14th June 2019
Wolverhampton Letting agents packs the room EVERY 3 months with landlords wanting to learn.
On a wet cold and windy night on the 12th June, local Lettings Agents Concentric (incorporating Lawsons) which have been renting and managing properties in the Wolverhampton area for nearly 30 years, ran its second seminar of the year, with one intention in mind… Educating landlords
Over the last few years, there has been literally hundreds of legislative changes that affect a landlord renting their property out, many which now carry heavy penalties such as fines, prosecution and even criminal sentences, not to mention banning orders, so it is more important now, more than ever, that landlords keep abreast of the legislative changes and keep themselves up to date.
Some of the changes include having to register with the ICO (due to GDPR regulations) registering deposits, not charging fees to tenants, numerous changes to agreements and notices, massive changes around the HHSRS and rules allowing tenants to now take legal action against landlords for maintenance failings… just to mention a few.
Concentric and previously Lawsons have been running seminars for year, with their first ones being around 1997, so they are no stranger to running such events, but rather than just put on random speakers, like many do, they use their own team of experienced experts, that are also expert speakers and compliance coaches, so the standard and quality of the content shared is of an extremely high level. Higher than any content many have seen at any other seminar out there for landlords.
Dawn Bennett MARLA and former ARLA regional representative, is the key speaker at most of the local agents seminars, and she is the Concentric groups Compliance Director, and has worked alongside Sally Lawson for over 13 years, (Sally is a national figure in the Residential Lettings space, author and former ARLA president)
Dawn oversees the centralised management centre for Concentric, (formerly known as “Lawsons”) and as a result takes care the team who managing literally thousands of properties all over the UK, from standard tenancies, HMO and LHA, everywhere from Newcastle to as far south as Portsmouth, meaning there isn’t much she hasn’t seen.
Dawn. Loves to educate and support landlords, and has an easy, practical and relaxed style, full of case studies, stories and real live examples, to help you understand and remember the key points…
The events are every quarter, normally held in the Novotel in Wolverhampton centre, and hold a maximum of 60 people, and generally are fully booked weeks before the event, so if you want to pop along, book you place early to be sure of a place
When asked why she runs these events for FREE for local landlords, Dawn said “I cannot believe how attacked landlords are being right now by the government and all they are doing is trying to provide safe homes for people, its wrong… this is my community and we need to keep them safe, or else there may be a mass exodus from the market by private landlords, and then where will everyone live? I love it, it helps landlords stay safe, and it keeps more people with roof’s over their heads, what can be wrong in that”
So, when you next attend remember to take your note book with you, you might need it!
To get a flavour of some of the content shared, visit the dedicated Youtube playlist of excerpts from some of Dawn previous legal updates Dawns Legal Playlist Youtube
And to reserve your space at the next event visit www.wolverhamptonlandlordseminars.co.uk