Landlords! Are you SURE you are fully up to date with the law?

Do you know about the new legislation which has come into force recently?

Are you compliant with the new rules?

Every year there seem to be more and more changes to the legal rules that landlords have to comply with – and the past year has been no exception!

How can you keep up to date with it all?

Our Landlord Law Conference! 

The 2019 Conference took place on 17 May, just a few weeks ago.  As normal all the talks were recorded and we are now in a position to make these available to buyers of our

Landlord Law Conference Course!

So lets take a look at the course and see what it includes:

The Course contains all the Conference talks

as follows:

  • The Year in Review’ – an overview of the changes over the past year, from solicitor David Smith
  • Tenancies and Utilities‘- from housing barrister Peter Marcus
  • The Tenant Fees Act‘ – an update from David Cox, the CEO of ARLA Propertymark
  • Landlords obligations for repair and fitness for habitation‘ – from housing barrister Sam Madge Wyld
  • Why Redress Matters‘ – from Sean Hooker, the Ombudsman at the Property Redress Scheme
  • Deposits, Evidence and Disputes‘ – from Suzy Hershman of My Deposits
  • Airbnb & other vacation rentals, should landlords be concerned?’ – from housing barrister Katie Gray
  • Getting Section 8 Notices Right’ – from housing barrister Robert Brown
  • Enforcement work in the Private Rented Sector‘ – from Enforcement Officer Ben Reeve Lewis
  • There was also a Q&A session which is included.
  • Plus we have some bonus items for you (see more below)

Lets take a closer look at the Conference talks and speakers:

The Year in Review

This is a talk we have every year which looks at all the changes over the past year.

In 2019 the speaker was solicitor David Smith – a partner at Anthony Gold solicitors and also the Director of Policy at the Residential Landlords Association.

Find out more about his talk in the video clip:


Tenancies and Utilities

This talk was taken by housing barrister Peter Marcus of Zenith Chambers, always one of our most popular speakers.  

Peter talks, not only about gas safety, but also about the other utilities such as electricity, considers issues of access and looks at the new legislation which has come into force recently.

Find out more about his talk in the video clip:


The Tenant Fees Act

This was a talk with ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox. 

David is one of the best people to explain the Tenant Fees Act as he has spent much the past couple of years lobbying the government about this legislation and then doing presentations to explain it to ARLA members and others.  So he knows it very well.

Find out more about his talk in the video clip:


Landlords Obligations for Repair and Fitness for Habitation

This was a talk with housing barrister Sam Madge-Wyld from Tanfield Chambers.

Sam gave an overview of the existing legislation and explained the new laws on fitness for habitation 

Find out more about his talk in the video clip:  


Why Redress Matters

This was a talk from Sean Hooker who is the Ombudsman at the Property Redress Scheme.

We did not manage to interview Sean about his talk but we have this clip for you: 

Deposits, Disputes and Evidence

This was a talk from Suzy Hershman who is the Head of Dispute Resolution at My Deposits.

Suzy first discussed the Tenant Fees Act implications, Zero deposits and then looked at disputes and adjudications.

Find out more about her talk in the video clip:  


Airbnb & other vacation rentals, should landlords be concerned?

A talk from Housing barrister Katie Gray from Tanfield Chambers.

Airbnb is a major phenomenon and can have serious implications for landlords, for example, if tenants sublet without their knowledge.

Find out more about her talk in the video clip:  


Getting Section 8 Notices Right

A talk from Housing barrister Robert Brown from Selborne Chambers.

If section 21 is to be removed as the government has indicated, section 8 possession claims will become considerably more important.

Find out more about Robert’s talk in the video clip:  


Enforcement in the PRS

An entertaining talk on the dark side of private renting from enforcement officer Ben Reeve Lewis from ‘Safer Renting’.

We did not manage to interview Ben about his talk on the day but we have this clip for you where he talks about property guardians:

The Q&A session

This was a fairly light-hearted session at the end of the day when Tessa Shepperson, Peter Marcus and Robert Brown answered questions from delegates.

For example, see this clip.

Helping you stay compliant:

Problems that may arise if you do not comply with your legal obligations include

Claims by tenants, either for compensation or by way of a defence to possession proceedings which may delay the eviction of non paying tenants

Penalties levied by Local Authorities under their new powers – which can be very expensive. Or they may decide to prosectute. 

Claims for Rent Repayment Orders, which can be made by both tenants and Local Authorities in the First Tier Tribunal, which can be for up to 12 months worth of rent.

How the Landlord Law Conference Course can help:

Learn the easy way:

  • All speakers are either qualified lawyers or experienced trainers
  • Topics are explained clearly and in plain English
  • Speakers are interesting to listen to and often very amusing
  • Talks are half an hour each – not too long and not too short!

Get all the course material:

  • Detailed speakers notes
  • Powerpoint pdfs
  • Links to additional material online
  • Mp3 audios to listen to in your car or while walking the dog
  • Not to mention the film footage itself!

Share it with your team:

  • Watch the recordings together with your team
  • Use them as a basis for discussion in the office
  • Use the course for new staff inductions

Bonus items

You will also receive the following as part of the Conference Course:

Selected videos from our 2018 Conference:

  • Robert Brown’s talk on getting section 21 notices right
  • David Smith’s talk on Rent to Rent

Also the following Legal Basic’s online courses:

  • Common Law and Statute
  • Criminal law and Civil Law
  • Contract Law
  • Agency Law

And finally

  • Our Insurance ‘mini-course’

NB Bonus items are already available to Landlord Law members – however, members get an automatic discount on the course price – see below.

