the Residential Property Tribunal
In this section we look at the complicated rules which apply when more than one person shares a rented property. There is also an interview with Residential Property Chair John Murray which will help give you an insight into how the tribunal works.
An introduction to HMOs
We will be running a separate course just on HMOs’, but this section explains what an HMO is and we discuss some of the most important features that you as a landlord will need to know. And thats it!
Some further information about the course:
England & Wales only
This course will only cover the law in England and Wales UK. It will not therefore be suitable for landlords in other countries (such as Scotland and Ireland) which have different legal systems.
Short lets only
The course material will only cover the law relating to short lets. This includes tenancies with terms of 7 years or less, although most tenancies in this type will have a fixed term of six to 12 months.
The Private section only
It will only look at the private rented sector. So we will not cover, in any detail, social tenancies provided by local authorities and housing associations
How will it take?
The course is 14 weeks, but you will have access to the course material for at least 6 months – and you can ask for extra time at the end if you need it. For example if you fall ill or go on holiday.
If you pay by Worldpay
Once payment has been made you will be automatically logged into the site, allowing you to start the course immediately. Worldpay accept most normal credit cards.
If you request an invoice
You can pay by BACS, cheque or by the pay pal link we will provide. Your login details will be sent to you once you have made payment
I would say that its ideal to learn as you can choose when you want to study the module within a certain time frame and you can stop and start Simon Alexander, Landlord and property manager
Fees, payment and cancellations :
- The basic course fee is £168 ( £140 plus VAT)
- You can either pay now via credit card using our Worldpay account and get access immediately, or
- Ask for an invoice and then pay by cheque or bank transfer
- All fees are payable in advance
- You will have access to the course material for a minimum of six months
Our 14 day 'no quibble' moneyback guarantee
If you don’t like the course or feel it is not for you, let us know by email within 14 days from the date your course started. We will then cancel your membership of the course and refund your money in full. We will do this within 7 days of receipt of your email.
If you want to cancel after the 14 day period, this is at our discretion.
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This will take you to our application form which please complete.
Once you click the submit button at the end of the form you will be taken to the Worldpay payment page – but you can ignore this if you have requested an invoice in the form.
However, if you pay by Worldpay you will be logged into the site and can start using the course immediately.
I would certainly recommend this course. It has given me far more than other courses I have done, and the links and diagrams are far more helpful than the largely written content I have had to wade through before Sandra Savage-Fisher, QuaLETy Ltd, Property Letting Services
The Easy Law for Landlords course is provided by Easy Law Training Ltd, a company limited in England & Wales no 08153069. Its registered office is at 148 Unthank Road, Norwich NR2 2RS. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 01603 763096. Our main website is at www.easylawtraining.com.