Working with local landlords to deliver affordable housing

Cllr John Cotton

Cllr John Cotton

150 landlords are heading to Millennium Point this Thursday for the Birmingham Landlord Forum, a joint event between the National Landlords Association and Birmingham City Council’s Private Rented Service.

The afternoon’s conference – which is fully booked – will help to bring landlords up to speed with a range of issues including new housing legislation, the council’s work to clamp down on rogue landlords and how to ethically finance buy-to-lets.

Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “As the private rented sector continues to grow it is vitally important that we help landlords to deliver decent and affordable housing to local people.

“The Birmingham Landlord Form meeting on Thursday provides us with an excellent opportunity to engage with responsible landlords and help them keep up to speed with important changes in the private rented sector.“

Speakers and topics include –

  • Lisa Orme, Keys Mortgages – Financing your Buy-to-let properties and developments ethically
  • Mary Latham, West Midlands regional representative, National Landlords Association - Update on new and proposed legislation
  • Simon Misisewicz, Optimise Accountants - Don’t let the tax changes bring you down
  • Don Robbie, West Midlands representative, National Landlords Association - ‘Right to Rent’ update on landlords’ obligations under the Immigration act 2014
  • Pete Hobbs, service integration head, Private Rented Service Birmingham City Council - Private Rented Sector – the future for Birmingham
  • Cllr John Cotton, Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member of Neighbourhood Management and Homes - Closing remarks

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