As Landlords and Agents of privately rented accommodation, you must ensure you manage your properties in a business-like manner and have knowledge of the requirements of private renting and the relevant legislation. You are required to complete a one-day training course in order to become accredited.
We have put together a training course involving workshops delivering a comprehensive understanding of the legislation and technical aspects of managing a property. The workshops are free and will be run for a maximum of 80 delegates.

We can make provisions for disabled candidates and those with a variety of special needs, e.g. language barrier. 

What the training includes:

  • Management Regulations - An overview of the requirements of the landlord's statutory requirements under the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006
  • The Housing Health & Safety Rating System, (HHSRS) - An introduction and overview of the HHSRS and the 29 associated hazards; emphasis will be placed on the more often encountered deficiencies. Understanding the concept of Categories and how to mitigate Category 1 hazards in accordance with the requirements of the HHSRS Operating Guidance.
  • HMO Licensing - The requirements of the HMO licensing scheme, applications, documentation etc. 
  • Tenancy Relations - An introduction to the legal requirements of assured shorthold tenancy agreements and the requirements for possession etc.
  • Electrical Safety Standards –  An overview of the requirements under The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

Training dates

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended classroom-based training, however, this is now offered online. Please do not come to the Council House to undertake training.

New to the scheme?
Apply for CLAS and book your training session

Note that to have your attendance approved, you are required to answer 5 questions, which will be asked during the session. You need to submit the answers to these questions within 7 days of the training date via our online survey, no answers will be accepted after the 7 days.  Please also note that you are required to obtain a pass mark of 80% or more to become accredited. If you get a mark of less than 80%, you will be required to attend a further training session.

Online training session dates

  • 12 December 2022
  • 16 January 2023
  • 13 February 2023
  • 13 March 2023
  • 17 April 2023
  • 15 May 2023

Coventry City Council promotes equality and diversity qualities on a daily basis and as part of this approach, we offer an accessible translation service to people whose first language is not English or who have sensory impairment. On request, we can turn on the ability for captioning (subtitles) on our CLAS training session in a language of your choice out of the following:

  • Afrikaans (South Africa)
  • Arabic (Egypt)
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
  • Catalan
  • Chinese (Simplified, PRC)
  • Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Creole (Haiti)
  • Croatian (Croatia)
  • Czech (Czech Republic)
  • Danish (Denmark)
  • Dutch (Netherlands)
  • Estonian (Estonia)
  • Filipino (Philippines)
  • Finnish (Finland)
  • French (France)
  • German (Germany)
  • Greek (Greece)
  • Hebrew (Israel)
  • Hindi (India)
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian (Hungary)
  • Indonesian
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Japanese (Japan)
  • Klingon
  • Korean (Korea)
  • Latvian (Latvia)
  • Lithuanian (Lithuania)
  • Malagasy (Madagascar)
  • Malay (Malaysia)
  • Maltese (Malta)
  • Norwegian (Norway)
  • Persian (Iran)
  • Polish (Poland
  • Portuguese (Brazil
  • Queretaro Otomi
  • Romanian (Romania
  • Russian (Russia
  • Samoan
  • Serbian (Latin
  • Serbian Cyrillic
  • Slovak (Slovakia
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish (Spain
  • Swahili (Kenya
  • Swedish (Sweden
  • Tahitian
  • Thai (Thailand
  • Tongan
  • Turkish (Turkey
  • Ukrainian (Ukraine
  • Urdu (Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Vietnamese (Vietnam
  • Welsh (United Kingdom
  • Yucatec Maya

Please note that requesting subtitles in any of the above languages must be requested via email ( at least 24 hours before the session.

Due to the system limitations, we are only able to have up to 5 different translation subtitles active during each session.

Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 5467