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ARMA ONLINE TRAINING

As you are aware, we are all in unprecedented times. We know that the COVID-19 Pandemic will have an impact on people and companies on an unparalleled scale and exactly how it will unfold is still uncertain.

Recently imposed restrictions to daily life have forced us to quickly adopt different ways of working, learning and connecting with each other.

We know that social distancing measures will be in place for the foreseeable future and during this time ARMA has adapted its classroom training courses and will now offer them as live online training.

We are aware during these difficult times that training courses will need to be run to suit our members needs and rather than running a full-day course over one full-day we are running these over consecutive days to allow you to plan your day accordingly around this. Full details of the dates and times are provided on each course by selecting READ MORE/BOOK.

We are able to offer block bookings to members at a further discounted rate and also provide online in-house training courses for your staff. Please also contact us directly for further information on this: training@arma.org.uk

 

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In-House Courses

We can run most of our courses in-house.
For further information email our training department or call 020 7978 2607.

ARMA has an extensive professional training programme that covers all areas of residential leasehold management, legal, health & safety, accounting, insurance, RMC/RTM company management, site staff, human resources and general interest. Beginner, intermediate, advanced and refresher levels are available so there is something for everyone.

We have also created career pathways for staff in the block management sector and for people wishing to move from lettings into block management.

You can view all of our training courses below and in our Training Programme brochure

You can book our training below.

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TC1: INTRODUCTION TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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A 6-hour course being run over 3 days (2-hours per day) by ARMA’s Technical Officer, for those new to residential leasehold property management. It will provide an overview of the controls and processes required to effectively manage a leasehold block.

Online - 6 hours over 3 days (2 hours per day)

— 20/09/21 - 22/09/21 [Sold Out]

Online 17-19 Nov 6-hrs (2 hours each day)

— 17/11/21 - 19/11/21 [Sold Out]

Online 15-17 Dec 6-hrs (2 hours per day)

— 15/12/21 - 17/12/21

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TC39 READING LEASES

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A 6-hour course being be run over 2 consecutive days (3-hours per day) where you will be learning to read leases constructively and understanding the practical application of the principles.

Online-6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 18/10/21 - 19/10/21 [Limited]

Online-6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 08/12/21 - 09/12/21

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TC11: Residential Service Charge Accounts Guidance

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A 2 day interactive webinar discussion addressing best practice for service charge accounting.

Online-6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 01/12/21 - 02/12/21

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TC53: MANAGING CONTRACTORS AND IMPLEMENTING CDM 2015

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A 6 hour course covering a managing agents’ duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 when instructing or employing contractors and the duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 when the work ‘requires construction skills and uses construction materials’. It will help you understand your legal duties and will explain what actions you need to take to comply with those duties. Please note that this course will not address Section 20 issues which are the subject of a separate course.

Online 6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 22/11/21 - 23/11/21

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TC59: MANAGING YOUR FIRST PORTFOLIO – LEGAL WORKSHOP

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A 6-hour course being be run over 2 consecutive days (3-hours per day). Being a property manager is a demanding job; on any given day you can be required to demonstrate a variety of skills and knowledge. In this interactive legal workshop, we’ll explore some of the common legal challenges that you might face and how to deal with them. This workshop will be based around a fictional block and a copy of its specimen lease and Articles of Association will be provided to all delegates for ‘pre-reading’.

Online - 6 hours (2 hours per day)

— 26/10/21 - 28/10/21

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TC27 The Procedural and Technical Issues of Section 20

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A 6-hour course being be run over 3 consecutive days (2-hours per day) covering the requirements and procedures of Section 20 (qualifying works and qualifying long term agreements), exemptions, OJEU Public Notices and the growing body of Case Law.

Online 6 hours (2 hours per day)

— 03/11/21 - 05/11/21

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TC62: FIRE SAFETY MANAGEMENT (SENIOR-LEVEL) FOR RESIDENTIAL MANAGING AGENTS

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This course is for directors and senior managers responsible for fire safety management in residential blocks of flats. The course explains the guidance given in ARMA’s Fire Safety Management in Flats publication and provides leasehold and legal tools that can be used to enforce leaseholder fire safety compliance.

