Landlords invited to annual forum

Landlords and agents are invited to an annual forum being organised by Northumberland County Council.

Thursday, 28th September 2017, 08:49 am
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 13:08 pm
Morpeth Rugby Club.

The free event, now in its seventh year, will be held at Morpeth Rugby Club, on Thursday, October 5, from 9.30am.

It aims to update landlords on any new legislation, highlight any industry issues and demonstrate the services on offer to landlords from the council.

Representatives from the Department of Work and Pensions and the National Landlords Association will be addressing the forum on a range of issues.

Topics this year will include landlord fire safety, an update on Universal Credit and fuel poverty and energy efficiency.

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There will also be a number of traders exhibiting at the forum, including National Energy Action and Northumbrian Water.

An update on the council’s landlords’ steering group, set up to represent the views of landlords, will also be given.

Any landlord or agent wishing to attend should register their interest by tomorrow (Friday) by emailing privatesectorhousing@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and address, or calling (01670) 623073.

Coun John Riddle, cabinet member for planning, housing and resilience said: “In previous years this forum has attracted hundreds of landlords and agents from across the county, and we are hoping that this year’s event will be as successful.

“There are a number of services the council can offer to private landlords, which they may not be aware of, such as a free tenant vetting service. This forum will not only help to demonstrate what we can do, but also give landlords an opportunity to network and find out about upcoming industry issues.”