NRLA & Sandwell Council Landlord Forum

13/05/2021 | 16:00-18:00

Register for the next in our series of Private Landlord Forums organised jointly by the NRLA with Sandwell Council taking place at 4.00pm on Thursday 13th May 2021.

Forum Agenda

  • Oliver Wright, Revenue and Benefits Officer will provide an update on matters relating to benefits claims and council tax.
  • Karl Robinson will give his (by now familiar) progress report on new initiatives being implemented by the Housing Options & Homelessness Team.
  • Andrew Clarke, Anti Social Behaviour Manager of Sandwell Council will lead presentations on the work underway to develop commonly understood procedures for landlords dealing with anti-social behaviour.
  • Don Robbie, NRLA Local Representative will discuss, among other things the recently implemented Debt Respite (Breathing Space) Regulations and, hopefully arrangements from June re Right to Rent protocols for EEA Citizens.

NRLA Midlands Regional Webinar: Understanding Licensing

17/05/2021 | 18:30-19:30

Licensing Your Property? Is it required now? What can the NRLA do to support landlords?

Join the Midlands team along with Samantha Watkin from the NRLA policy team to learn about the different forms of licensing that can apply to landlords and properties. Do you know your additional from your mandatory? Do you know what selective licensing means for you? If not, join us and find out. Samantha unravels some of the mystery around the three different licencing schemes in the UK and crucially how the NRLA policy team holds Local Authorities to account at both the consultation stage and through an annual review of what the scheme planned to achieve and how it’s actually functioning.

NRLA & Trafford Council Private Landlords Forum

18/05/2021 | 18:30-20:15

Join us for the NRLA & Trafford Council Private Landlords Forum


  • Welcome & Introduction 6.30pm

Suzanne Whittaker, Regulatory Services Manager at Trafford Council will welcome the attendees to the Forum and outline the agenda for the evening.

  • Landlord Legislation Update 6.40pm

Robert Johnson from the National Residential Landlords Association will be providing landlords an update on any changes to Landlord Legislation and Covid-19 implications

  • Gas Safety 7:00pm

Matt Shaw from Altrincham Plumbing Experts will provide a short presentation on Gas Safety.

  • Greater Manchester Ethical Lettings Agency 7:15pm

The GM Ethical Lettings Agency will provide an update to landlords and how they can get involved.

  • Housing Standards Update 7:30pm

Richard Firth, Private Sector Housing Team Leader at Trafford Council will provide landlords with an update on:
electrical safety, energy efficiency requirements, GM Ethical Lettings Agency and GM Good Landlord Scheme

  • Energy Efficiency Grants 7:45pm

The Housing Standards Team will provide an update on the Green Homes Grant which is a Local Authority Driven Scheme.

  • Closing Remarks 8.00pm

Caroline Siddall, Housing Strategy & Growth Manager will close the event.

NRLA Regional Webinar - Benefits of being a landlord in Leeds

19/05/2021 | 14:00-15:00

Join NRLA's Local Authority Policy Officer, Gavin Dick as he talks you through the Leeds Rental Standard including the various benefits and incentives you receive when joining. Gavin will be joined by members of Leeds City Council.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A after the presentations.

NRLA & Cardiff City Council Landlord Forum

19/05/2021 | 18:00

Following the Senedd Elections on the 6th May, join us for an update on how the new Cabinet may affect the PRS going forward. Chaired as usual by the NRLA’s Director Douglas Haig, get the latest updates on current legislation and any political changes.

NRLA & City Of York Local Webinar

20/05/2021 | 17:00

Join your local NRLA reps Ruth and Lesley who will be joined by Ruth Abbott, Manager of Housing Standards and Adaptations, City of York Council and Jed Smawfield, MEES Enforcement and Compliance Project Manager, City of York Council. They will be discussing the proposal to introduce a targeted additional licensing scheme in York. Currently out for consultation and with a closing date of 27th June 2021

NRLA & Conwy Landlord Forum

20/05/2021 | 18:00-19:00

Please join us for Conwy Landlord Forum’s May meeting. 2021 is a busy year for Wales and the PRS so come and hear the latest updates that will affect us as landlords.

NRLA North East Regional Webinar - Focus On Tax Efficient Structures For Landlords – Part 1

20/05/2021 | 19:00-20:00

With Section 24 now biting hard, and rumours of capital gains tax increases we examine a range of tax efficient structures that can be adopted by Landlords.

In Part 1 of this series, George Hardey will give us an introduction into :-.

  • Trusts for landlords
  • Strategies for moving to a Ltd Company
  • Hybrid business models for portfolio landlords
  • Directors loans/ shares & dividends
  • Holding properties

This session will include an NRLA update and Q&A with George Hardey & Archers Law.

By attending this webinar, you will earn 1 CPD point.

NRLA Eastern Regional Webinar: To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate. That is the Question

27/05/2021 | 09:30-10:30

During this meeting Antony Holdsworth, of Antony Holdsworth & co, will look at when it makes sense to incorporate a property portfolio and when it doesn’t.

Anyone who has seen Antony speak previously will know he is a very entertaining speaker, and he really does make this subject come alive with lots of case studies and interesting thoughts on this very relevant question.

NRLA and Kent Local Authorities Regional Webinar: Grants and advice for improving the energy efficiency of rented properties

27/05/2021 | 14:00-15:00

Attend this Kent wide Webinar to learn how to access the funds available for landlords to improve the energy efficiency of your properties. With a target of a minimum EPC rating of C by 2025 landlords must be acting now. This Webinar will give local insight and advice from experts with a Q and A session to answer your specific queries.

• Register now while funds for measures are still available

Improving the energy efficiency of your rented property not only meets the energy standards for rented housing but also improves the value of rented properties. Trying to understand why the Minimum Energy Efficiency exists what your responsibilities are and the support available can be complex. We aim to make clear the best route(s) for landlords to access the funding, when to take any opportunities to install measures and what a landlord's responsibilities are.

By attending this webinar you will earn 1 CPD point.

NRLA & Sunderland City Council Joint Webinar

27/05/2021 | 19:00

Join us for the latest news from the Sunderland private rented sector, featuring :

  • An update on the Sunderland Landlord Accreditation service
  • Key information on the eviction ban and pre eviction suppor
  • An update from the NRLA & other important information for Sunderland Landlords

There will also be a Q&A Session with the speakers

NRLA Midlands Regional Meeting: What have the NRLA ever done for us?

22/06/2021 | 18:30

Join us for a look at how the NRLA works hard for it’s 90,000 members and what actually goes on behind the scenes to support landlords. What have we achieved in the past year? The NRLA have a host of useful recognised suppliers with free or discounted services; we are ‘zooming’ some of those to your screens so you can find out more via break out rooms where you can opt in and talk directly with an expert. Break out rooms to include:

Jospeh Carbonaro from GetGround - specialising in setting up, structuring and running UK Limited companies (Ltds) to help clients looking to purchase UK investment properties.    

Nick Hodgetts from Glixtone – Damp and Condensation may well have increased with the working from home months but what can you do to protect against black mould? Glixtone have the answer – and we love it! Known as ‘the paint that actually works’; Glixtone paints are used by many landlords, forming part of their refurbishing protocol to reduce the risk of solving mould and blackspot problem areas.

Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action– We’ve focused on eviction and possession regularly in the last year but what can you do about recovering rent arrears? Landlord Action are one of the specialists who can guide you in this.

George Chrysanthou The Tenancy Deposit Scheme – Mediation is increasingly discussed as the best option for landlords and tenants alike – but how does it work in practice and what does the TDS new, more hands-on, conciliation service look like?