Online 6 hours (2 hours each day)

— 20/10/21 - 22/10/21

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TC55: INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS

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A 6-hour course being run over 2 consecutive days (3-hours per day). This course is designed to introduce new entrants to the sector to the minimum Health & Safety knowledge essential to their career path. This course is not intending to turn beginners or new on-site staff into Fire Safety Risk Assessors, CDM experts, etc. merely to furnish them with the awareness to perform the day job safely and give comfort to their employers.

Online 6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 01/11/21 - 02/11/21

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TC66: INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SAFETY FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS

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A 6-hour course being be run over 2 consecutive days (3-hours per day). This course is provided for block managers looking to learn the basics of fire safety for residential buildings. It gives basic information for managing the fire risks of common parts of blocks of flats and delves in to the essential grounding of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. At the end of this course, you will understand who is responsible for what and why in terms of fire safety and will have a basic knowledge of the changes happening in this all-important area of block management.

Online 6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 28/09/21 - 29/09/21

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TC68: COMMUNAL HEATING FOR APARTMENT BLOCKS - HALF DAY COURSE

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This 2-hour immersion session is essential for any Managing Agent with a new-build block. Looking closely at the evolving energy landscape and new challenges affecting Managing Agents’ responsibilities, this bespoke and practical course will provide members with specific knowledge to ensure compliance under the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014.

Online 2.5 hrs

— 27/09/21 - 27/09/21

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TC37: RIGHT TO MANAGE: THE PROCESS AND THE PITFALLS

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A 6-hour course being be run over 2 consecutive days (3-hours per day) The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 provides another route for leaseholder empowerment and a method for taking control of a building. But the simple process envisaged by the Act has not come to pass and technical problems and pitfalls aplenty exist to catch the unwary. Moreover, the process of acquisition of management functions and the extent of those functions is not as user-friendly as property managers or leaseholders might wish. This one-day course deals with both the legal process and the practical issues arising from RTM claims.

Online 6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 15/11/21 - 16/11/21

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TC44: INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING FOR SERVICE CHARGES

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A 6-hour course being be run over 2 consecutive days (3-hours per day) walking through the financial year of a property. This course is aimed at individuals with less than 18 months experience in the industry.

Online-6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 07/10/21 - 08/10/21 [Limited]

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TC81: LIFT MANAGEMENT - HALF DAY COURSE

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This 4-hour webinar session will introduce managing agents and property managers to lifts, lift maintenance and their responsibilities under legislation. Participants will gain an understanding of how a lift functions, lift maintenance management, applicable codes and standards and how to plan for when a lift reaches the end of its service life.

Online-4 hours

— 23/09/21 - 23/09/21

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TC83 : DEVELOPING RESILIENCE

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This practical and highly engaging 6-hour course being run over 3 consecutive days (2-hours per day) provides delegates with a range of tools and techniques to develop and maintain their own resilience, providing significant benefits to mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Online-6 hours (2 hours per day)

— 08/11/21 - 10/11/21

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TC84: DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP

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This interactive and engaging 7.5-hour course being run over 3 consecutive days (2.5-hours per day - with 30 minutes each day for questions), covers practical solutions to today’s leadership challenges and the resources to develop resilient, engaged and trusting teams.

Online - 7.5 hours over 3 days (2.5 hours per day)

— 04/10/21 - 06/10/21

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W1: DEALING WITH PROBLEMS OF SHORT-TERM (AND NIGHTLY) LETTING OF FLATS

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Even the briefest of visits to websites, such as Airbnb, reveal the common problem of residential flats being let out on a short-term (and often nightly) basis. Many managing agents are facing these problems across their portfolio. In this webinar, we’ll explore some of the issues and challenges faced by this kind of short- term letting. The focus of this webinar is on the potential clauses of leases that might be breached by this behaviour, and the potential recourse a management company or landlord may have.

Online - 1 hour webinar

— 27/09/21 - 27/09/21

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W2: LEASEHOLD ASSIGNMENT: WHO’S LIABLE FOR THE ARREARS?

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Leasehold properties change hands on a regular basis. If there are service charges which haven’t been settled, what happens to those arrears on any sale, transfer or disposition? Who should be pursued: the outgoing leaseholder or the incoming one? And what procedure can (and should) be followed? In this webinar, we’ll explore the practicalities of dealing with arrears of service charges when leasehold properties are assigned.

