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Sherwood Forest Area Private Landlord Forum – 19 July 2018

Ashfield, Mansfield and Newark & Sherwood District Councils are again working together to provide a joint landlord forum to benefit private landlords in all of the three districts.  The event is to be held on 19 July 2018 at the offices of Ashfield District Council (Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 8DA) and all landlords who operate within any of the three districts are invited to attend this free event.  The forum has operated for a number of years and provides a valuable resource for landlords of all portfolio sizes to discuss and share common issues both with fellow landlords and officers of the three District Councils. 


The forum will begin at 12:00 pm with refreshments and a light buffet prior to presentations beginning at 1:00 pm.  We expect to close the event at 4:00 pm.


We plan to provide a mix of networking and formal presentations with Q&A sessions.  The planned speakers for this event include:


·         The Department of Work and Pensions will be giving a presentation on the roll out of Universal Credit with the Mansfield and Ashfield areas.  Universal credit will be implemented during September for Mansfield residents and October/November for Ashfield residents. Newark and Sherwood are expected to be coming on board at some point in 2019.

·         Ashfield DC Revenues and Benefits will also be following the DWP with further information on the roll out of Universal Credit.

·         Officers from Newark and Sherwood District Council will be delivering a presentation on changes to the standards for licensable houses in multiple occupation and the expanding of mandatory HMO licensing to include all HMO’s where there are five or more occupants with two or more households.   

·         Samantha Ireland from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) will be giving a presentation on the role of the GLAA and how to identify private tenants who may be victims of labour abuse.


To confirm your place at this free event please contact:


David Turton at Newark and Sherwood District Council on 01636 655610 or email david.turton@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

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