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Information event for landlords

Information event for landlords

Date Published: 09 October 2017

A free exhibition and forum to keep private sector landlords and letting agents up-to-date with the latest legal changes taking place in the world of private renting is being held in Sleaford.

North Kesteven District Council is teaming up with DASH Landlord Accreditation and East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO), to stage the event, which is taking place on Tuesday, November 28, at The Source, Southgate, from 4pm to 8pm.

The event is aimed at residential landlords and letting agents who want the latest advice and support in offering good and safe housing.

NKDC’s Safe as Houses team will be on hand to answer any questions and offer further help and support.

At the end of the event, there will be a question and answer, followed by refreshments and networking opportunities.

Councillor Peter Burley, Executive Board Member with special interest in public protection and environment, said: “This event is a great opportunity for landlords to find out about changes in legislation, as well as those on the horizon, from the experts.

“It’s important that they keep up to date with any changes so they don’t have to face the penalties of not complying.

“The event is being held in the evening to make it as easy as possible for landlords to attend. We hope that they make use of this informative event, and the chance to speak to private housing experts.”  

Linda Cobb, manager of DASH Landlord Accreditation, said: “There have been a number of important changes to the private renting world recently and a number of other changes are set to come into force over the next 12 months, which could result in financial penalties and in some cases criminal sanctions on landlords if not adhered to.  

“It’s essential that private landlords stay up-to-date and are aware of any changes in legislation to ensure they run a successful legal business no matter how many properties they own.” 

To register for this event, or find out more about DASH Landlord Accreditation scheme, call 01332 640324 or email linda.cobb@derby.gov.uk

NKDC is running the Safe as Houses scheme within the District for the mutual benefit of tenants and landlords.

This initiative seeks to raise the standard of private rented homes to achieve warmer, healthier home which are both easier to let and better to live in.

It aims to raise awareness of landlords’ roles and legislative obligations towards their tenants and the property. Tenants also need to be more aware of their rights as well as their responsibilities. 

The Team works proactively and supports landlords to ensure the provision of quality housing which is warm, secure and free from health risks. Advice on housing standards and the expectations and legal requirements for all landlords is also provided.

For more information visit www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/safeashouses, email safeashouses@n-kesteven.gov.uk or call 01529 414155.

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