NRLA on Tour Stoke-on-Trent

NRLA Representative: Sandra Towers

Join us in Stoke for an engaging and informative afternoon dedicated to landlords and property professionals in the Midlands. This event offers a blend of expert insights, policy updates, and innovative solutions designed to support and enhance your role within the private rented sector.

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13:15 - Registration & Welcoming Reception
Begin the afternoon with a welcome session: a chance to network with fellow property professionals, visit exhibitor stands, and enjoy light refreshments as you prepare for the afternoon's sessions.

14:00 - Opening Remarks & Roadmap
Introduction by Regional Representatives Sandra Towers, Don Robbie, and Teresa Kaczmarek, for a walkthrough of the day's agenda, setting the stage for a series of insightful sessions tailored for today's landlords.

14:10 - Increasing regulation for landlords on enforcement and the standard of homes - should we be worried? Linda Cobb (OBE), DASH Principal Manager
Join Linda Cobb for an informative session on the upcoming Decent and Safe Home Standards. Linda has been a consistent member of the Government working party on the new Decent and Safe Home Standards and brings this expertise to NRLA On Tour to share exactly what these changes will mean for landlords. DASH Services is a Private Rented Sector service for Local Authorities, Landlords & Tenants and is hosted by Derby City Council on behalf of numerous Council across England. Linda has taken DASH from a small accreditation scheme operating in the East Midlands, to one with over 2,100 members which is now open to Local Authorities across England.  Linda's experience in housing standards, culminating in an OBE for Services to Housing, provides her with a unique perspective on thriving in a regulated environment.

14:45  Safeguarding Your Investments: The Role of Professional Inventory Management with Olaf Throndsen, Head of Franchise Development, No Letting Go

 With Over 80 offices, No Letting Go provide nationwide coverage and cutting edge local expertise. Olaf will explore some case studies to show how innovations are reshaping inventory management, enhancing accuracy and efficiency to give peace of mind that deposits can be claimed and that tenants are accountable. Delegates will learn how thorough inventories can save time, money, and legal headaches and also find out about other safety inspections and assessments that might be increasingly useful.

15:15 - Networking & Refreshment Break
Move to the Stanley Matthew suite for an opportunity for meaningful networking where participants can move freely from exhibitor stands to join conversations that spark interest or meet a need. A really powerful way of meeting other professionals and hearing of strategies and recommendations to help improve and support your own business.

Exhibitors include: Currys Business, Leaders Roman Group, No Letting Go, NRLA, Regency Solicitors, Safe2, TDS , Tradepoint,

16:00 – Introducing New Property Management Solutions with James Kent, Chief Innovation Officer, NRLA
As the PRS evolves, we are here to make the lettings process more efficient and provide landlords with a single place to manage all aspects of a tenancy. James will demo our exciting new Property Management platform Portfolio as well as our new Property Compliance platform Safe2: new technologies and digital services aimed at making property management more efficient. James will also share the innovations from some of our recognised suppliers who continue to develop ways to support landlords in the day to day nitty-gritty of keeping ourselves and our properties reassuringly compliant.

16:25 - How does the future look for the sector after the next election? by Ben Beadle, CEO of NRLA
Ben Beadle will provide a comprehensive update on the Renters Reform Bill and discuss how these changes will affect the private rented sector. Discover the NRLA's role in supporting landlords through these changes. Ben will be taking questions from the audience and always provides us with the details of exactly what’s going on behind the scenes and the impact we can expect it to have.  

17:10 - Closing Remarks by Sandra Towers
The day wraps up with a summary of the key points covered. Participants will leave with practical insights and new connections to help navigate the private rented sector.

17.15 Event Closes.

Whether you're a seasoned property owner or new to being a landlord in Stoke and the Midlands, this NRLA On Tour event is for you. Mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of engaging discussions, networking, and forward-thinking strategies tailored to the PRS.

Looking forward to seeing you there and navigating the future of the PRS together!


Location Stoke City Football Club, The Bet365 Stadium,
Stanley Matthews Way,
Venue Website
CPD Points Awarded2 standard
Tuesday 28th May 2024
(13:15 - 17:15)