Six ways this course will make your life easier


The course website is fully mobile friendly so you can watch the course videos on any device - including your smart phone!


Listen to the talk audios on your ipod or smart phone while in the car or walking the dog!  Don't waste those idle moments

A permanent record

Print out the course notes and power point pdfs - they are yours to keep, along with the mp3 files, all of which can be downloaded to your computer

Staff training

The Conference and Bonus videos are ideal for staff training and for new staff inductions.  Or why not present them to your whole team?


You can claim 5 hours CPD via multiple-choice questionnaire. (NB This will be loaded up later)

Peace of mind

Relax knowing that - so long as you have watched all the videos, you are fully up to date with changes in the law.

For the moment ...

Mobile Friendly website

All our content is hosted on a mobile responsive website, which allows you to read and study the course easily, and watch the videos on most devices, including smart-phones and tablets.

The course can easily be accessed, for example on your smart-phone, while travelling or waiting in a queue.

Be aware that the course is wholly electronic. Nothing is sent out by post.

Our guarantee to you

If you find the course is unsuitable for you or are unhappy for any reason and wish to cancel – all you need to do is email us requesting a cancellation not later than 30 days after purchase, giving your reason why.

We will then cancel your purchase (and your access) and refund your money within 14 days.

Your questions answered:

Q: How soon do I get access to the course material?
A: You should get immediate access. After purchase, you will be re-directed to a thank you page which will contain a link to the course.

Q: What if I can’t access the course or if it does not work on my computer?
A: It should do, this is a standard WordPress website.  However, if you have a problem contact us via our Contact page.  If the problem cannot be resolved, you can claim your money back under our guarantee. 

Q: I am based in  Wales, is the course suitable for me?
A: Some of the content will be suitable but note that many of the changes discussed, such as the Tenant Fees act and the section 21 Deregulation Act changes do not apply in Wales.  The course is aimed more at an English audience but there will be parts which are relevant for you.

Q: I am based in Scotland, is the course suitable for me?
A: No,  Scotland has a different legal system, as does Northern Ireland.  The course is only really suitable for landlords and agents managing property in England (and maybe Wales)  UK and for their advisers.

Q: How long do I get access?
A: This depends on which version of the course you buy.  The cheaper option will give you access for 6 months and the more expensive option will give you access for a year.  

Q: I am a Landlord Law member – do I need the course?
A: If you want to watch the conference course videos, yes.  One of the videos, David Cox’s talk has been published on Landlord Law for members but the other talks will not be added to the Landlord Law site for members until May 2020 at the earliest.  You will already have access to the bonus content though. NB See the Q on discounts below.

Q: Can I ask questions?
A: The course does not include any ‘one to one’ advice element. However, if you are a Landlord Law member you will be able to ask Tessa questions via the members’ forum.

Q: I prefer not to pay online – can I pay by BACS or cheque?
A: No.  We only accept payment via our online system.  However, you can elect to pay by either credit / debit card or pay pal.

Q: If I get the six months version but then decide I need more time, can I upgrade?
A: If you decide this during a special offer period you can cancel your purchase and then buy the longer version.  Outside the offer period, you can still do this but you will have to pay the full price.

Q: I am a landlord Law member – do I get any special discounts?
A: Yes, Business Level members get an automatic  20% discount and Basic Level members get a 10% discount so long as you are logged in at the time of purchase.  You can also offset your points.  Members who elected to take a discount coupon in lieu of a transfer refund can use those coupons towards the price.

How to buy the Conference Course:

  • If you are a Landlord Law member make sure you are logged in (or you won’t get your discount)
  • If you have bought anything else from us – eg the Property Inspection Kit – you will also need to log in.  Use your email as your username and if you can’t remember your password, click the lost password link to get a new one


  • Click one of the buy now buttons and then click the ‘add to basket’ button
  • This will take you to the purchase page
  • If you want to use a coupon or offset points you will be able to do this here.
  • You can pay either by pay pal or by credit / debt card (the page just says credit card but you can use your debit card too)
  • Once the payment goes through you will be taken to a thank you page which has a direct link to the Course You should also receive several emails – one will be a receipt for your payment, another will provide access information.

If you have any problems contact us via the help form you will find on the basket and checkout pages.

All online courses are sold subject to our standard terms and conditions (the link will open in a new window or tab).

Both versions of the Conference Course Include:

  • All ten of the recorded Conference talks plus Tessa’s welcome talk
  • The Conference Handbook with all the speakers’ notes
  • PDF versions of the speakers’ powerpoint presentations
  • Mp3 audio versions of the talks for you to download and listen to on your devices (to be loaded up shortly)
  • Bonus content
  • 5 hours CPD by multiple-choice questionnaire (to be loaded up later)
  • 30 days money back guarnatee

Please now select one of the options below:

Conference Course 6 months

The Conference Course - 6 months option

£180 (£150 + VAT)

Conference Course 12 months

The Conference Course - 12 months option

£228 (£190 + VAT)

Feedback from Conference Delegates:

"A legal heads up to face the year ahead with confidence."
Marcus Moscrop
Letting Agent
"Your speakers are experts. It is like having a free counsels' opinion - thank you"
Anita Piper
"The content was varied, targeted to the audience but also concise. A fantastic range of speakers from difference parts of the industry. A very useful 'low down' on the ever-increasing legislative changes!"
B A Mathon,
"Really useful information, well presented in manageable slices at a great venue. Highly recommend attendance."
Mark Blenkarne
"The ultimate PRS learning experience & networking event, hosted by subject matter experts"
Rob Crawford
"The best way to find out what you didn't know you didn't know!"
Bianca Lazare

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