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Local landlords – get expert advice in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, 13 July 2020

As a landlord, you're invited to a Central Bedfordshire-wide virtual forum, to hear about new legislation and find out how we can support them.

Especially important in the light of the current pandemic, the forum is planned for Wednesday 29 July and is designed for you, whether you have one property or more.

With COVID-19 advice from the National Residential Landlords Association, the online event will help you make sense of the new renting landscape. It will also give you the opportunity to ask questions, hear from specialists and make contact with other landlords.

Held virtually on Microsoft Teams, the event will run from 6pm until 8pm, with registration opening at 5:55pm.

Vic Daws from the National Residential Landlord Association will present and answer questions on some of the changes in legislation affecting landlords across the country, including:

  • coronavirus advice
  • five-year electrical safety checks
  • extension of ‘Pause for Possessions’
  • the Tenant Fees Act

You'll also be able to choose separate break-out sessions (also online) on specific topics.

We'll have networking opportunities with the National Residential Landlords Association, our Let’s Rent and other teams and other private landlords.

Councillor Carole Hegley, our Executive Member for Adults, Social Care and Housing Operations, said:

We know that the private sector letting landscape looks hugely different in the light of COVID-19. We want to face that head on and support our local landlords as they navigate through any changes. The event will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn from each other and experts in the residential letting field. We hope as many people as possible sign up.