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Renters (Reform) Bill course for letting agents unveiled

RentTech platform Goodlord has launched a course designed to equip letting agents with the skills they need to navigate the upcoming implementation of the Renters (Reform) Bill.

The course is free and CPD-accredited, consisting of ten modules. It can be completed across 60 minutes, either all at once or across multiple sittings.

Modules include: guidance on how to navigate the abolition of Section 21 and implement the new Section 8 rules; the role and powers of the Property Ombudsman; and what to expect from the new property portal.

The content has been designed by the lettings specialists at Goodlord and includes insights from Goodlord’s Oli Sherlock, legal expert Ryan Heaven, and head of the property redress scheme, Sean Hooker.

Costas Frangeskou, Goodlord’s director of growth, said: “We’re really pleased to launch what we believe is the industry’s first course on the Renters (Reform) Bill – something which is on track to shake up the lettings market when it finally becomes law.

“Being across the details will mean agents can offer further value to their landlords and help them navigate these changes, as well as understand how these reforms will affect their own businesses and ensure they plan accordingly.”

The course will also touch on lessons learned from the roll-out of similar legislation in Scotland and Wales, as well as advice on what changes agents should be implementing now, before the bill is passed into law.

The course comes with additional resources which can be shared with colleagues and landlords, as well as a CPD certificate for the individuals who successfully pass the course.