Landlords Forum

The Next Landlords Forum

The Landlords Forum is held in Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, DE14 1LS - the next one will be September/October 2018 - details will be added here when the date is set.  All landlords are welcome to attend.  Usually we try to hold 2-3 Forums per year and we run the Forum in partnership with the National Landlords Association.  This page will give details of the date and time of the next Forum. 

Speakers and Events

The Council is keen to hear from any providers of services to landlords who would like to share their expertise in the form of a general talk to the Landlords Forum.  For example, if you offer legal, financial or management services to landlords and are able to share insights that landlords could benefit from at the Landlords Forum, please feel free to contact us at to arrange a date.

Do we have your correct email address?

We can only send you an invitation to the Landlords Forum if we have your correct email address. Please could you therefore send an email to requesting to subscribe to communications from the Landlord Relationship Manager. 

Supporting Landlords

The Council is keen to work with and support landlords. Our page on Renting in East Staffordshire provides useful information for both landlords and tenants.  We also seek to help landlords by hosting Landlords Forums where you can tell us about the issues that concern you, hear from relevant and interesting speakers, and network with other local landlords and agents. 

Subjects Covered at Past Forums and Information Circulars to Landlords

The following are examples of agenda items from previous forums and information circulars to landlords.  Some cover basic responsibilities of both tenants and landlords (see also our web page on Renting in East Staffordshire).   Others such as talks on tax issues will help you to better protect your interests as a landlord.

  • Electrical Safety and Portable Appliance Testing
  • Avoiding Deposit Disputes
  • The Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • Universal Credit - latest information for landlords (presentations from DWP officers with updates as implementation progresses) 
  • Energy Best Deal
  • Changes to Tenancy Law
  • Tax issues for Landlords
  • National Landlords Association - News and Updates
  • Open Forum
  • The Finances of Letting Property
  • Legionnaires Disease and legislation
  • Letting Agents Redress Scheme
  • Illegal Eviction and Harassment
  • Tenant Referencing
  • Inventories
  • The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation
  • Legal Eviction and the Court Process

Housing Benefit

As a landlord, you can ask the council to pay a tenant's housing benefit to yourself (or your agent):

  • on grounds that the tenant is vulnerable
  • if the tenant is 2 months behind with rent
  • if you have reduced the rent to make it affordable to the tenant.

To make such a request complete the form and send it to Housing Benefits, East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Town Hall, King Edward Place Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB.  For more information speak to housing benefits on 01283 508422

Contact us

If you wish to discuss any aspect of being a landlord the please contact our Landlord Relationship Manager:-

Tel (01283) 508149