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Landlords Forum is resounding success

Capture1An event to update Ryedale landlords on key changes to regulations has been hailed a successful evening by all involved.

The free Spring forum, held on 16 March by the Housing Services department at Ryedale District Council, was attended by over 50 landlords and agents.

Helen Edge, Chief Immigration Officer from the Immigration Service, delivered a presentation on the ‘Right to Rent’ legislation which was recently rolled out in the area as part of the Immigration Act.

Guests were invited to participate in a series of talks regarding the Deregulation Act 2015 and prevention of Legionnaires’ disease. The evening also saw the launch of the brand new Ryedale District Council information webpage for landlords.

Exhibition stands showcasing a wealth of expertise were available for landlords to browse. Stallholders included Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector specialists, AICO; Bulmers Letting Agency, Housing Benefits, the National Landlords Association and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors were also in attendance to offer landlords specialist legal guidance.

Ryedale District Council Housing Options, Safe and Sound Homes (SASH), North Yorkshire Young People’s Partnership and Stonham Homestay were present to provide advice on tenant support options.

Shaun Sutcliffe, Lettings Officer at Ryedale District Council said: “The evening was a great opportunity to communicate the changing responsibilities that landlords are facing and gave them the chance to ask questions of the stallholders.

All attendees who participated in our exit survey agreed that they would like to be involved in future events which we are planning to include new aspects such as practical workshops and demonstrations”.

Anyone who is interested in attending similar events can call 01653 60066 ext 292. The new Ryedale District Council webpage for landlords can be found at: www.ryedale.gov.uk/services/housing/private-housing/private-landlord-support

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