Renting out a property has legal consequences that has rules and, if you fail to comply with the rules, penalties.
Housing issues have finally reached the desks of Government Ministers who are now changing those rules – largely in favour of tenants. As landlords, even if you use an agent, you need to know what these rules are and keep up with them.
How can you do that with your busy life? Enter the Landlord Law Conference.
Learning the law for landlords
The Landlord Law Conference first took place in 2013 as an experiment to see if landlords would be interested in a one-day event devoted to legal issues. It proved immensely popular and this is now the sixth Conference to take place.
Its 10 speakers are all legal experts, mostly barristers or solicitors, and cover issues such as section 21, tenancy deposit adjudications, tenancy agreements, ‘rent to rent’, houses in multiple occupation and rental fraud. Plus, there is a talk specifically bringing us up to date on all those legal changes.
An enjoyable day out
Despite being devoted to the dreaded law and legal issues, the Landlord Law Conference is a great day out and most delegates enjoy it enormously. None of the talks are more than ½ hour long and there is plenty of time to network and talk to like-minded people. No-one really understands what a landlord / letting agent has to put up with more than another landlord or letting agent…
You will also find a small but interesting exhibitors area with industry experts such as Anthony Gold solicitors, Aston Shaw accountants, the Bank of Scotland. Arla Propertymark, and – not one but two – landlord associations.
The Conference is (as always) sponsored by TDS and they will also be there to help you on any deposit related issues you may have.
The venue and price
People come to the Landlord Law Conference from all over the country.
This year we are once again at the lovely Sprowston Manor Hotel which is just outside Norwich in Norfolk, but if you are not local you can stay overnight at the hotel (special rates are available). You will then be able to come along to the ‘evening before’ meal and meet the organisers and some of the speakers and exhibitors.
There is a big free car park for anyone driving and Norwich is less than two hours away from London by train.
The Conference fee of £216 pp includes a two course sit down hot buffet on the day plus refreshments in the breaks plus the Conference handbook which has useful speakers notes for you to take away so you don’t forget what you have learned.
Its a wonderful opportunity to get up to date and also to ask our speakers and exhibitors any tricky questions that may be worrying you.
You will come away from the conference feeling rejuvenated and ready to deal with any landlord / tenant problems with confidence, plus you will have made new friends and maybe business contacts during the day.
To find out more and to book your place visit www.landlordlawconference.co.uk