Annual West Midlands Landlords and Letting Agents Conference 2015


The Annual West Midlands Landlords & Letting Agents Conference is taking place on 2nd October 2015 at the usual venue, Banks Stadium, Bescott, Walsall.

Lunch will be provided at no cost and there is plenty of free parking.

You can download the full agenda for the day here.

The agenda for the day includes:

  • Universal Credit and Rented Housing- Gerry Lyng, Department of Work & Pensions (DWP)
  • It’s getting harder to be a landlord – but is it really? – Mary Latham, Landlord
  • A PRS fit for the future – Lord Best, Chair of the Council of The Property Ombudsman
  • Right To Rent for Tenants and Landlords – Alison Wray, Rebecca Linley, Miriam Davidson – Home Office
  • How will the private rental market look in 2025? – David Cox, ARLA

There will also be four workshops, covering topics of importance to landlords, with no “sales” agenda:

  • Lisa Orme (Keys Mortgages) will lead on financing your buy-to-let or development ethically
  • Richard Bowser (Editor of Property Investor News) will lead on will analyse the opportunities and risks for residential property investment in the next five years.
  • Mary Latham (NLA) will lead on update on current and proposed legislation which will affect landlords in the next 12 months.
  • Welfare Reform – Liz Mooney and Oliver Wright (Sandwell MBC)
  • West Midlands Fire Service – New fire safety requirements for non-HMO properties.

There will be exhibitors offering goods and services to help landlords.

This is the biggest one day landlords event to be held in the West Midlands and places are going quickly – Book your place now! Please note: only those who have booked will be admitted on the day because we must meet Fire Regulations.

Download the Conference flyer here.

To book your place please email:

Coventry Landlord Forum newsletter


Coventry CC have just release the first edition of their Coventry Landlord Forum Newsletter.

The newsletter will be published regularly to keep landlords with issues affecting them across Coventry. It will enable the Council to reduce the number of Forum meetings while still ensuring landlords get the information they need.

Like the Forum meetings the newsletter will deal with new legislation, energy efficiency and other items of interest. This first  edition, for example, has articles on the Immigration Act 2014, the Redress scheme, Legionella and other matters too.

You can download the newsletter HERE or visit their WEBSITE and sign up for the Newsletter via their Email Alerts service for future editions.

Educational Resources from the Gas Safe Charity


Gas Safe Charity

Children are learning about gas safety in the classroom, thanks to a new programme from the Gas Safe Charity. A brand new website: has been launched, providing free educational resources around gas safety.

The website is aimed at primary school teachers who can access various teaching resources in order to deliver vital safety messages to their pupils.

Every year carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions cause deaths and injuries which could be prevented if everybody followed a few simple safety precautions.

Created by Gas Safe Charity, Get Gas Safe makes it easy for teachers to equip their pupils aged 9 to 11 with the information that they need to stay safe.

The programme is supported by Electrical Safety First and RoSPA.

For more information and free educational resources visit:

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