Online - 1 hour webinar

— 29/11/21 - 29/11/21

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W9: DEALING WITH PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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During the life of a lease, the leasehold interest is likely to be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of. And the lease will set out the requirements that outgoing (and incoming) lessees need to adhere to. In this webinar we’ll explore the typical requirements found in leases, and consider how managing agents should approach and enforce compliance with those requirements.

Online - 1 hour webinar

— 29/11/21 - 29/11/21

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W3: GDPR – DEALING WITH SUBJECT ACCESS REQUESTS

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GDPR gives individuals a variety of rights. One of those rights is a right of access, commonly referred to as subject access. Every data subject has the right to obtain a copy of their personal data, to help them understand how and why their data is being used, and to check that it is being used lawfully. In this webinar, we’ll explore what the right of access is, how a subject access request might be made, and how a managing agent should deal with any request.

Online-1 hour webinar

— 24/09/21 - 24/09/21

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W4: GDPR – HANDLING DATA BREACHES

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The GDPR defines a personal data breach as “a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure, or access to, personal data”. In this webinar, we’ll explore what a data breach is, and the typical protection, investigation and internal reporting procedures agents should have in place. We also consider some examples which will help agents when they are making decisions about whether or not to advise the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) or effective individuals about a data breach.

Online - 1 hour webinar

— 24/09/21 - 24/09/21

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TC101: RESIDENT DIRECTORS TRAINING

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Becoming a Resident Director for your block of flats can be a daunting prospect – whether you have a managing agent to assist you or not. The lease is written in legal gobbledygook – there are literally hundreds of laws which you must abide by – and you’re responsible for your neighbours’ money and their homes. As unpaid jobs go – this role has immense responsibilities for literally zero financial reward. Are you mad!?

Online 6 hours (2 hours per day)

— 28/09/21 - 30/09/21

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TC103: PROPERTY TRANSFERS – IMPLICATIONS FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS

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Leasehold properties change hands on a regular basis. During the life of a lease, the leasehold interest is likely to be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of. And the lease will set out the requirements that outgoing (and incoming) lessees need to adhere to. In this training course, we’ll explore the typical requirements found in leases relating to property transfers, equipping attendees with the confidence to read leases constructively and deal with the process to ensure a smooth transfer of the property to the purchaser. We’ll also consider how managing agents should approach and enforce compliance with those requirements. We’ll also consider the position on arrears. If there are service charges which haven’t been settled, what happens to those arrears on any sale, transfer or disposition? Who should be pursued: the outgoing leaseholder or the incoming one? And what procedure can (and should) be followed?

Online - 6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 30/09/21 - 01/10/21

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TC102: COMPANY DIRECTORS AND SECRETARIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Residents’ Management Companies and RTM companies are subject to the same rules and regulations as all other limited companies in England and Wales. This online training course highlights the key responsibilities and duties of Company Secretaries and Directors in relation to RMCs and RTM companies.

Online - 6 hours (3 hours per day)

— 25/11/21 - 26/11/21

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W11 DEALING WITH SECTION 20B: THE “18 MONTH RULE”

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There are a raft of contractual and statutory restrictions on the recovery of service charges, and failures to comply can result in lessees withholding payment of service charges. In some cases, the effects are suspensory and failures can be corrected. In other cases, failures are fatal to the recovery of those service charges. Failing to comply with Section 20B (or the so-called 18 month rule) can result in stale (and unrecoverable) service charges; something all managing agents want to avoid. In this webinar, we’ll explore the 18 month rule in some detail, and look at what it means for managing agents in practice. We’ll consider the latest case law on this topic, and offer some practical guidance for agents to try and avoid stale service charges.

Online 1-hour

— 01/11/21 - 01/11/21

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TC104 - EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT

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Time management is a term that we often use but, we can’t actually ‘manage’ time. We can’t slow it down or speed it up. However, what we can do is understand how to use our time more effectively to be more productive and get more ‘stuff’ done.

Online 9.30am-12.30pm

— 24/11/21 - 24/11/21

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TC86: CONCIERGE TRAINING COURSE

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A comprehensive three-day programme to train new and existing site-based staff in the three key areas they need: Fire Awareness; Health & Safety; and Customer Service training. The role of the concierge is a safety critical one and it should also be remembered that they are the most frequent point of contact with your company that most residents have. The course can be taken as a whole, or as individual days.

Online - 1, 2 or 3 day course

— 17/05/21 - 17/05/22 (Ongoing)

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