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Landlord Advice Roadshow
As the UK's first national landlord association, the RLA is the home for landlords providing accurate, up-to-date advice about important legislative changes and any letting challenges you might be facing. This evening roadshow event hosted by Training Academy Manager, Kitty Speakman, allows the chance for topical debate as well as an opportunity to gain expert advice on issues you may be facing in your lettings business.
With recent findings that 70% of landlords may choose to no longer use an agent in the wake of the tenant fee ban, Carrie Kus, RLA Director and Housing Law Expert, will be discussing the legal aspects and recommended due diligence checks when taking over the management of existing tenancies.
We will be joined by a special guest from the Department of Work and Pensions for a discussion on the latest amendments to universal credit, so please ensure you are prepared with any questions you wish to raise.
Following the news in January that the government intends to formalise compulsory requirements for five yearly electrical safety inspections, we will be joined by industry expert Ian Halton, NAPIT. He will be highlighting the need for landlords to have an EICR completed on any rental property, backed up by the Home Safety Guidance documents which encourages landlords to carry out their own visual inspections with helpful hints and tips to ensure compliance.
Additionally, Academy Trainer, Alex Nolan will be discussing the most recent caselaw affecting landlords when attempting to gain possession and how to avoid the issues, in addition to answering your questions.
An ambassador from Stockport Council will be available alongside Arun Parmar, Private Sector Manager from Stockport Homes to respond to any licensing and local authority related issues. In addition to this the event will be followed by a panel debate where you can ask any of the speakers specific questions on any topic.
A one to one advice clinic run by RLA's Senior Policy Officer, James Wood will be running throughout the evening for any individual queries.
|17:30||Welcome & Introductions|
|17:45||Universal Credit for Private Landlords Update
Jenny Stanton & Vivienne Robson from the DWP discuss APAs, MPTLs and respond to queries from delegates
|18.15||Housing Law Update
Alex Nolan – RLA Academy Trainer explains recent case law and legislation changes
|18.30||Refreshments & Networking|
Ian Halton – Industry expert from Napit, reviews the recent news that the government intends to make electrical safety inspections compulsory
|19.15||Becoming a self-managing landlord
Carrie Kus – RLA Director explores how to take over the management of your properties
|19.45||Licensing and Local Authority
Kate Fitzsimons – Environmental Health Officer will be available to discuss any local issues
Refreshments and free onsite parking provided.
Continuous Professional Development
Remember that Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) apply to RLA events. You can also get CPD points for being a member of the Residential Landlords Association.
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Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
This event is worth 2 basic CPD points with the Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
RLAAS is a national scheme who aim to encourage, acknowledge and actively promote good standards and management practice by owners and to assist owners and tenants to undertake their respective responsibilities to each other.
RLAAS is open to all landlords who operate in the private sector, and accreditation is FREE. Members of RLAAS also receive a discount when enroling for a event operated by the Residential Landlord's Association.
To find out more, and what RLAAS means to landlords and tenants across the country, visit the RLAAS website.