Legislation Spotlight: Autumn 2018

Listen to our webinar recorded on the 7th September 2018 to hear the latest on the upcoming legislative changes and what they mean for you. We have already seen much change in the PRS this year, with new laws relating to GDPR, minimum energy efficiency standards and banning orders to name a few. October is set to be a month of big change to current legal requirements with even bigger ramifications for failure. From 1st October new HMO regulations come into force, along with the extension of the Deregulation Act 2015 which will certainly make eviction more difficult should the new requirements not be adhered to.

Presented by Policy Manager John Stewart, Training Manager Kitty Speakman and Director and Trainer Carrie Kus, the webinar will focus on how to ensure compliance with the October law changes and the potential repercussions of failing to do so.

John StewartPolicy Manager, RLA

John joined the RLA as Policy Manager after two years in event management running Manchester Pride.

Previously John worked in politics, initially supporting a Member of Parliament for ten years, and spending nine years as a member of Aberdeen City Council. John was council leader from 2009-2011, taking over at a time of crisis and budget overspends and was highlighted as an example of best practice by the Accounts Commission in 2011.

Kitty SpeakmanTraining Manager, RLA

Kitty designs and delivers both online and classroom courses and manages the library of courses on offer. A qualified Trainer working in the education industry for 12 years and a qualified Assessor and Internal Verifier, she has vast experience of delivering accredited qualifications to professionals including managing successful Ofsted visits and audits giving her excellent knowledge in the execution and compliance of accredited programmes. She has successfully managed training departments for the last 8 years. Apart from her training career she has been a landlord for 4 years, giving her first-hand experience of the letting process.

Carrie KusNon-Executive Director, RLA

Carrie is a Non-Executive Director for the RLA. She is a landlord herself buying her first property at the age of 23, she continues to build her portfolio.

Carrie spent 7 years working at Shelter as a caseworker and then a housing law trainer. She left Shelter to start her own property management company in which she is now a Director. She provides training courses on behalf of the RLA and provides support services to the RLA Advisors. She holds a degree in Psychology from University of Wales Bangor and a Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice.

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