Rent to Rent Training
Rent to Rent


Get the real low down on what 'rent to rent' really means with this special training -

Based on the recorded talks from our 'Rent to Rent Day' on 4th November 2020.

This is the video about the original event but it applies equally to the recorded event.

The Rent to Rent Dream:

‘Rent to rent’ is often sold as a fantastic model for would-be landlords who are not in a position to buy their own property:

Why waste money buying your own property‘ the ‘rent to rent’ property Guru’s tell you, “when you can earn good money as a landlord using someone else’s property?

Rent to rent is also often a dream sold to property owners:

‘Why spend all that time managing your property when we can deal with all the hassle for you and pay you a regular rent’ you may be told.  ‘All  you have to do is lie back and enjoy the money!’

In some cases ‘rent to rent’ arrangements can work well.  Sometimes. 

But beware – if it sounds too good to be true – it probably is!  There are many, many horror stories of people who have been caught out and lost thousands of pounds by following the ‘rent to rent’ dream.

After completing this training you will

Option to purchase a special rent to rent agreement

One of the most important elements of a successful ‘rent to rent’ arrangement is having a properly drafted agreement.

As part of this course, David Smith has drafted up a special ‘rent to rent’ agreement which will be available for you to buy.  Either as part of the course fee (which is the cheaper option) or, if you have purchased the ‘training only’ option, you can buy it later via the training page.

The agreement is:

The agreement will be available (to purchasers) via a special download page linked from the training page.

The trainers

David Smith

David Smith

David is a solicitor and partner at JMW Solicitors. He is well known as an expert on landlord & tenant law and is well versed with rent to rent problems, having helped many distraught landlords.

Neli Borisova

Neli Borisova

Neli is a solicitor at JMW Solicitors and works closely with David helping landlords with landlord & tenant law and 'rent to rent' issues.

Bernard Ralph

Bernard Ralph

Bernard is a solicitor and partner at JMW Solicitors specialising in planning work and Local Authority licensing

Tessa Shepperson

Tessa Shepperson

Tessa is a solicitor and the owner of the Landlord Law service. She is a specialist landlord & tenant lawyer and was the event host on the day.

About the training talks:

  • What is rent to rent?

    Speaker: David Smith

    Topics covered include models, differences from agency, who is involved, upstream relationships, downstream relationships, the legal status of the parties

  • Property Owners

    Speaker: Neli Borisova

    Topics covered include - who are you dealing with?, financial status, guarantees, rights, contract, forfeiture, options, end of tenancy, sub-letting terms

  • HMOs and Planning

    Speaker: Bernard Ralph

    Topics covered include - what is planning, what is an HMO, HMOs and single households, planning enforcement, HMO watchouts.

  • Rent to Renters

    Speaker: David Smith

    Topics covered include - Who are you marketing to, what market is there and where is it, what sort of property do you want, budgeting, proper agreement, legal rights, regulatory responsibilities, ethical business issues

  • Problems

    Speaker: David Smith

    Topics covered include - upstream contracts, quality, responsibilities, regulation, downstream contracts, ensuring payment, tenancy or licence, regulatory intervention, insolvency

  • Q&A

    David Smith, Bernard Ralph and Neli Borisova

    Answering questions from delegates at the live event.

About this online training:

The ‘Rent to Rent Day’ training is on a password protected page where you will find:

  • Recordings of all the talks
  • The speakers’ presentations
  • Two separate recordings about JMW Solicitors and Landlord Law and how they can help rent to rent landlords
  • Some ‘bonus’ video content

You will be able to access the training page for a period of one year.  Giving you plenty of time to watch and re-watch the training videos.

Mobile friendly websites

Both the event website and the Rent to Rent day page (which will be hosted on Landlord Law) are mobile responsive.  

So you will be able to access them on your smartphone as well as your desktop, laptop and tablet devices. 

However, note that the documents and presentations will not display properly on a smartphone so you will need to use ideally a laptop or desktop computer to use them.

Be aware that this training course is wholly electronic. Nothing is sent out by post.

Your Questions Answered:

Can I cancel if the course is not appropriate for me?

