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Training for Professionals is the largest provider of lettings legislation training across England and Wales. We aim to help and support Letting Agents and Landlords alike with advice on how best to navigate the constantly changing property management landscape. Whether it’s through training courses, consultancy, or model documentation, TFP aims to make property management safer, easier, more compliant and cost effective. Want to know more? 


  • Jan 02

    HMO Licensing

    On 28 December 2017 Alok Sharma, the Housing Minister, announced that the Government would make amendments to the houses in multiple occupation that need licensing. Currently set at HMOs that have 5 or more occupiers and are on three or more qualifying storeys, the new rules will require all HMOs with five or more occupiers,regardless of the number of floors, to get a licence. It is estimated that this will bring another 160,000 properties into mandatory HMO licensing.

    Other changes include introducing minimum space requirements for each room of 6.51 m2 for a single person and 10.22 m2 for a couple.

  • Jan 02


    Just to confirm that the phone issue appears to have been resolved so calls to the normal office number 01285 85 85 85 are now working.

    Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience.

  • Dec 20

    Lots of change

    The private rented sector seems awash with new legislation and consultations. The draft tenant fees ban has been published, with the surprise that fees will not be banned for all tenancies. We have the huge issue of the General Data Protection Regulations steams down the track and we have the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards due to start from April 2018 (banning properties in  bands F and G). 

    The Government are consulting on introducing mandatory Client Money Protection Insurance and there has been a call for evidence on ideas for regulating the whole letting sector. This would effectively mean some sort of licensing of agents and all landlords being required to join a redress scheme. For agents the discussion has started as to if there should be a single redress scheme to make it less complex for consumers wanting to complain.

    Draft legislation has now been laid bring in banning order offences, where a landlord or agent is guilty of a list of offences, including unlawful eviction, failure to comply with improvement notices and a range of other breaches, then they could also be banned from working in lettings. If banned it would be a for a minimum of 12 months but could be permanent. If that was not enough they are reviewing the Right to Rent and Smoke alarms regulations for effectiveness.

    To tackles all these issues (and others) we will be running out Legal Update 2018 courses starting in January 2018. We are starting early this year as there will plenty to do for many agents before some of these items come into force later in the spring. Go to the "Training" link above to find the venues and dates. This really is an event to to be missed.
    We will explain what you have to do to comply with GDPR, we will explaining how you could delay the impact of MEES by up to two years and we will explain which tenancies you can still charge fees on, plus lots lots more.

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David's friendly & direct presentation installs confidence in the course content and the changes ahead for our business.
— Simon Smith, KS Property Rentals, BIRCHINGTON, Legal Update 2018 Inc GDPR, MEES and Tenant fee ban/SE/Jan18
If you are an independent letting agent I thoroughly endorse you take this course it will improve your business.
— Michael Chalk, Churchill Estates, LONDON, Legal Update 2017 & Tenant Fee Ban Workshop/WA/Mar17
David always delivers an informative and interesting session with passion. Otherwise ' dry' but important information is brought to life. Excellent value for money.
— Fiona Barbour, Paul Carr & Co, SUTTON COLDFIELD, Legal Update 2018 Inc GDPR, MEES and Tenant fee ban/BI/Jan18
TFP always keeps us ahead of the game. The helpline has served us on many occasions.
— Clementine Mulligan, J G L Operations Ltd, LYTHAM ST ANNES, Legal Update 2017 & Tenant Fee Ban Workshop/MA/Feb17
After 14 years in the business, the most valuable training I've had in that time.
— Lee Morford, The Accommodation Bureau, BODMIN, Legal Update 2018 Inc GDPR, MEES and Tenant fee ban/EX/Jan18
I was in total awe of David who has an encyclopedia of knowledge and was a great speaker. So I thank you once again.
— Trupti Mahida-Dicocco, Grey Oak 800 Ltd, LONDON, Legal Update 2018 Inc GDPR, MEES and Tenant fee ban/CL/Mar18
If you take your profession seriously and want to stay ahead and on the right side of legislation you need to attend TFP courses.
— Angela Marden, Ross & Co, EASTBOURNE, Legal Update 2017 & Tenant Fee Ban Workshop/SE/Mar17
Thank you TFP for breaking down legislation into a from we can understand and therefore implement.
— Lucy Ward, Thornes, LUTON, Legal Update 2018 Inc GDPR, MEES and Tenant fee ban/WA/Feb18
I could not run my letting agency successfully without these courses.
— Gill Dowling, Dowling Styles Residential Lettings, EAST MOLESEY, Legal Update 2016 and Completing Possession Claims Online/HE/Apr16
Another awesome presentation by David d'Orton-Gibson! I love attending his courses as it keeps me ahead of the curve in terms of legislative changes and gives me peace of mind.
— Tonu Aboaba, Homesearch Properties, ROMFORD, Legal Update 2018 Inc GDPR, MEES and Tenant fee ban/WA/Feb18
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