Understanding HMOs and HHSRS

With significant changes in Mandatory Licensing coming into force in October 2018 and the Tax changes in the PRS this sector is under the spotlight and offers a good alternative for Landlords and Letting Agents. Attendees will understand Yield returns from HMOs and the potential fee income for Letting agents.

The course will explain the complex areas of Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) at an advanced level. The session will outline the definition of an HMO, the Relevant and NEW Mandatory licensing reforms and HMO Management Regulations and how to avoid the potential up to £30,000 penalty fines. Those attending will also understand how the HHSRS impacts on both the new legislation and how local authorities use this evidence-based system to monitor and enforce standards for occupiers of property.

The course is run with a practical application with many best practice tools and techniques used through the day.   


Property managers and agents who wish to develop their understanding of HMOs and the HHSRS.



  • What is an HMO?
  • Licensing of HMOs
  • Standards and conditions
  • Additional and selective licensing
  • The HMO Management regulations
  • Managing HMOs in practice
  • HMO offences and prosecutions
  • Fitness
  • Appeals against licensing decisions


  • Understanding the HHSRS
  • The mechanisms of assessment
  • Enforcement notices
  • Appealing HHSRS decisions
  • Prosecutions
  • Practical handling of HHSRS matters
  • The HHSRS and section 21

Course Dates

Understanding HMO's and HHSRS

  • Propertymark Westminster, SW1P 3JS - Wednesday 28th November 2018 09:15 - 16:30
    Fully booked
    Member Price: £175.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £249.00 (+VAT)
  • Propertymark Westminster, SW1P 3JS - Tuesday 12th February 2019 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £175.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £249.00 (+VAT)
  • Exeter Exact Venue TBC - Thursday 21st March 2019 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £175.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £249.00 (+VAT)
  • Leeds Exact Venue TBC - Thursday 19th September 2019 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £175.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £249.00 (+VAT)
  • London Exact Venue TBC - Wednesday 27th November 2019 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £175.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £249.00 (+VAT)

What do the delegates think?

 "Very Informative, all killer – no filler materials!! Aidan is a very practical trainer"

David Adams

 "Fantastic course with great info!"

Rory MacDonald

"On the subject, the best course so far."

Steve Hunt

"No waffle or non-applicable content to 'pad' the day out. Relevant information with good examples throughout"

Russell Brookes

Waiting list

If the date you would like is fully booked and you would like to be placed onto the waiting list, please email courses@propertymark.co.uk with your name, contact details and how many places you would like; if a place becomes available we will then contact you. Alternatively if we have sufficient interest we will try and arrange an additional date for the course to run. 

In-house training

This course is also available in-house. For more information on this please contact the Courses department on 01926 417 787 or email courses@propertymark.co.uk

Alternative dates or locations

To register your interest in alternative dates and locations for this course please email courses@propertymark.co.uk.



Level: Advanced 
CPD: 7 hours

face to face

Face to Face

Meet Your Trainer

Aidan Reed, ARLA Trainer

Aidan Reed

Aidan has been involved in the property sector for over 30 years. A Chartered Surveyor who built his own multi-disciplinary Residential practice including both Sales, professional and Student Letting and Management. Still actively involved with over 200 landlords in the Student and HMO sector in the University town of Loughborough.

Aidan has been a member of the NAEA since 1989 and has a passion for education and served on the NFoPP board for 5 years.


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