Buy to let Property Course
If you are looking for formal qualifications in buy to let property investment, there are no formal qualifications as such. You do not need any formal training to become a property landlord. However, a number of organisations offer training courses on the law and day-to-day practicalities of being a landlord, including:
The NLA, which also runs courses and workshops from time to time. See www.landlords.org.uk/events.asp for details.
The RLA, lists current courses
The ARLA, which lists a range of courses at www.arla.co.uk/training.
The Landlord Zone website, which has a useful listing of the main training providers at www.landlordzone.co.uk/dir/courses-training.htm.
There are also other areas in which you can potentially improve your skills to help you manage your buy to let business better. You can look to improving your skills in areas like basic bookkeeping, marketing or negotiation.
There are various places that offer basic courses including the following:
City and Guilds (www.city-and-guilds.co.uk) runs an Introductory Certificate and a
Learndirect – You can search their website (www.learndirect-business.co.uk) to find courses in your area.
Certificate in Starting your Business, which you may find useful. The property courses outline the key knowledge areas required to set up a small business, including researching your market, business equipment and supplies, budgeting, small business law, and creating a business plan.