ARLA Propertymark chief executive, David Cox, will co-host Goodlord’s second webinar tomorrow, as part of its series of sessions designed to support landlords and letting agents navigating the existing coronavirus crisis.
Tomorrow’s webinar, which is free to attend, will go live from 9.30am.
Cox will join Goodlord’s William Reeve to answer questions on the latest legal changes facing the industry, including Section 21, the Renters' Reform Bill, Electrical Safety regulations, and fresh legislation that has emerged since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A range of questions from participants has already been submitted for the session, with key areas of concern already emerging.
How to handle student lets amidst the new regulations is a common area of confusion, as are rules around Section 21 notices and payment plan protocols.
A number of queries have also been raised with regards to the pre-tenancy process, with questions ranging from validating documentation and what it permitted during social distancing, to ascertaining who is in receipt of furloughed income. These will all be addressed during the session.
Goodlord’s head of insurance, Oli Sherlock, said: “There’s a huge amount of new guidance and evolving regulation for agents and landlords to keep up with, as well as a fair amount of misinformation and confusion.
“Against the backdrop of the toughest business climate this industry has ever experienced, it’s a huge task to ensure you’re on top of all the new guidelines.”