Landlords invited to one-day safety course

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Landlords are being invited to attend a one-day course which will cover the essentials in ensuring they are providing a safe property to tenants.

The course organised by Northumberland County Council in partnership with the National Landlords Association, will be held at County Hall in Morpeth on Tuesday, August 18, from 9am to 5pm.

The course will cover a range of topics including:

Gas requirements and cooker safety

Electrical wiring, changes to regulations and dangers of child safety covers

Legionella

Asbestos

Working at a height

Insurance considerations

Fire risk assessments

Carbon monoxide

Product recalls

Redundant back boilers

Wardrobe safety

The programme is priced at £80 per person and will also give attendees the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session and network with fellow landlords.

Coun Allan Hepple, cabinet member for economic growth at Northumberland County Council, said: “The council wants to work with private landlords to continue to improve the quality of privately rented accommodation throughout Northumberland and to warrant that all private tenants live in safe, quality housing.

“The course delivered in partnership with the National Landlord’s Association demonstrates our long-term commitment in providing a dedicated provision on the latest information and guidance for private landlords in Northumberland.”

Northumberland County Council’s Private Sector team provides information, advice and support to both landlords and tenants in the Northumberland area including a Tenant Accreditation Scheme which provides landlords with a free reference checking service, a Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme and a Landlords Development Forum which offers landlords the chance to keep up-to-date with current legislation.

Places on the course can be booked by contacting the Private Sector Team on (01670) 623053 or by emailing privatesectorhousing@northumberland.gov.uk