Sell-out seminar on residential lettings held at Scotch Corner

Last week (14 March), well over a hundred landowners, farmers and rural business owners attended a residential lettings seminar at Scotch Corner Hotel. The event, hosted the CLA, was supported by Carter Jonas.

This seminar provided attendees with all the latest information and the changes in residential tenancy legislation, and how that will affect those involved in the private rental sector.

The event covered the Renters Reform Bill which could see the removal of section 21 notices; proposed new grounds to recover possession; the latest information on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and some context as to how others are adapting to the legislation.

Expert speakers at this event included Harry Flanagan, CLA Senior Legal Adviser and Avril Roberts, CLA Housing Adviser, who was joined by Duncan Peake, CEO at Raby Estates to showcase their approach to residential lettings and how they are adapting to the upcoming legislative changes

The seminar also included a ‘top tips’ presentation by representatives from Carter Jonas which covered all practical aspects around landlord and tenant responsibilities, as well as the general management including how to find the right tenant and managing the property.

CLA Director North Lucinda Douglas said: “The popularity of this event underlined the importance of the private rental sector, particularly in rural areas where there is a dire lack of affordable housing. Raby Estates CEO, Duncan Peake’s illustrated the very significant contribution landlords can make in providing housing in the countryside.”

“It also emphasised the point that the landlord-tenant relationship can be mutually supportive and positive for the local economy. Essentially, it covered the rights and responsibilities of parties involved in such agreements, which also included a look into what the future might hold for the sector.”