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Issue 46 - November 2015

Welcome to the November 2015 edition of the Greater Nottingham Landlords' Electronic Newsletter.

Contents

  1. Presentations now available from the Rushcliffe forum
  2. FREE landlord evening in Broxtowe on 18th November 2015
  3. Nottingham landlord has been fined more than £12,000
  4. FREE Saturday landlord Surgery
  5. Have you met your new NLA rep yet?

Follow-Up from the Rushcliffe Borough Council Forum

On the 29th October 2015 Rushcliffe Borough Council held an excellent evening for landlords which helped numerous landlords in the borough and beyond get to grips with the new legislative changes which are affecting the buy to let market.

The Council held the forum in partnership with the National Landlords Association (NLA); East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO) & DASH Landlord Accreditation

As promised, during the evening events, the presentations would be available electrinically and you can now download them by clicking here: http://www.dashservices.org.uk/Media/Default/Docs/landlord%20library/Rushcliffe%20Private%20Landlords%20Forum%2029%20Oct%202015.pdf

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FREE landlord evening in Broxtowe on 18th November 2015

Landlords and agents are invited to the Broxtowe Borough Council's Private Sector Landlords' Forum which is being held on Old Council Chamber, Town Hall, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB, on Wednesday 18th November 2015, commencing at 6:15pm for registration and closing at 9pm

The forum offers a range of speakers but landlords will be particularly keen to hear from Ben Bourne, Solicitor from Ellis-Fermor & Negus Solicitors who will be explainimg the impacts of the Deregulation Act 2015 and giving a brief overview of landlord immigration right to rent checks due in Feb 2016.

Officers from Broxtowe Borough Council's Private Sector Housing and Housing Options teams will be present to discuss any local issues you have.

The Town Hall is located on Foster Avenue next to Round Hill Primary School

A buffet and refreshments will be provided

Landlords are asked to confirm their attendance by calling Tina King on 0115 9173420 or emailing Tina.King@broxtowe.gov.uk

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Nottingham landlord has been fined more than £12,000

A Nottingham landlord has been fined more than £12,000 for leaving a city property in a dangerous condition.

Company director Sam Goldman, of Goldman Estates (UK) Ltd, Lenton Boulevard, was taken to court by Nottingham City Council's Housing Licensing and Compliance Team for failing to licence the Mansfield Road home, and for multiple breaches under Management Regulations. He was fined £12,620.

The team discovered significant breaches of Management Regulations including failing to ensure that fire safety provisions in the property were sufficient. The fire panel was found to be defective and poorly-maintained, while the call points were in disrepair and there was damage to bedroom fire doors. The stairs were found in very poor condition and poorly-lit, while there were also large accumulations of waste and builders materials throughout.

Mr Goldman, aged 49, pleaded guilty to all eight of the offences at Nottingham Magistrates' Court o

This property was brought to the attention of the team after local police officers visited the address and had concerns for the tenants' safety.

Councillor Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: "The conditions found by our officers at this property were extremely worrying, with multiple breaches of fire safety regulations which could have had serious consequences."

If you or anyone you know is struggling getting to grips with how to carry out their landlord responsibility correctly they should contact the Nottigham Standard for Accreditation on the council website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/nottinghamstandard

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FREE Saturday Landlord Surgery

In partnership with Training for Professionals, East Midlands Property Owner (EMPO) are offering a range of training courses during 2015 and 2016 for more information please visit the DASH website: http://www.dashservices.org.uk/Blog/empo-landlord-letting-agent-training-courses

Of particular note is the FREE landlord surgery EMPO are offering landlords in Nottingham on Saturday 21st November 2015 between 11:00am - 16:00pm

Call 0115 950 2639 to register your interest in this excellent opportunity to get update to date with the recent changes in legislation and how it effects your business

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Introducing the new NLA rep for Notts & Derbys

Teresa Kaczmarek was appointed as the NLA area representative to the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire regions during the Summer of 2015.

Prior to taking on this rewarding and interesting role, Teresa (an accredited landlord) was an NLA member for several years herself benefiting from the helpline, library, relevant industry updates and attending regional meetings. Similar to a large proportion of the landlord population Teresa has currently one property. It is let to three tenants on separate tenancies and she currently manages the property herself. Teresa is by no means new to property having extensively been involved with renovations and developments in the past but these days prefers to manage rather than be 'hands on' .

Commenting on her introduction to the area Linda Cobb, DASH Landlord Accreditation, said: "we are very lucky to have such a motivated and capable rep. assigned to our area by the NLA and are already booked to attend various events together to share best practice with landlords in the region "

If you have a Private Rental Sector query or would like to find out more about the NLA and wish to contact Teresa you can either email her on Teresa.kaczmarek@landlords.org.uk or seek her out at a Regional Event.

To find out about events in the area visit: http://www.landlords.org.uk/events-home

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