Landlord Laws are Changing in  Wales

New regulations are bringing in new rules - watch the video to find out more:

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Discussing major tenancy law changes in Wales

Big changes are coming to tenancy law in Wales. The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 is bringing in mandatory registration and accrediation for ALL landlords and letting agents in Wales.

The new laws are expected to come into force later in 2015. Our panel of experts will tell you what the laws are and what you should expect.

This is ESSENTIAL information if you manage rented property in Wales.

Our speakers are all experts - most will be speaking on the new tenancy laws but we have a few other topics as well ...

Professor Martin Partington

Professor Martin Partington

Emeritus Professor of Bristol University, founder member of Arden Chambers, Law Commissioner for England & Wales 2001-2005 and Special Consultant 2006-2008, he led the project on Housing Law reform.

David Smith

David Smith, Solicitor

David is a solicitor and partner in South London solicitors Anthony Gold. He is an acknowledged expert on housing law, and was the solicitor in the recent leading Court of Appeal case of Spencer v. Taylor on section 21 notices.

Anne Rowland

Ann Rowland, Welsh Govt

Environmental Health Officer & former Manager of Landlord Accreditation Wales, Anne has been seconded to the Welsh Government from Cardiff Council to oversee the implementation of the new laws.

David Cos, ARLA

David Cox, MD ARLA

David is a barrister and also has over six years experience in Parliament and two trade associations. He is currently the Managing Director of ARLA (the Association of Residential Letting Agents).

Douglas Haig

Douglas Haig, Vice Chair RLA

Douglas is Vice Chairman of the Residential Landlords Association & a landlord and of property company Seraph Group. He has been been active lobbying the Welsh Government on behalf of landlords.

David Cowan

Professor David Cowan

Professor of Law & Policy at Bristol University, a barrister with Arden Chambers & working with the Welsh Government on the Renting Homes bill. Seconded to the Law Commission 2004-7 working on renting homes  issues.

Mike Morgan, TDS

Mike Morgan, TDS

TDS Director of Dispute Resolution, Mike has many years’ specialist experience in consumer affairs. Having trained as a solicitor Mike worked in Trading Standards and at the Furniture Ombudsman, before joining TDS in 2006

David Cos, ARLA

Jack Ralston, Solicitor

A sole practitioner specialising in town planning and housing (development) law, and since 2008 a Chairman of the Residential Property Tribunal for Wales and valuer of the First Tier Property Tribunal in England.

See what delegates at our other Conferences have said:

Even after years working in property management, I still find things out that I never knew – or worse, thought I knew but was wrong. Thank you!

Kevin Michael, Letting Agent

very refreshing to have a conference that ran promptly to time without anyone being rushed

Jane Edmundson

Your Conference Progam

Morning program

  • 09.00-09.30


    Time for you to get a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit, find a seat and settle down before the conference starts

  • 09.30-09.45

    Welcome - Graeme Gee

    Graeme, who will be your Master of Ceremonies for the day, will open the conference and give out notices for the day

  • 09.45-10.15

    Introduction from Professor Martin Partington

    Professor Partington was the Law Commissioner in charge of the Renting Homes project between 2001 and 2016. He will introduce our main theme of the day and set the scene

  • 10.15-10.45

    The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 - David Smith

    Solicitor David Smith will be taking us through the legislation and explaining some of the details of the Act - concentrating on the legal issues

  • 10.45-11.15

    The implementation of the new rules - Anne Rowland

    Anne’s work at the Welsh Government is to oversee the implementation of the new registration and licensing system. She will be explaining the policy background to the legislation and how it will work in practice

  • 11.15-12.00


    A chance to have a cup of coffee, talk to new friends and take a look at the exhibitor stands

  • 12.00-12.30

    Guidance for agents - David Cox

    David is the MD of ARLA and will be talking about the new regulations and how they will specifically affect letting agents in Wales

  • 12.30-13.00

    Guidance for Landlords - Douglas Haig

    Douglas is the Vice Chair of the Residential Landlords Association and has been heavily involved in the development of the new laws on behalf of landlords. He will talk about the new rules from the point of view of private landlords

Afternoon program

  • 13.00-14.00


    A buffet lunch will be served in the adjacent Prince of Wales Suite, giving you a further opportunity to speak to our exhibitors

  • 14.00-14.30

    The Renting Homes Bill - David Cowan

    Law Professor and Barrister David Cowan has been working with the Welsh Government on the Renting Homes Bill and will be bringing us up to date on recent developments

  • 14.30-15.00

    Section 21 - David Smith

    Section 21 is arguably one of the most important sections in the Housing Act 1988 and the most problematic. David Smith (the solicitor in the recent case of Spencer v. Taylor) will be explaining recent developments.

