First Hamilton Fraser Academy Course for Letting Agents Sold Out…
Second Date Added

First Hamilton Fraser Academy Course for Letting Agents Sold Out…Second Date Added

Next month, Hamilton Fraser is launching the Hamilton Fraser Academy, a series of half and full day workshops to offer property professionals advice and education covering the full tenancy lifecycle. The first course, ‘Legal update and compliance’ is aimed at letting agents of all sizes and will be hosted by Susie Crolla of The Letting Training Centre on 22nd November. Due to high demand, this course is now full and a second workshop has been added on 13th December.

Following a raft of legislative changes, letting agents are under increasing pressure to ensure they are legally compliant. The ‘Legal update and compliance’ course will cover some of the most pressing topics, including GDPR, HMO Regulation, Tenant Fee Ban, Deregulation Act 2015, Form 6A (formerly section 21) and Immigration Act 2016. Agents who attend the course will gain CDP points and a certificate of training.

Eddie Hooker, CEO of Hamilton Fraser, comments “With the Private Rented Sector having undergone a significant amount of change over the last year, and with more to come in the year ahead, letting agents and landlords are looking more closely at how they can improve and adapt their businesses to meet the requirements of the market and ensure they are compliant.

Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action and Director at Hamilton Fraser, states;

“For a long time now, we have been asked by letting agents and professional landlord clients of Landlord Action if we run any educational courses to help keep them up to speed with industry changes. Unfortunately, many agents and landlords end up falling foul of the law, mainly because they are struggling to keep pace with government changes and the complexities associated with the laws in renting. As a result we decided that the first course should be a ‘legal update and compliance course’ covering a whole host of important topics to help letting agents and professional landlords remain compliant. The first course date sold out within a week and a new course date has been added”.

With so much conflicting information, we know that the industry can be very confusing, so we have designed a series of workshops hosted by property professionals with years of experience to help agents get it right.”

Hamilton Fraser Academy will also be running a series of workshops on other subjects throughout 2019. The first two will be on ‘Future Proofing Your Letting Business’ and ‘Day to Day Letting & Management’.

If you wish to book a place on ‘Legal Update & Compliance’ on 13th December 2018, please click here.

Precise Treatment Reduces Pain

Detail needs experts. Expert time is worth it when it saves you a costly mistake. Main objective: Get the property back. Best action: Very precise treatment.

Serving a notice is actually the most important part of the possession process.

It isn’t complicated but one tiny error can cause dreadful problems.

That’s why we say, don’t DIY and don’t use internet amateurs. It’s not worth it.

1. Compliance Errors
If the tenant doesn’t leave at Step1, the notice had better be valid. Because then it has to go to court. Any little error can get a case thrown out. And you have to start all over again.

2. Attempting Short-Cuts.
In an effort to be quick, some internet services aimed at landlords are using short-cuts around the process. But if the tenant doesn’t leave (50%) these practices can backfire at court and the case thrown out.

3. Trying to Save Pennies.
Internet services have mushroomed and landlords can expect to get what they pay for. To get the process done PROPERLY it takes a certain amount of time for an expert to look over a file and be accurate. Our fees cover that expert time.

Chasing courts for dates, arranging advocates and preparing court papers is time consuming. Especially if you’ve never done it before.

Some landlord and agents have served notices themselves. They believed they were saving a few pounds but it often ended up costing them more.

If you lose a claim, the court can order you to pay the tenant’s defence cost, which can run to hundreds or thousands of pounds.

Our in-house Solicitors are there to get your property back as fast as they can. And we protect landlords and agents from themselves.

As experts, we know that in the rush to get things done, errors can happen. And those errors can can come back later to mess up your case – and the whole process has to start again.

You can speed things up – give us accurate information quickly. Help us to help you.

There are services on the web who will prepare papers BUT they get you to pay the court-fee separately and get you to sign the court papers – so in fact they don’t represent you!

If your notice (at Step1) wasn’t drafted or served correctly you risk wasting your court fees and losing a whole lot of time because of a small error.

We won’t let your case anywhere near a court until we have checked every little detail. To make sure you don’t waste time or money, at Step-2 we first only charge part of the fee.

If your notice is fine, then you just pay the balance of the fee and we issue the claim. If there is a problem with your notice or paperwork, we will advise you what to do next.

Courts take the view that possession proceedings can make someone homeless. So they are very careful. If there’s any error in the notice, they throw the case out. It’s the process. Get it right or lose.

If the notice is invalid, you have to start all over again. The weeks or months you’ve waited are wasted. If there were rent arrears, there are now more.

If there weren’t rent arrears, they might now start. More fees. More lost rent. And still no possession. Tenants can be alerted to making a counter-claim.

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