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Optimise Your Property Investment in 2017

November 9, 2016

The EU referendum result has raised a myriad of questions for the private rented sector. What will happen to house prices, how is government policy going to shift and where is the economy heading?

The NLA & Portico Landlord Seminar on the 22nd November, 7pm - 9.30pm, will provide your essential briefing by bringing together a unique group of experts, including Richard Blanco, NLA, Mark Lawrinson, Portico, James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, and a host of other industry experts.

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Keynote Speaker - James Murray, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing

We’re really pleased that the Deputy Mayor of London, James Murray, will be speaking. He will give us a unique insight into Sadiq Khan's plans for housing and we'll be able to quiz James on the role he sees London's 300,000 landlords playing in the future of our capital.

James Murray will also share his vision for how the Mayor of London’s programme will improve housing in London and affect private sector landlords.  Proposals could include London wide co-ordination of licensing, a scheme for naming and shaming criminal landlords, promoting accreditation and a new London wide lettings agency.  

Brexit, tax changes… what next?

All landlords need to reappraise their strategy in the light of Brexit and tax changes, and we'll be examining alternative options like mixed commercial and residential development, and the lending implications of new Bank of England regulation.

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director of Portico, will also give a market update, focussing on the uncertainty surrounding house prices.

He will take us through the latest figures, including an extremely insightful borough by borough analysis of rental yield.


In 2008, Airbnb launched as an online service to let spare rooms or entire homes for short periods of time. Fast forward to 2016 and there are now 111,000 UK listings on the site, and London offers a huge 45% of those listings.

Interestingly, recent research by the Residential Landlords Association has also revealed that a third of listings are provided by owners with more than one home due to the profit margins, and 61% in London are being advertised for 90 days or more - making them long term lettings, and subsequently putting both landlords and tenants at risk.

We’ll ask the question of just how serious some landlords are about Airbnb, and look at the benefits compared to the potential risks.

London Home Staging

Are you thinking of selling or letting your property?

Currently the market is more competitive than ever, so home staging is critical to ensuring your property is sold or let quickly, for the maximum price. Buyers take comfort in seeing a house that’s ready to move into, so staging the right furnishings, furniture and decorations is extremely important. And interestingly, staged properties can sell for a huge 8% more than un-staged homes!

London Home Staging will have their own stand at the NLA & Portico Landlord Seminar. They offer bespoke home staging and interior styling services to property developers, landlords and private sellers, and pride themselves on their ability to tailor their services to specific property requirements.Instant Valuation

To see examples of their work and book a free consultation, please contact them on or 07717810962.

Legal questions?

Osbornes Solicitors have been providing legal advice to landlords on all property matters for over 40 years. The property and housing department, which is ranked as a leading team in the UK can assist with all residential and commercial property requirements. The conveyancing team regularly act for landlords in the sale and purchase of property. The firm also has a specialist property litigation team who specialise in resolving landlord disputes. Where possible the team seek to do this without the need for costly and lengthy court proceedings.

Visit their website at for more information or call Simon Nosworthy for an initial chat on 02074858811.

Have you got your ticket?

The NLA & Portico Landlord Seminar has become an annual must attend event, held at the breath-taking Institute of Directors in Pall Mall. It's a great opportunity to catch up and network with serious players, enjoy a drink and some nibbles, and find out how to optimise your property investment in 2017.

WHAT:        London Landlord Seminar hosted by Portico in association with the NLA

WHEN:        Tuesday 22 November, 2016. Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start

WHERE:       Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

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Tickets are just £10 for NLA members with promo code: POR41CO. Click here to buy tickets, or give us a call 020 7099 4000. Alternatively, find out if you're charging the correct rent with our Instant Valuation tool.

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