Landlord Law Conference 2020

January 13, 2020

Landlord Law Conference 2020Every year (since 2013) we have held a Landlord Lord Law Conference and 2020 will be no exception.

As those of you who have attended in the past will know, Landlord Law Conference is a serious training event with top legal speakers, as well as being a fun day out.  Once again we are sponsored by Hamilton Fraser.

With all the changes going on it is more important than ever that you keep up to date with the law.  Landlord Law Conference is suitable for landlords, letting agents and also housing advisors and lawyers.

We have a great lineup of speakers for you this year – some old favourites and also some new faces.  Here is the line up:

Speakers 2020

  • Solicitor David Smith will be giving an overview of legal developments over the past year and discussing what is to come in his talk on the Year in Review
  • Barrister Justin Bates, who is new to Conference, will be talking about human rights and rented property – which will include discussion of the two important cases where he appearing, the Trecarrel appeal on gas safety certificates and section 21, and the right to rent challenge, both of which have human rights elements
  • David Cox, the CEO of Arla Propertymark will be decussing new developments in letting agent regulation
  • Ben Beadle, the CEO of the new National Landlords Association (the merged body from the RLA and the NLA) will be talking on a topic relevant to landlords (title TBA)
  • Paul Shamplina, of Landlord Action and star of Channel 5’s hit series ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’, will be discussing eviction issues
  • Suzy Hershman, the Head of Dispute Resolution at My Deposits will be giving a Deposit Update and advice on adjudications
  • Housing Barrister Sam Madge-Wyld will be looking at discrimination issues and how these affect landlords (eg regarding disability and also the legality of ‘no DSS’ prohibitions)
  • Housing Barrister and Deputy District Judge Robert Brown will be talking about Representing Yourself at Court
The Conference will end with a Q&A session where several of our speakers will answer delegates questions.

Dunston HallVenue etc

This year we are moving to the lovely Dunston Hall which is just outside Norwich.

The Conference will include lunch in the hotel restaurant, two comfort breaks and our Conference Handbook which contains speakers notes for you to take away with you.

The venue has free parking for delegates and we have negotiated a special rate for those of you who wish to stay the night before.  For those who do, we will be having our usual ‘before Conference’ meal (pay extra) to which all are invited.

For those who need it, the Conference will earn you 5 hours CPD.


As usual we will have a few top exhibitors for you to talk to during breaks.  These will include

  • Our lead sponsors Hamilton Fraser (who we anticipate will have people from their insurance, My Deposits and the Property Redress Scheme divisions)
  • Arla Propertymark
  • Hammock – a new and exciting banking service for landlords, and
  • Liberator Services – a local inventory and handyman service

More exhibitors will be announced in due course.

And finally

I hope you will consider Conference this year.  With all the changes going through and the increase in Local Authority enforcement action, it is vital that landlords and letting agents are on top of their legal obligations.

Only then will you be able to avoid the problems, penalties and prosecutions which can flow from ignorance of the law.

The Conference is also a great day out and an opportunity to network with other like minded people.  Check out our highlights video from Conference 2019.

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