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Landlord forum

Landlords and letting agents in West Oxfordshire are invited to attend a forum that covers a range of subjects including the impact of housing-benefit changes on the private sector.
The forum, which is free to attend, promotes consultation between the Council, property related professionals and private landlords.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We are keen to work closely with private landlords and letting agencies to not only help them cope with changes in the sector but also ensure that they are meeting the standards required for tenants.
“This is a great opportunity for landlords to speak with specialists on a one-to-one basis and get advice on issues that affect them.”

Topics covered in the forum include:

* Tax and financial guidance with regard to rented properties

* Changes to the law on tenancy deposits

* The impact of housing-benefit changes on the private rented sector, and future changes to the benefits system

* Radon update

* Overview of flexible home improvement loans for home owners over the age of 60 – a scheme administered by West Oxfordshire District Council

*Buy-to-let mortgages

* Fire risk assessments and LACORS fire safety guidance for rented properties

There will also be an opportunity for landlords to have one-to-one sessions with the key speakers.

Everyone attending will also receive a CPD certificate issued by The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

The Landlords’ Forum takes place on Friday 25 May in Committee Room 1at West Oxfordshire District Council’s Woodgreen Office, New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1NB

For further information and to book a place, contact Miss Suman Lal-Sarbatta on 01993 861379 or email suman.lalsarbatta@westoxon.gov.uk

Posted : 04/05/2012 16:17:59

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