Sprowston Manor Hotel
with 5 hours CPD
This is a period of unprecedented change for landlords - ignorance of the new rules can result in prosecutions and the inability to evict non paying tenants.
Our event is here to help - we have 10 legal talks, all from specialist lawyers and trainers to make sure you and your staff are all bang up to date with the law.
As well as the talks, our conferences have interesting exhibitors - such as our main sponsors TDS, ARLA, Anthony Gold solicitors and Envirovent. The day is also a good opportunity to network with like minded people and share problems and solutions.
The conference will be held at the delightful Sprowston Manor hotel - just outside Norwich - with masses of free parking. Why not stay on for the weekend and enjoy the wonderul facilities such as the on site golf course, swimming pool and spa? You can also take the opportunity to explore the medieval town of Norwich and the surrounding countryside (including the National Trust's Blicking Hall and the world famous Norfolk Broads) - see our info vidoes below.
We look forward to welcoming you to Conference 2017!
"'Fantastic to get speakers who deal with lettings on a daily basis and are specialists, not just anonymous legislative updates'. Ellie Bell, Butters John Bee
"Friendly atmosphere, professionals with similar goals, information, well framed, good location - will definitely come again." Carly Saunt - Derby City Council
"The Landlord Law Conference is the best Conference for Landlords and Agents. It offers up to date, relevant information in short succinct sessions by industry legals." Jill FitzPatrick, Chestertons
"Excellent range of speakers with fantastic balance of knowledge and wit" Caroline Flynn
"I thoroughly enjoyed the event as a whole. The majority of the speakers were informative and very interesting. Unlike other Conference days - it did not drag and all aspects of the day were relevant and up to date."
8:030am - 9:45am
Tea and coffee will be available. Notices will be given at 9.40
9:45am - 10.15 am
The Year in Review - Sam will be discussing all the new developments that have happened of the past year
10.15am - 10.45am
Tenancy Agreement Clauses - Tessa will be looking at and how they should be amended to reflect recent developments
10.45am - 11.15am
Consumer law for landlords and agents - In his first talk David will be discussing this important but little known topic
11.15am - 12.00pm
A chance for you to take a break, network with colleagues and visit the Exhibitors area
12.00pm - 12.30pm
Letting Agent Regulation - David, the MD of ARLA, will be looking at recent developments in regulation for letting agents
12.30 - 1.00pm
Defended Possession Proceedings - in his first talk Peter will be considering non standard possession claims
1.00pm - 2.00pm
A delicious buffet lunch is included with the conference price - most special diets catered for
2.00pm - 2.30pm
Tenancy Deposit Adjudications - Mike is the TDS Director of Dispute Resolution and will be talking about best practice in adjudications
2.30pm - 3.00pm
Right to Rent Update - Sue will be bringing us up to date with new legal developmetns relating to right to rent checks
3:00pm - 3.30pm
Leaseholder Landlords - Robert will be talking about the laws that apply when a long leaseholder rents out a property to a tenant
3.30pm - 4.00pm
Enjoy some tea and cake and have a last look at the Exhibitors room
4.00pm - 4.30pm
HMO Update - David in his second talk, will bring us up to date with recent developments in HMO law and practice
4.30pm - 5.00pm
Court Proceedures - in our final talk of the day, Peter will be discussing court procedures and giving guidance on acting in person
David is a solicitor and partner in the Legal 500 firm Anthony Gold in London. He is also the director of policy at the Residential Landlords Association. David is an acknolwedged expert on HMOs in particular and an experienced trainer and speaker.
He will be taking two talks at the Conference, these are an update on HMO law and practice and a talk on the little known but increasingly important area of consumer law as it affects landlords and letting agents. See the short video in the videos section below.
David Cox is the Managing Director of ARLA. David Cox joined ARLA as MD in June 2014. He has a strong policy and stakeholder engagement background, having held previous senior policy roles at the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI). A trained barrister, David has also acted as Parliamentary Advisor to a well-known backbench MP. David will be talking about letting agent regulation.
Peter is a specialist housing barrister from Zenith Chambers in Leeds. He advises and appears in court for both public and private landlords in a wide variety of housing related cases. Peter came to the Bar following a career in campaigning and public housing, having worked in Manchester’s Hulme Redevelopment, for Camden LBC and for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Peter will be speaking on defended possession proceedings and court procedures.
Tessa is the creator of the Landlord Law service for which the Conference is named, and a director of Easy Law Training. She qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and ran her own legal practice between 1994 and 2013. Tessa is an acknowleged expert and writer on residential landlord & tenant law, and her blog, the Landlord Law Blog is widely respected. She is also on the council of the Property Redress Scheme. Tessa will be talking about tenancy agreements.
Sue Lukes is a well-known specialist in migration, equalities and service provision especially local services, advice and community development, utilising the knowledge and contacts gained through careers in refugee resettlement, housing aid and freelancing (since 1996). She is the author of many academic and more practical publications in these fields. In her talk at the 2017 conference she will be updating us on the law and the new Immigration Act .
Sam Madge-Wyld is a barrister practising from Arden Chambers. His areas of specialism include housing, local government and landlord and tenant and he acts for landlords and tenants in a variety of disputes throughout the country. Sam also lectures, teaches and writes extensively in housing law, having co-authored the 6th Edition of the Housing Law Casebook and the 7th edition of Quiet Enjoyment. He will be giving a general update talk at the Conference on the legal developements during the past year.
Robert is a barrister at Arden Chambers, a specialist housing law set. He advises and represents both landlords and tenants, in the county courts and in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). He has lectured and provided training on a wide range of landlord and tenant topics and is an editor of the Housing Law Reports. Robert will be speaking at the Conference about 'leaseholder landlords' ie the law that applies to landlords who are themselves tenants under long leases.
Michael is TDS’s Director of Dispute Resolution. Having trained as a solicitor, Mike has been involved in dispute resolution for over 20 years and previous roles include working for trading standards and the Furniture Ombudsman.
Mike joined TDS in 2006 as a Deputy Independent Case Examiner. He is now responsible for the overall management of its dispute resolution services and the quality of its adjudication functions. Mike has also led a number of key ‘behind the scenes’ innovations at TDS.
For our most recent Conference we visited the North of England
A special Conference looking at legal changes in Wales
Our regular annual Conference, held this year at Homerton College Cambridge
Our second annual Conference, at the same venue
Our very first Conference held at the Athenaeum in Bury St Edmunds
The fabulous Sprowston Manor Hotel and Country Club (with golf course)
A city of history, culture and shopping. As you can see in our video
Sprowston Manor is set in beautiful Norfolk - take a look ...
David discusses the two talks he will be doing on HMOs and Consumer law