An initiative between the Residential Landlords Association and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Charitable Foundation will help charities and other organisations offer free training to landlords and tenants on ‘how to rent’.
The idea, called train2rent, will see groups such as housing associations, trusts and residents’ groups given access to new training packs, allowing them to then go on to deliver a course about renting a property.
There will be separate packs for landlords and tenants, which will include the course presentation and workbook, a timetable for the trainer and practical exercises.
The landlord resource will include details of legal responsibilities, Right to Rent checks, protecting deposits and starting and ending a tenancy. The tenant resource covers topics including the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, how to find a property and different types of tenancies.
“It’s been a common theme in the bids we have received that small organisations have wanted funding to produce educational materials or host a workshop. The trustees felt that our money was better spent commissioning a set of materials that these groups could use, free of charge, to deliver the same outcome” explains the chair of the TDS Charitable Foundation, Martin Partington.
The course applies to properties located in England and the licence to use the resources will last for 30 days. You can get more details here.