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Landlords set to benefit from free advice service

Private landlords with properties in Fenland are being invited to find out more about a free housing support service, which will give them access to expert advice on all aspects of renting their properties

Housing Advice

Fenland District Council is launching the new service at an Evening Landlord Event being held at The Boathouse Business Centre in Wisbech on Thursday, June 14.

Staff from the Council's private sector housing team will be on hand to meet property owners and explain the benefits of the service, which will provide year-round support and guidance, incentives and financial support in some circumstances.

The evening will also include seminars on how to avoid common pitfalls in the rental sector, and tips to help your business thrive.

Representatives from the National Landlords Association will also be present, along with staff from related Council services, such as environmental health and community safety, and representatives from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and a number of tenant support services.

A Council spokesperson said: "Over the past few years there has been a raft of new laws and regulations to regulate the private rental sector. We recognise that this can feel overwhelming for some landlords, especially those with small portfolios. Our new housing service will strengthen our relationships with those operating in the sector, ensuring they can make the most of their portfolios while ensuring they provide legal and safe homes and support to their tenants."

"We hope as many landlords will come along to the evening as possible to find out more and take advantage of what's on offer."

A spokesperson for the National Landlords' Association added: "This is an essential event to attend if you want to understand how the new legislation and regulations are being interpreted by local authorities."

The Evening Landlord Event is being held at The Boathouse Business Centre in Wisbech between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. The event is completely free to attend and there's no need to register. For more information, contact Karen Freya on 01353 664164 or email: kfreya@fenland.gov.uk

Article added 8 June, 2018