Category Archives: Landlord Conference

Regional conference … Just a few places left

Conference 2017

There are still just a few places left for the West Midlands Private Landlord and letting Agent Conference. If you are interested in attending this excellent and free event – grab your chance now as we expect the last tickets to be snapped up quickly. Click here to book your a place.

Look forward to seeing you there.


You are invited to the West Midlands Property Event of the year

Landords and Lettings Conference 2017

Bookings now open for the FREE West Midlands Landlords and Lettings Conference 2017.

Date/Time: Friday 6th October 2017 (9.00 am to 4.30 pm).
Venue: Bescot Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall WS1 4SA.

This full day event is FREE TO ATTEND with free parking, free beverages and a free buffet lunch but you must reserve your place. Please click here to book and to find a full agenda. , Last year’s event was full within 3 weeks of bookings being opened with 651 people attending, so do it quickly to avoid disappointment.
Thanks to our sponsors whose support means we can offer you your place at no charge.

Save the date – Regional landlord conference

Paul Shamplina from “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords.”

The next West Midlands Regional Landlord and Letting Agent Conference will be 6th October 2017 in Walsall.

The conference will include leading property expert Paul Shamplina who you might know from his star role in Channel 5’s “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords .” Paul also sits on the advisory panel of the Property Redress Scheme.

Last year’s event was completely booked out several weeks in advance and we are expecting the same level of demand this year. To attend you must reserve a place (although it will be free). We don’t yet have the details in place about making a booking, these will be on the blog closer to the time. Along with a full agenda, so please watch this space and do save the date.



West Midlands Regional Landlords and Letting Agents conference

On 7th October, just over 650 landlords and agents attended our fourth regional conference. We think this is the biggest one-day event of its kind in the UK.

The event was put together by Mary Latham of the National Landlords Association, Mark Woodhall of Wolverhampton Council, Matt Smith of Birmingham Council and your blog co-editor Liz Mooney. Needless to say many people played a role in making the event a success. So thanks to everybody; not forgetting the many sponsors whose support meant that the event could be kept free of charge to landlords.


Plenty of housing expertise, very little fashion sense. Liz Mooney, Gary Wright and Matt Smith looking a bit purple at the conference.

MC’d by Sandwell’s Steven Gabriel, the presentations and workshops included:

  •  Living in Interesting Times from Richard Lambert of the National Landlords Association


  • Tackling Rogue Landlords by Isabella Connell


  • Crisis an introduction to the leading Homelessness Charity – by Chris Hancock


  • Immigration Act 2016 looking at the Right to rent rules for residential landlords


  • Landlords and Tax by Simon Misiewicz


  • An update on new and upcoming legislation from Mary Latham of NLA
  • Welfare reform by Oliver Wright (please see previous blog posts on Universal credit, the benefit cap and changes to backdating rules).
  • Getting the most out of your investment when developing property for rent by Sue Elkington.

Overall – it was a very successful day. If you cant wait till next year’s – please look out for our own local Sandwell Landlord forum, details of which should be announced shortly on the blog.