Understanding HHSRS and HMOs

This course will explain the complex areas of Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) and the House Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) at an advanced level. The session will begin by outlining the definition of an HMO, as well as the relevant licensing and standards. It will also cover crucial legislation all agents must know, such the HMO Management regulations.

Attendees will also come away from the course with an understanding of the HHSRS, the mechanisms of assessments and enforcement notices. They will also learn how to handle the HHSRS on a practical level, including how to appeal decisions.  


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

  • The Oxford Belfry, OX9 2JW - Wednesday 6th June 2018 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £175.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £249.00 (+VAT)
  • Novotel London West, W6 8DR - Wednesday 27th June 2018 09:15 - 16:30
    Only 1 space available
    Member Price: £175.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £249.00 (+VAT)
  • Cheshire - Exact Location TBC - Wednesday 12th September 2018 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £175.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £249.00 (+VAT)
  • Propertymark Westminster, SW1P 3JS - Wednesday 28th November 2018 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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Property Management Course

CPD: 7 hours
Level: Foundation

Members: £175+VAT
Non-members: £249+VAT

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