A: Yes, you can cancel during the first 30 days after purchase and will receive a full refund under our guarantee. This does not affect your statutory rights.

How do I get access to the course material?

A: Immediately after purchase, you will be logged in as a course member and re-directed to a thank you page which will contain a link to the training page. To access this page later you will need to log into the site - full details will be provided.

What if I can’t access the training or if the software doesn't work on my computer?

A: It should do, the course is hosted on a normal WordPress site and protected by standard membership software used all over the world. However, if it does not work for your system, you can cancel and receive a refund under our guarantee.

How long do I get access?

A: You will get access to the course material for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

I am based in  Wales, is this training suitable for me?

A: This training is aimed more at an English audience but much of it will be relevant for you.

I am based in Scotland, is the training suitable for me?

A: No,  Scotland has a different legal system, as does Northern Ireland.  This training is only really suitable for landlords and agents managing property in England (and maybe Wales) and for their advisers.

I am a Landlord Law member – is this training included in my membership?

A: No.  However, all Landlord Law 'Business Level' members will get an automatic discount of 10% provided you are logged in at the time of purchase

Can I see the rent to rent agreement before I buy it?

A: I am afraid not, this is not possible with digital products. However, if you decide it is totally unsuitable for you we may consider giving a refund. But note that this is at our discretion. The course guarantee does not apply to the tenancy agreement.

If I get the version with the agreement when can I access it?

A: You can access the agreement immediately - it is on a special password-protected download page linked from the main training page (towards the bottom).

Does this event include CPD?

A: No. However if there is a demand for this we may provide CPD later as a pay extra option

Can I ask questions?

A: Not as part of the course. However, we do have a separate 1-hour telephone advice service where you can discuss your situation with David Smith. This service is only available to course members and costs £260.00 including VAT.

I prefer not to pay online – can I pay by BACS or cheque?

A: No.  We only accept payment via our online system.  However, you can elect to pay by either credit / debit card or PayPal.

I am having difficulty making payment - what can I do?

A: You will see a green button at the bottom right to the screen. Click this and ask for support. We can chat to you and talk you through the process.

If I get the version without the agreement can I upgrade later?

A: No, but the agreement will be available to purchase via the training page at the slightly higher price of £360 (including VAT).

Our guarantee to you

If you find the course is unsuitable for you in any way – all you need to do is email us requesting a cancellation not later than 30 days after purchase, giving your reason why.

We will then cancel your purchase (and your access) and refund your money within 14 days.

Note that this does not apply to the separate Rent to Rent Agreement.  Refunds for this will be at our discretion only.

How to book and pay for the Rent to Rent Training

Note – all links will open in a new tab or window.

There are two purchase options for you:

Training only – £120 (£100 + VAT)

This includes

  • Access to the Rent to Rent Training page – where you will find:
    • Recordings of all the talks on our Rent to Rent Day on 4/11/20
    • Pdf versions of the speakers’ presentations
    • Some bonus material
    • Options to purchase the rent to rent agreement (if you did not buy the agreement included option)
    • Option to purchase a 1 hour telephone advice session with David Smith at an additional fee of £260 (including VAT)
  • Access to the Rent to Rent training will last for 1 year after purchase

Training + Agreement – £420 (£350 + VAT)

This includes all the event only benefits plus

  • The special ‘Rent to Rent’ tenancy agreement and

The Rent to Rent agreement will be available via a special download page linked from the main training page.


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Feedback from delegates at our training events:

Feedback from our Rent to Rent Day

"Essential grounding in the considerations to be taken ahead of embarking on a R2R strategy. Really debunks the "easy money/cash building" preached by property gurus."
"Very useful information. The stark realities of "rent to rent" rather than the hyped gurus version of it."
Rodina Campbell
"This event was a great value for money, the quality of the information was great."
Claiton Silva
Property Manager

Feedback from our HMO Day:

"Relevant and credible subject matter experts - well balanced between the key HMO dimensions of poachers and gamekeepers."
Company Let
"Landlord Law HMO training day has been an excellent opportunity to hear from a range of experts in this specialist field. The detailed information was delivered in a very clear and concise manner and questions readily discussed. I would recommend this course to everyone involved with HMO properties."
London house