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Colchester Landlord Forum

Our next landlord forum will take place from 7-9pm on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at Jobserve Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, CO4 5UP. Registration will be open from 6:30pm. The forum is free to attend.

The draft agenda for the meeting on the 27 March is as follows:

Meeting Times 

  • Registration: 6.30pm
  • Meeting Start: 7.00pm
  • Meeting Finish: 9.00pm

7pm – Introduction

David Elliott (Colchester Borough Homes)

7.05pm – Layna Thompson (Palmers Law Associate Solicitor)

Landlord Targeted Fraud – Helping Landlords protect their assets

Layna will be talking us all through what we, as Landlords, can do to protect our biggest assets against fraud. Some of the fixes you will learn are easy to implement, yet the stories and consequences of fraud Layna will share are shocking!

7.25pm – Tim Briggs (Legal Mentor Founder)

Legal issues around serving notices on tenants, and getting back possession

Changes in legislation and recent court cases have made the ease of serving Section 21 Notices a thing of the past. Former solicitor and founder of internet firm Legal Mentor Tim Briggs will go through what you need to do to serve a valid notice. He will also talk about the pros and cons of serving different types of notices, the implications of serving an invalid notice and discuss how a minority of tenants can work the court system to delay and inconvenience landlords in getting back possession.

7.45pm Break

8.00pm – David Elliott – Private Sector Officer (Colchester Borough Homes)

David will be giving us an overview of how you, as a Landlord, can make your life easier through working with Colchester Borough Homes. This will feature testimony from landlords and tenants we have previously worked with.

8.15pm – Joanne Dron (National Landlords Association Senior Local Representative)

News and Legislative Update

Joanne will keep landlords up to date on the recent changes to our rules and working practices. If you want to stay ahead of the competition and ensure you are aware of the many changes coming our way, then this talk is a must for you.

8.35pm – Close

David Elliott (Colchester Borough Homes)

8.45pm – Networking

9.00pm Meeting Finish

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is free parking on site.

The Landlord Forum is held in partnership with the National Landlords Association and Colchester Borough Council. Colchester Borough Homes, the Council and the NLA share the common goal of sharing knowledge with landlords to improve property rental for all. The Colchester Landlord Forum is free to attend and provides landlords with a wealth of information and advice in comfortable surroundings.