Advice for landlords at King’s Lynn housing forum

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Landlords and letting agents in West Norfolk are being invited to a free forum next week to find out how forthcoming law changes could affect them.

The private rented sector forum will take place at the Lynn Town Hall next Monday, October 20, at 3.30pm.

The event will include a presentation from the National Landlords Association on new legislation, due to come into force next year, that will require landlords and agents to check a tenant’s immigration status when they let their property.

Borough council officials and the Property Ombudsman will also give talks on the effect of benefit changes and the new letting agent redress scheme.

Adrian Lawrence, the borough council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “The private rented sector in the borough has grown by over 60 per cent since 2001 and it is believed that around 14 per cent of households now live in private rented accommodation.

“I would urge landlords and letting agents from across the borough to come along to this event. It is a great opportunity, not only to get up to date with the latest information and good practice, but also to network with people who may be experiencing similar challenges or have success stories to share.”

For more information, phone Karl Patterson on 01553 616847.