  • 15.00-15.30

    The Residential Property Tribunal - Jack Rostron

    Jack is a Chairman of the Residential Property Tribunal for Wales. He will be talking about the work of the Tribunal, in particular as regards rent assessments, HMO licensing issues and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

  • 15.30-16.00


    Discuss the talks and the conference over tea and cakes, or take another look at the exhibitors tables

  • 16.00-16.30

    Tenancy Deposit Adjudications - Mike Morgan

    Mike will be talking about tenancy deposit protection with specific reference to tenancy deposit adjudications, how best to present your case to an adjudicator and some 'howlers' from the TDS case files

  • 16.30-17.00

    Plenary Session - chaired by Professor Martin Partington

    A chance to for you to ask any questions you may have to our speakers

Take a look at our video of our Landlord Law Conference in 2014

Good conference. I look forward to seeing you next year …

Stephen McGlade, Advisor

Some 'frequently asked questions'

  • q-iconDo we get course notes?

    Yes, all speakers are asked to provide detailed notes about their talk, which are published in our comprehensive Conference Handbook.

  • q-iconCan I cancel if I find I can't attend after all?

    You can cancel within 14 days of booking without penalty.  After that you can cancel any time up to 14 days before the event and get a refund subject to a £25 administration fee.  No refunds are made during the last 14 days unless we have a waiting list.

  • q-iconIs my place guaranteed after I have booked?

    You place is not guaranteed until we have received payment.  If the event is sold out, we reserve the right to re-allocate your place to another delegate if you have not paid (we will normally contact you first)

  • q-iconIs there CPD?

    Yes, you can claim 5 hours CPD – most organisations such as ARLA, the NLA and the SRA will accept attendance at our conference against your CPD.

Become a part of the new movement towards excellence in the private rented sector

Confirmed exhibitors

  • TDS
  • The Property Redress Scheme
  • Envirovent
  • Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)
  • Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
  • The Welsh Licensing Authority (for rented property under the new act)

Other sponsors:

  • LandlordZONE
  • Property Investor News
Conference Exhibitors in 2014

Your Conference fee also includes:

  • Course notes

    This includes all the speakers notes, speakers contact details and information about the conference

  • Refreshments

    Tea & coffee on arrival and in the comfort breaks and a delicious buffet lunch

  • Free wi fi

    So you can check your email and messages.  But please turn mobiles and audio signals off during the talks!

  • Tables

    We we use a ‘classroom’ layout so all delegates will sit behind tables, for comfort and note taking

Extra bonus for delegates attending the Conference:

99% discount off our 2014 Conference Online Course!!

  • Includes film footage of all the talks from Conference 2014
  • Downloadable mp3 audio files of the talks - for you to listen to in your car on on your ipod
  • Speakers notes and power point pdfs
  • Get 4 hours CPD
  • You will get access until 22 May 2015 - the earlier you book the more time you get ...
  • Pay £6 (incl VAT) pp rather than £60
  • This special price is ONLY available to delegates who order this at the time of booking for Conference 2015


The Conference will be taking place at the beautiful victorian Angel Hotel in the heart of Cardiff.

Accommodation will be available for those who want it, either at the Angel Hotel itself or there are other hotels locally.

If you want to stay at the Angel, this will have to be arranged separately, but please indicate on the booking form if you will require accommodation to give is an idea of numbers.  We will be providing details of prices shortly.

We will also be arranging for an informal meal for delegates on 14th and 15th May at the Angel Hotel.  Again please indicate on the booking form if you are interested in this.

The beautiful Dragon Suite where the Conference will be held

The Conference will take place on Friday 15th May 2015  between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm

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Standard price is £180
(£150 + VAT)

Up to 40 places have been reserved for current Landlord Law +Plus members and Easy Law Training workshop customers since March 2014, at a special 50% discount:

£90 (£75 + VAT)

Note however that these are on a first come first served basis.  If you qualify early booking is recommended.

Prices are per person.  

A discount of 20% will be applied to bookings for five or more delegates at the standard rate provided they are booked and paid for at the same time.


One of the best conferences /  training days I have ever been to

Annette Bright, GSS Ltd