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Following the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 coming into force, InventoryBase Academy now enable clerks and letting agents to understand the parameters of the new law.

As of 20th March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act came into force across the country. The act was designed to ensure all rented accommodation is of a good standard, giving tenants means of redress against landlords who neglect responsibility and provide substandard property.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government advise, ‘Landlords who do not maintain safe properties prevent the operation of an effective and competitive rental market where all landlords operate on an equal footing. This Act provides an additional means for tenants to seek redress by giving them the power to hold their landlord to account without having to rely on their local authority to do so’.

InventoryBase Academy are committed to providing inventory clerks and letting agents with the most up-to-date and useful training for their students – new and established property reporting professionals.

The Homes Fit For Human Habitation (FFHH) guidance provided by InventoryBase Academy is completely free, and gives industry professionals guidance to understand the components of the act we have designed a template that mirrors all 29 risk categories.

The free Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) guidance also includes information around:

  • explaining both the hazard and risk
  • highlighting those persons deemed most vulnerable / at risk
  • what the potential issues of each risk are
  • indicating the 3 risk category options
  • offers additional example issues and actions

Sian Hemming-Metcalfe, Head of Training & Development for InventoryBase Academy said:

“We’re proud to have recently launched free guidance within the academy for professionals across the industry. We hope the guidance and templates provided will enable clerks and agents to conduct efficient and fair inspections in accordance with the new guidelines recently brought into force.”

Access the FREE Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Guidance here.

Other courses include “Learn how to produce professional property reports” & “Legionella risk assessments” – sign up free at InventoryBase Academy now.