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Carbon Monoxide Awareness (Half Day) Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to help organisations in your area become more aware of the sources, signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, understand what to do if you suspect CO may be present and learn of resources that can help you raise awareness.

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CIH offering Accredited Landlord course to LANI Members

New Evening course offered by CIH to LANI Members – Would you like to complete some Landlord training specifically for the NI Region but can’t make it to a daytime course? If you are a member of LANI you can register now – for more information please contact the office by email.

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LPS update re landlord Rates Bills for 2018/19

LPS has identified a printing anomaly on the remittance advice summary and reply form on the rates bills for 2018/2019 issued to Landlords who own more than one property. The Total Amount Due column has been incorrectly populated with the discounted amount due.

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Court rules Administration fees charged by NI Letting Agent be returned

Belfast County Court has ordered a Letting Agent to return an administration fee which was charged to the tenant of a property prior to the commencement of his tenancy.
The Court found that the fees charged to the Tenant were void under the provisions of the 1986 Order and that the Tenant is entitled to have the fees returned to him. – The ruling could affect many letting agents and may result in a change in the practices of charges – sign in to read more

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The government’s universal credit system is not – and may never – deliver value for money, according to a public spending watchdog.

Universal credit has been introduced in England and which is already used in parts of N Ireland. In a recent highly critical report, the National Audit Office (NAO) concludes that the single payment scheme may cost more than the benefits system it replaces. It added that it might never be known if it will achieve its stated goal to increase employment.

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I joined LANI because I felt I needed more support and information than I had been getting. In attending the General Meetings I have met many other landlords who face the same issues as myself and I have been able to keep myself up to date with the changes taking place.

SP, Lisburn

I joined LANI because it seemed like the most professional body representing landlords in Northern Ireland. I wouldn’t have known about the changes to the landlords rates or saved myself that 15% on all my properties.

LJ, Dungannon

I have found my membership very beneficial. I now belong to an organisation that is dedicated to our profession and which knows the laws and legislation that go along with it. They are able to keep us up to date with impending changes and represent the Private Landlord at many levels of Government.

JMcS, Newcastle

The advice line is brilliant; whenever I have a problem the office staff takes my enquiry and someone gets back to me with the most up-to-date information.

KR, Portadown