If so – you need to attend our 2020 HMO Day!
Our 2020 HMO Day is delivered online so you can watch in the comfort of your own home. You will need a computer with up to date internet software (preferably Chrome or Firefox), audio and decent broadband.
The system we use is easy to use and you will be given detailed guidance. You will also be given access to a special password protected area where you can download the speakers powerpoints on the day, and view our bonus material.
Dean is a barrister from Cornerstone Barristers in London
Richard is MD at London Property Licensing
Tara is a barrister from Cornerstone Barristers in London
David is a solicitor and partner at JMW Solicitors
David is the Director of Enforcement at Waltham Forest LBC
Sarah is a solicitor at Anthony Gold Solicitors
Six talks on important HMO issues delivered by experts:
Find out more by clicking the green headings below – they should open up so you can see the talk info and speakers picture.
The HMO Day will be opened by Solicitor and MD of Landlord Law, Tessa Shepperson, who is also the event organiser. Tessa will be giving out any notices about the day but will fairly swiftly pass you on to the first speaker of the day ...
Our first talk is with housing barrister and HMO expert Dean Underwood of Cornerstone Barristers Chambers in London. In this talk he will be explaining what exactly are HMOs under the Housing Act 2004, and when they require a licence.
This talk will be with Richard Tacagni who runs London Property Licensing. Richard specialises in helping landlords with their HMO Licence applications (as well as doing 'expert witness' work). This talks will be a very useful guide to help you avoid expensive mistakes when making your license application.
This talk will be taken by Tara O'Leary, a housing barrister from Cornerstone Chambers. In this talk, she will be considering what local authorities' powers are to charge for licence applications, and when these can be challenged.
This talk will be taken by solicitor David Smith, a partner with JMW Solicitors. David is well known as an HMO expert. In this talk, he will be discussing the management of HMO properties and the regulations that ALL HMO landlords must comply with - whether or not a license is required.
A chance for you to relax and consider all that you have learned during the morning. We may also provide some additional information or sponsors videos during this time.
This talk will be delivered by David Beach who is director of enforcement at Waltham Forest London Borough Council. David will be giving his top tips for avoiding licensing and management enforcement under the 2004 Act. So an important talk!
Sometimes you will not want to accept the decision of your local authority - for example as regards refusal or a license or the conditions imposed. What can you do then? The answer is to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal. In this talk, solicitor Sarah Cummins of Anthony Gold Solicitors will be looking at rights, practice and procedure with HMO related appeals.
We have allowed about 15 minutes for questions in the speakers' talks, but this is almost certainly not going to be long enough. You may also have HMO related questions which are not covered by the HMO Day talks. This is your opportunity - all the speakers will be available and Tessa Shepperson will be putting your questions. So make sure you have them ready! The event will end at 5.00 pm.
We are also making available some additional recordings on HMO issues which are not specifically covered in the HMO Day talks. These will be available in the special ‘delegates’ page. You will be given access to this as soon as you sign up to the event.
Videos include two talks by solicitor David Smith, on planning issues and on Council Tax liability and valuation issues.
For our online ‘virtual event’ we are using some special ‘online summit software’ called HeySummit.
All payments will be made via our normal Landlord Law online payments system which will grant you access to the delegates page. Then, everyone who books a place on the HMO Day will then be imported into the online event nearer the time.
Once you have been imported into the event website you will be sent emails via site system which will log you in to watch the talks at the correct time.
You will be able to watch as many or as few of the presentations as you like. All of the presentations will be recorded so missing them will not be a big problem – as you will be able to watch them later as a ‘replay’. The replays and the HMO Day event site will remain online for all delegates to view until Friday 20 November.
You will also be able to put questions and have discussions with other delegates in the discussion areas below the presentation videos.
Although this is the first HMO Day we have run, we are using the same system that we used for our Virtual Conference in May. Here are some comments from delegates at that event:
As we live in N Devon this was an ideal way for us both to enjoy a conference albeit a virtual one without the need for major arrangements here at home. Very good value, a real no brainer, as one fee for two people. Has been so enjoyable, relaxing, and, of course, such good value, and has been useful to visit parts later on.
I was dubious about taking part in a virtual conference beforehand but I really enjoyed it and found I concentrated much better in the comfort of my own home. The content and subject matter were spot on for our business and all the speakers were very good.
Well done on providing a very useful online Conference this year at short notice! The speakers were excellent, the technology worked well and it was very convenient.
The Event fee is £120 (£100 + VAT) per person
Payment should be made online (by credit / debit card or PayPal) via our shopping cart.
Payment by invoice is possible but will be subject to a 10% admin fee and event discounts and coupons cannot be used. If you wish to pay by invoice please get in touch.
The following discount will be applied automatically when booking online:
Landlord Law members will also be able to offset their Landlord Law points balance.
Discounts are only available when booking and paying online. Landlord Law members MUST be logged in to get their discounts.
NB Terms & conditions apply (the page will open in a new tab or window).
We will be donating 20% of ticket sales after VAT and expenses to Crisis UK to support their work with the homeless.
Q: What are my cancellation rights?
A; You can cancel within 14 days of booking without penalty and receive a full refund. Subject to any statutory rights you may have, requests for cancellation and refunds made outside of this period will be given at our discretion and will normally be subject to an administration fee of not less than £15.
Requests for cancellation and refund should be made by the Green Button Support service (you will find the green button at the bottom right of the screen on Landlord Law).
Subject to your statutory rights, no refunds will be paid during or after the event (even if you have not watched the presentations).
Q: What if I have technical problems accessing the event website?
A: We provide detailed guidance on how to access the event website. The software that we are using is used all over the world and you should not experience any issues. If you do, let us know, preferably via the green button support service, and we will try to help. Or if access proves impossible for you we will refund your fee.
Q: What if I am unable to watch the presentations on the day?
A: All the presentations will be recorded and you will be given access to the ‘replays’ for three months, ie until Friday 20 November 2020.
Q: Will I need any special equipment or software?
You should be able to access the event website with any computer device including your smart phone!
However, note that the system works best if you are using an up to date version of either Chrome or Firefox internet browsers. They can both be downloaded from the internet for free (for both PCs and Macs).
Q: Do I need to be a Landlord Law member to attend the HMO Day?
A: No. Anyone can attend the HMO Day (provided you book and pay the fee). However, Landlord Law members who are logged in when they book will get an automatic discount of 10% off the fee.
Q: I am buying a place for someone else, how do I do this?
A: Our system will assume that the person buying is to be the delegate, so if possible you should use the name and email address of the intended delegate when making your purchase.
If this is impossible for any reason, or if you are buying a place for more than one person, let us know their details ASAP after purchase so we can ensure that the correct person is given access.
Q: Will I be able to ask questions?
A: We have asked speakers to allow 15 minutes at the end of their talk for questions plus you will be able to ask questions during the Q&A session at the end of the day.
If for any reason your question does not get answered we will not be able to help further although the speaker may agree to help if you contact them direct.
Q: Do you provide a CPD certificate?
A: We do not provide CPD certificates for attendance (as we have no way of checking that you actually watched the presentations). However, your organisation may be prepared to accept your attendance on the course against your CPD.
Q: Do you give discounts for charities and ‘not for profit’ organisations?
A: Contact us, we may be prepared to offer you a discount for the event.