Mid Devon’s Landlord Networking Event Proves Successful Second Year Running

Posted on: 12 October 2018

On Wednesday evening, 19 September, the Council’s Public Health & Regulatory Services team organised another successful event aimed at improving private rented accommodation.

Held at Paschoe House near Bow, Crediton, the event promised to help landlords be mindful of their legal obligations and to ensure access to good quality, well managed and safe rental accommodation for their tenants. A total of 114 people attended and judging by the feedback received from the delegates and exhibitors, the event succeeded in delivering these aims.

The evening’s line up included a keynote speech from one of the UK’s most recognised lifestyle and property presenters, Amanda Lamb. Workshops covering property tax were provided by Director of Tax Debbie Franklin from Peplows Chartered Accountants, and legislation in relation to private rented accommodation by founder member and Head of Arden Chambers Andrew Dymond.

Also in attendance was DWP Partnership Support Manager for Devon Matt Hurley, who gave a presentation on Universal Credit specifically for landlords. There was also a selection of stands from local businesses and services providing professional advice and information for attendees.

Amanda Lamb said:

“I was delighted to be asked to speak at the Mid Devon Landlord Networking event. The county holds a special place in my heart and it was fantastic to meet attendees to find out more about their enthusiasm and determination to make it the best it can be. Thank you so much for having me.”

Andrew Dymond said:

“I was delighted to be part of the Landlord Networking Event. It was a pleasure to speak to an audience of landlords (both experienced and inexperienced) and to discuss with them the practical problems they encounter and how to overcome them. I hope that this is an event which will be repeated for many years to come”.

Matt Hurley said:

“On behalf of Jobcentre Plus, I would like to thank Mid Devon DC for inviting myself along to the event which was held in amazing surroundings. Universal Credit is a hot topic at the moment and the attendees found my session extremely informative and they also welcomed the changes to Universal Credit that have recently come into effect.”

Comments from attendees were really positive and there was overwhelming support for further events in the future. Some of the comments at the close of the evening included:

  • “Content was well suited to my needs”
  •  “Surprised by the quality of the speakers; good selection of exhibitors; would come again”
  • “Taxation talk was excellent”
  • “Excellent, loads of useful ‘nuggets’! Well done”
  • “Enjoyed the accountants talk the best – very well presented and informative. The stands were very useful”
  • “A good event”
  • “Well done – Good informative evening”
  • “Accountant Debbie Franklin was superb. Very Helpful”
  • “Tax workshop really good”

The Public Health & Regulatory Services team offers it’s thanks to all who attended and in particular, the speakers, exhibitors and Paschoe House for hosting the event.

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