PropTech firm Goodlord is hosting two webinars - the first of which is today - looking at issues surrounding rent defaulting and legal options during the Coronavirus crisis.
This morning at 0930 Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, will co-host an industry webinar alongside Goodlord’s head of insurance Oli Sherlock, to discuss new legislation around tenant non-payment of rent and associated legal proceedings.
Then, next week, ARLA’s David Cox will join Goodlord’s William Reeve to answer questions on the latest legal changes facing the industry, including Section 21, the Renters' Reform Bill, and Electrical Safety Regulations, and fresh legislation that has emerged since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinars are free to attend.
A range of questions from participants have already been submitted for both sessions, with key areas of concern already emerging. How to handle student lets amidst the new regulations is a common area of confusion, as are rules around Section 21 notices and payment plan protocols.
A number of queries has also been raised with regards to the pre-tenancy process, with questions ranging from validating documentation and what is permitted during social distancing, to ascertaining who is in receipt of furloughed income. These will all be addressed during the sessions.
“There’s a huge amount of new guidance and evolving regulation for agents and landlords to keep up with, as well as a fair amount of misinformation and confusion” explains Goodlord’s Oli Sherlock.
“Against the backdrop of the toughest business climate this industry has ever experienced, it’s a huge task to ensure you’re on top of all the new guidelines. We hope these webinars can answer some of the common queries and provide reassurance to agents trying to offer a safe, compliant service at this stressful time” he adds.
You can register for the webinars here.