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Landlords' Forum to provide a wealth of advice

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Issued by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council on behalf of Tees Valley authorities.

Landlords across the Tees Valley will have the opportunity to find out more about renting out properties when the annual forum returns in March.

Taking place on Thursday 19 March, the event is being hosted by the five Tees Valley authorities – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton – with support from the National Landlords Association (NLA).

Free for all landlords and agents, representatives from all the Local Authorities and the NLA will be on hand to offer advice, guidance and information on how they work with landlords within their communities.

Also available for attendees are a number of seminars hosted by professionals within the industry touching on a number of topical subjects including: Ongoing welfare reforms, dealing with mould & condensation issues and resolving anti-social behaviour issues.

The event, being held in the Legend’s Suite at Middlesbrough Football Club, will also be attended by a number of exhibitors hoping to promote their services and how they can be a benefit to both landlords and tenants.

Cllr Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Renewal at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “This is the perfect opportunity for landlords in the private rented sector to learn more about their industry and pick up advice that will benefit them in the future.

“With the amount of exhibitors we are expecting to attend the event, visitors should be able to receive support for any issues they could be facing.”

Councillor Robbie Payne, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Regeneration Services Committee, said: “This is a great opportunity for landlords to engage with us and take advantage of a wide range of expert advice and information. We would encourage as many as possible to attend.”

Councillor Chris McEwan, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration said: “As well as supporting tenants it is important to support landlords and help them to keep up- to- date with the latest changes in rules and regulations as well as share information, best practise and experience in the private rented sector.”

Cllr Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “This is a great event for landlords to attend to get updates on current issues.

“Private renting in Middlesbrough is increasing, so it’s important landlords are provided with as much information as possible to help and support them.”

Councillor Steve Nelson, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety, said: “We are committed to supporting all good private sector landlords through schemes, like our free Landlord Accreditation Scheme and tenant referencing services. We encourage all landlords from Stockton Borough and across the Tees Valley to attend this valuable event and to take advantage of the free advice and support on offer.”

For more information on the day’s events, or to ask any questions, please contact your local authority’s Housing Department.

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