A Legal Conference for Landlords

by Tessa Shepperson

8:26 AM, 26th April 2018
About 5 months ago

A Legal Conference for Landlords

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A Legal Conference for Landlords

One of the best ways to get up to date with the law quickly is to attend the Landlord Law Conference, sponsored by TDS.

And a discount is offered for Property 118 readers.

This is a difficult time for landlords.  The Government, having woken up to the fact that young people living in overpriced, substandard HMOs are unlikely to vote Tory, are trying to deal with the issue of poor housing in the cheapest way they can – by regulation.

The problem for landlords is that tenants outnumber them, so their vote is less important.

  • The result?  A shedload of new rules and regulations and increasingly tough penalties for non-compliance.
  • The answer?  Make sure that you keep abreast of all new changes, and ensure you are fully compliant.

Recent regulation changes have been to section 21 notices, tenancy deposit rules, Local Authority enforcement powers, letting agent fees, banning orders, and new minimum energy efficiency standards. New regulations on their way include new HMO regulations, the tenant fee ban, letting agent regulation and a new ombudsman / complaints service.

The Landlord Law Conference

One of the best ways to get up to date with the law quickly is to attend the Landlord Law Conference.  This is an annual event we have been running since 2013.

It is a proper training event – ALL the talks are delivered by legal specialists, most of them qualified solicitors or barristers.  There are ten talks of ½ hour each so we are able to deliver a lot of information in a short space of time.

Talks this year are:

  • The Year in Review – where barrister Sam Madge-Wyld gives an overview of all the legal changes and case law over the past year and gives a brief outline of what is to come
  • ‘Rent to Rent’ Pitfalls and Procedures – from solicitor and RLA policy Director David Smith
  • Tenancy Agreements and the Courts – from housing barrister Peter Marcus
  • Letting Agent Regulation – from ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox
  • Tax Update – from tax consultant Philip Hunt
  • Tenancy Deposit Adjudications – from TDS Head of Dispute Resolution, Mike Morgan
  • HMO Update – a second talk from David Smith
  • Avoiding Problems with Section 21 – from barrister Robert Brown
  • Unlawful Eviction and the Courts – a second talk from Peter Marcus
  • Identifying Rental Fraud – from enforcement officer Ben Reeve Lewis

Together these talks should cover all the regulatory changes in the immediate past and future and give guidance on what you need to do (or not do).

There is also an exhibitor’s area with stands from industry specialists such as TDS (the lead sponsors), Anthony Gold Solicitors (David Smith’s firm), Arla Propertymark, The Bank of Scotland, Envirovent, and the Property Redress Scheme. All anxious to talk to and advise you.

But don’t just take my word for it – you can see what some of the delegates thought in the video below.


Property 118 discount

As a special offer to Property 118 readers, you can claim a 5% discount of the price of this event if you book online using the discount coupon p118conf8.  Note that this cannot be combined with any other offers and that Conference places are subject to availability.

The Conference in a Nutshell:

Date: 18 May 2018

Venue: The Sprowston Manor Hotel & Country Club just outside Norwich

Price: £216 (£180 + VAT) per person (discounts available for bulk bookings)

Price includes:

  • Attendance for 10 x 30 minute talks (giving you 5 hours CPD),
  • Welcome refreshments on arrival and in the morning and afternoon comfort breaks
  • Sit down hot buffet lunch (most special diets catered for)
  • Free wi fi
  • Free parking at the venue
  • Conference handbook with speakers notes

For more information visit www.landlordlawconference.co.uk

Tessa Shepperson is the Conference Organiser and runs the online service www.landlordlaw.co.uk.

 



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