A message from Tessa Shepperson

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The Tenancy Deposit Scheme is proud to be the lead sponsor of the very first Landlord Law Conference, hosted by Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law. Here is a message from Tessa.

Do you worry about getting the law right for your lettings?

For example:

    - Are you using the right tenancy agreement?
    - Is your property an HMO and if so what does this mean for you?
    - You have been told you need to apply the Residential Property Tribunal - how do you do this?
    - What is the best way to prepare for your tenancy deposit adjudication?
    - You need to evict your tenant - how can you prevent it all going wrong?

If you can get to Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on 15 March then you can listen to experts explain these matters in the Landlord Law Conference .

This is a new conference organised by me, Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law , and the conference content is just about the law.  All the legal topics covered are those which are especially important for landlords, and most of our speakers are specialist landlord and tenant solicitors.

Problems with letting agents
For example lots of landlords experience problems with letting agents - indeed recently the Office of Fair Trading have published a report citing the huge number of complaints they receive. 

At the conference, Solicitor Simon Parrott of Sharman Law in Bedford will be explaining the little known area of agency law - giving you valuable information about your rights!

Problems with HMO law
Another area which is not well known is that of HMO law and practice.  If you let to three or more unrelated people you will almost certainly be running a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) - what does this mean for you? 

Specialist HMO solicitor David Smith of Anthony Gold Solicitors will be explaining what an HMO is, and two important legal consequences of running one - the management regulations (which apply to ALL HMOs) and the vexed question of licensing.  Essential knowledge not only if you run a traditional HMO but also if you rent to any non family sharers.

Problems with tenancy deposit disputes
Then there are tenancy deposit adjudications.  So many landlords come away bemused and frustrated, feeling that their tenants have ‘got away with it’. 

Former tenancy deposit adjudicator Tom Derrett will be explaining what you need to do to ensure success.  Plus of course TDS will be there, as lead sponsor, to talk with you about your deposit problems and offer advice and help.

These are just three of the areas of law covered.  Other topics include tenancy agreements, harassment and eviction.

The Landlord Law Conference website
If you think this all sounds interesting, then why not take a look at the conference website.  There are full details of the program, sponsors, speakers, and a booking form you can use to book your place.

It promises to be a very useful and interesting event.  It is not often that so many landlord and tenant legal experts will be together in one place - ready to answer your questions!  Can you afford to miss it?

For more information about the conference click here.


Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 21 February 2013

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