Landlords Forum

The Landlords Forum

Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 - Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, DE14 2EB

Presentations at the Forum

National Landlords Association - Update

Our new National Landlords Association representative has an update including an overview of

  • Government Ministerial Changes
  • New 'How to' Guides
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Legal Proposals: 3-Year Tenancies,  Tenant Fees, Fitness and Changes to Notice Requirements
  • Houses in Multiple Occupation

Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation

The Council's Environmental Health Manager sets out the new requirements beginning in October and the implications for landlords

Landlord Support Package

The Housing Options Team can now provide a new Landlord Support Package for specific clients of service. 

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 landlordrelations@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk to arrange a date.

Do we have your correct email address?

We can send you an invitation to the Landlords Forum if we have your correct email address. If you are not currently receiving invitations to the Forum, please send a request email to landlordrelations@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

More information for 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.

  • Selective Licensing Scheme - proposal, implementation and updates
  • Electrical Safety and Portable Appliance Testing
  • Avoiding Deposit Disputes
  • Tax issues for Landlords
  • National Landlords Association - News and Updates
  • 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

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
Email landlordrelations@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk