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New training programme launched for landlords in Northern Ireland

A new training academy for landlords, letting agents and other property professionals has been launched by TDS Northern Ireland, the Belfast based tenancy deposit protection scheme.

Tenancy deposit protection, tenancy management and adjudication, are among the issues that the three part programme will take an in-depth look at, following on from the success of a similar course across England and Wales.

The training has been designed to equip delegates with knowledge on the legal aspects of tenancy deposit protection, as well as best practice tenancy management, with the final course focusing on dispute resolution.


The training will count towards Continuous Professional Development (CPD) with professional bodies such as ARLA, NAEA and RICS and will give delegates access to expert and practical advice from senior colleagues of TDS Northern Ireland.

Reflecting on the new training academy, managing director of TDS Northern Ireland Ben Beadle said: “As the largest tenancy deposit scheme provider in Northern Ireland and the only which is not for profit, we are keen to equip the sector with the latest advice and the very best of practices when it comes to managing a tenancy successfully.  Our new Academy will provide a unique collection of courses for property professionals, which will mean that tenants are in the very best of hands.”

The training is open to all landlords, letting agents and property professionals with a preferential rate for TDS Northern Ireland members - and the TDS is offering a 20% early bird discount rate for all bookings made by the 12 August 2016, with the early bird rate meaning prices start from £60 per course.

The Academy welcomes landlords and letting agents regardless as to which scheme they use to protect their deposits and it will provide a great opportunity to meet the experts and learn more about tenancy deposit protection, with a course available to suit everyone.

Sam Dickey, spokesperson for RICS Northern Ireland, commented: “RICS welcomes the extension of the training to Northern Ireland. It is important that professionals across the sector continually refresh their knowledge and make sure they are managing tenancies and deposits effectively.”

Bookings can be made by clicking here

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