Residents get helping hand from new partnership

Martin Winn, director of professional development at CIH, said: “We are very excited about this new programme. NOCN has considerable experience in awarding this type of qualification and, with CIH support and endorsement, we can see this qualification as the sector’s standard for helping some new tenants take on a tenancy.”

The level one pre-tenancy course will help to give people the confidence and practical skills to tackle the challenges involved in taking on a new tenancy. It will help them to understand more about their rights and responsibilities as a tenant and let them know what they can expect from their landlord too.

Graham Hasting- Evans, managing director at NOCN said: “When suddenly faced with the costs involved in running a home, confusing forms to fill in and the everyday tasks involved in looking after a home and being a good neighbour, some people just don’t know what to do.”

It is hoped the course will give tenants the chance to avoid problems, like falling into debt or causing anti-social behaviour by giving them the skills to avoid tricky situations.

For more information visit www.nocn.org.uk

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