The DPS launches free online course for landlords

Ryan Fowler

May 28, 2020

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The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) and safeagent have created a free, online course to enable landlords to start tenancies off on the right footing.

The interactive e-module, was produced in partnership with safeagent, the not-for-profit letting agent accreditation scheme, and covers tenancies in normal circumstances.

Designed to highlight best practice for landlords, the module covers tenancy agreements,  receiving and protecting deposits, check-in and check-out inventories, what makes a good tenancy agreement, types of deposits and information landlords must by law supply to tenants.

The module is the second in a suite of four created with safeagent, which together form part of an accredited award.

Matt Trevett, managing director at The DPS, said: “Our latest online module with safeagent provides detailed information on the best way to initiate a successful tenancy.

“It’s vital that the industry keeps working together to share knowledge and support each other during these difficult times, so we’re pleased to be able to continue to engage with landlords and letting agents on tenancy best practice now that the government has eased restrictions on moving house for renters.”

Isobel Thomson, chief executive officer at safeagent, said: ”Our elearning modules in collaboration with The DPS enable lettings agents to ensure that they are meeting their responsibilities to tenants and creating the optimal start to a tenancy.”

Learners can also complete a test to check their understanding and will receive an eCertificate upon completion of the module, said The DPS.

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