Fees Ban:

At the end of 2018, Hamilton Fraser launched HF Academy, a series of half and full day workshops offering property professionals advice and education covering the full tenancy lifecycle. The next workshop, due to take place on 14th May at Holiday Inn Borehamwood, is ‘Future Proofing Your Lettings Business and How to Deal with The Tenant Fees Ban’.

Hosted by Susie Crolla of the Guild of Letting & Management, the workshop will deal with the impending Tenant Fees Ban due become Law on the 1st June 2019. It will reflect on current business practices, highlight Unique Selling Points, discuss the details of the Tenant Fees Ban and provide agents with strategies to help navigate this change.

Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action and star of Channel 5’s ‘Bad Tenant’s Rogue Landlords’, will speak to agents about attracting new landlords and retaining the ones they already have, alongside Sean Hooker, Head of The Property Redress Scheme (PRS), who will give an update from Westminster.

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Commenting on the course, Paul Shamplina, says “The idea is to allow business owners to focus their energy on the important elements of this transition, which is going to shape the future of lettings.  We want to help take away the sense of panic and provide letting agents with strategies to streamline their processes, gain a better understanding of landlords’ mindsets in the current climate and plan for what’s to come.”

Sean Hooker, head of PRS, adds “With so much change facing the industry, your business has to be ahead of the curve.  This course will signpost the letting agent on how they can replace lost income due to the fee ban and work more efficiently with their time.”

An attendee of HF Academy’s previous workshop, Brendan Ryan, Director of Operations at Daniels Estate Agents, said: “The workshop we last attended at HF Academy was without doubt one of the best that we have been to, purely for the fact it was delivered in a very practical way by Susie and in a letting agent’s language.  The knowledge Paul Shamplina has of our industry was impressive and he gave us some great tips on how to find new landlords’.”

To sign up to the HF Academy event for £149 (+VAT), including lunch and networking opportunities with likeminded agents, please click here.

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