Landlords Forum

The Next Landlords Forum

6pm on Friday, May 5th, 2017 in Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, DE14 1LS

Landlords are warmly invited to the next Landlords Forum which this time is being devoted to the proposal to introduce Selective Licensing in the Borough.  The original proposal document, dated July 2016, can be found on the Council’s website.

Do we have your correct email address?

If we do not have your correct email address then you will not have received an email invitation to the Landlords Forum.  Please could you therefore send an email to requesting to subscribe to communications from the Landlord Relationship Manager. 

How to find the meeting when at the Town Hall

Please enter through the door immediately to the left of the main Town Hall entrance.  The Landlords Forum will be signposted. 

Supporting Landlords

The Council is keen to work with and support landlords to create a good basis for Renting in East Staffordshire. One way we do this is 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. The meetings are held about every 4 months and everyone is welcome.  To be notified of Landlords Forum dates and to receive occasional updates on issues affecting landlords, please contact and ask us to add your email address to our circulation list.

Subjects Covered at Past Forums

The following are examples of agenda items from previous forums.  Specialist speakers have made presentations to landlords on:-

  • Selective Licensing Proposal
  • Electrical Safety and Portable Appliance Testing
  • Avoiding Deposit Disputes
  • The Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • Universal Credit
  • Energy Best Deal
  • Changes to Tenancy Law
  • Fire Regulations
  • Managing Drug Problems
  • The Right to Rent
  • Tax issues for Landlords
  • National Landlords Association - News and Update
  • 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 Maltsters, Wetmore Road, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1LS.  For more information speak to housing benefits on 01283 508422

Universal Credit

Housing Benefit is gradually being replaced by Universal Credit which includes a Housing Cost Element where applicable.  Latest information about Universal Credit is available on the Government website at GOV.UK 

Contact us

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

Tel (01283) 508149