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NLA & Portico London Landlord Seminar

October 29, 2015

The much-talked about London Regional Seminar 2015 is fast approaching. This year we have teamed with the NLA to discuss challenges facing the private rental sector and the impact of the mayoral elections, plus there will be a fantastic London property market update from our Regional Director, Mark Lawrinson.

Please find the NLA seminar speech topics and information on how to book tickets below:  

Regulatory Round-up

Richard Blanco, NLA London Representative

If you're feeling taxed, regulated, capped and licensed from all angles, never fear your NLA London Representative will take you seamlessly through all the latest changes from landlord immigration checks and five year prison sentences to the more sublime deposit protection and section 21 changes, EPCs and smoke alarms.

The Challenges Facing The Private Rented Sector

Carolyn Uphill, NLA Chairman

The launch of Smart Rent Wales leaves England as the only remaining country without a national landlord register.  Labour’s new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has put longer tenancies, rent control, land taxes and social housing back on the agenda.  Meanwhile George Osborne has unexpectedly introduced punitive tax changes. Has the PRS peaked in the face of public criticism and will we ever succeed in persuading politicians to recognise and champion the important work that landlords do?  A key note presentation from the NLA Chairman Carolyn Uphill.

All Change At the Mayor’s Office?

Interview & Discussion with Rhona Brown, Senior Policy Officer, GLA

The May 2016 London mayoral elections are just around the corner.  How successful has Boris Johnson’s London Rental Standard and other policies been and what are the prospects for London if Zac Goldsmith or Sadiq Khan are elected Mayor? 

London Market Review & Hotspots

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director, Portico

After last year’s eye watering increases in house prices, this year’s post-election bounce has failed to materialise. Mark brings us this year’s market review with a focus on London hotspots.

Financing & Tax Challenges

Panel Debate with Alex Smith, Capricorn Financial Consultancy,Richard Mountain, Experienced Investor Using Ltd Companies, and Ben Sheils, Accounting Director, Micro Business Team

In this panel discussion, we bring together a tax expert, a financial consultant and an experienced investor to consider your best mortgage options and how to respond to the impending tax changes.  Should you incorporate, has the mortgage market returned to a pre-2008 near normal state and what are the prospects for a rising interest rate environment?

Click here to book tickets for the much-talked about seminar on the 17th November. Tickets are free to NLA Members & Portico clients with your promo code.

6.30pm for 7pm start until 9.15pm on 17 November 2015

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

Nearest tube stations: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus


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