NRLA On Tour - East London

Welcome to our ‘NRLA on tour’ event in Ilford, on Wednesday 22nd May from 1.15pm – 5pm. A FREE to attend member only event of seminars and networking not to be missed. Join us in Ilford for an engaging and informative afternoon dedicated to landlords and property professionals. 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. Spaces are limited so book your tickets today!

The venue

City Gates Conference Centre

25-29 Clements Road



There is a multi storey car park directly opposite the church building

The agenda

Arrivals & Registration (1.15pm)

Welcome (2pm) 

From NRLA Representative, Richard Blanco

The Mortgage Rollercoaster – Prospects for Buy To Let In 2024

It’s been a tough 12 months for landlords with or seeking mortgages.  As Bank Base Rate starts to fall, what are the prospects for the buy to let market.  If you are product switching or looking for new finance, timing could be a key issue in 2024. And how low could rates settle in 2025? Deeksha Shah, Mortgage Consultant, GetGround

Permitted Development Opportunities (2.30pm) 

Some landlords and developers are taking advantage of permitted development rights to change use from Commercial to Residential.  Prior approval is still required but what are the challenges?  Peter will take us through the planning journey and offer some top tips. Peter Higginbottom, Founder & Managing Director, Planning Insight.

Networking Break (3.00pm)

Panel Discussion – The Legacy Of Licensing & Article 4 (3.40pm) 

Peter Higginbottom, Founder & Managing Director, Planning Insight; John Williams, Regional Lettings Director, Portico; Priya Shah, East London Based Landlord & Russell Moffatt, Founder, Metastreets.

The State Of the Private Rented Sector (4.20pm)

An update from Ben Beadle, Chief Executive, NRLA on all the latest developments facing the landlord community, NRLA campaigns and what might lie ahead for the private rented sector.

Closing Remarks (5pm)


Richard Blanco

Regional Representative, NRLA

Ben Beadle


Deeksha Shah

Mortgage Consultant, GetGround

Peter Higginbottom

Founder & Managing Director, Planning Insight

John Williams

Regional Lettings Director, Portico

Priya Shah


Russell Moffatt

Founder, Metastreets

How to book

This is a FREE event for members and non-members

To book your tickets

1) Sign into your NRLA account or 

2) Create a free guest account 

Following your attendance at the meeting CPD will automatically be added to your account, if applicable. 

Any problems registering, please contact the membership team on 0300 131 6400. 

Please note: Delegates must pre-register to attend this event. We will not be able to admit any delegates who haven’t registered.