Goodlord will host a series of webinars designed to support landlords and letting agents navigate the existing coronavirus crisis, starting with a session with Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, today.
The founder of Landlord Action will co-host the industry webinar alongside Goodlord’s head of insurance, Oli Sherlock, to discuss new legislation around tenant non-payment of rent and associated legal proceedings.
Today’s webinar, which is free to attend, will take place between 9:30 and 10:30am.
Next week’s session will be hosted by David Cox of ARLA Propertymark, and will go live on Wednesday 29th April 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, and Electrical Safety Regulations, and fresh legislation that has emerged since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A range of questions from participants have already been submitted for both sessions, 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 has 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 sessions.
Goodlord’s Head of Insurance, Oli Sherlock, commented: “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. We hope these webinars can answer some of the common queries and provide reassurance to agents trying to offer a safe, compliant service at this stressful time.”
Shamplina added: “The whole industry is facing a set of unprecedented challenges. We are being inundated at Landlord Action by worried Agents and Landlords. With new Covid 19 regulation put in by the Government on an emergency basis, it can be confusing. We hope this webinar can answer pressing questions and provide much needed clarity on the legislation that both agents and landlords are having to rapidly get to grips with.”
To register for the free webinars, click here.