The annual National Landlords Association (NLA) National Conference will be held in Warwickshire this year, giving landlords the opportunity to discuss the latest issues affecting the private-rented sector, question industry experts and be made aware of the latest on government policy.
Landlords will also be invited to examine the outlook for the letting of private residential property in the UK by exploring the impact of devolved housing policies being implemented in England, Scotland and Wales.
The NLA National conference will be held on Wednesday 31 October at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
The Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, will give the keynote address in light of recent housing benefit reforms and the introduction of Universal Credit.
The conference will also provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in interactive ‘master class’ sessions on a variety of topics such as: marketing you property effectively, developing good tenant relations, maximising business and tax opportunities, and getting the most from the Green Deal.
David Salusbury, NLA Chairman, commented:
“The NLA National Conference will provide an opportunity for landlords to explore how they can collectively enhance their professional standing and ensure that the private-rented sector can rise to the challenge of meeting the demand for good quality, affordable housing at a time of inadequate supply.
“By focussing on the impact that housing policies will have regionally, landlords will be able to gain a clearer understanding of the issues that are certain to have a bearing on their lettings business in the near future.”
The conference’s other confirmed speakers are:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Professor Tony Crook – Emeritus Professor of Town & Regional Planning, University of Sheffield
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<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Tom Bloxham MBE – Chairman, Urban Splash
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr John Boyle – Head of Research, Retie & Co.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr Sarah Monk – Deputy Director, Cambridge Centre for Housing Planning and Research
The conference will be followed by the NLA’s Property Women Awards Ceremony, presented by BBC journalist and broadcaster, Katie Derham. The awards recognise women who make an outstanding contribution to the private-rented sector and focus on best practice and excellence in the property market.
The NLA National Conference 2012 and Property Women Awards Ceremony will be held at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire on Wednesday, 31st October.
For further information, please contact:
Sam Haidar, Senior Press Officer
0207 840 8925
Please make sure you hound Lord Freud about this ridiculous (NON payment of LHA direct to Landlord) ruling within Universal Credit. The housing benefit element is to be paid ONLY for rent, but we all know that in many cases this will NOT get passed on. If the landlord and tenant agree that the housing element should be paid directly to the landlord then this should be done. This will dramatically help stop the impending crisis in evictions and homelessness that WILL occur.
The ruling is only being championed by Lord F and Ian Duncan Smith.
The cost of the government splitting the recipient payment is NOTHING but the repercussions for not doing a very severe.
Other than this very important issue, Universal Credit is a very good idea if the infrastructure support is ready.
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