Key figures from across the industry will come together tomorrow to discuss the challenges currently facing the lettings sector.,
Starting at 10am tomorrow the Goodlord chief executive William Reeve will debate with agency chiefs Robert Bolwell, asenior partner at Dutton Gregory, and Megan Eighteen, business development manager at Haslams.
The panel will address the key obstacles facing the lettings industry. This includes the government’s policies to restrict landlords’ legal rights and raise taxes on property income and transactions - a growing set of pressures that are adversely affecting housing affordability and leading to landlords leaving the market.
More than 1,000 agents and landlords have now signed an open letter, coordinated by Goodlord, calling on the government to act to protect the lettings market.
The webinar experts will also shed light on how landlords and agents can continue to thrive and find new opportunities, and protect their business models from future market shocks.
Reeve comments: “As our open letter clearly states, landlords and tenants are facing unsustainable pressures right now. We need government intervention and meaningful action that will build a sustainable, fair private rental sector for all stakeholders. This webinar will outline the challenges, but also point to the strategies to overcome them and opportunities for growth in the current climate.”
And Robert Bolwell of Dutton Gregory adds: “No agent or landlord is immune from the economic and regulatory pressures the market is currently facing. There’s a lot to contend with and I hope that this discussion provides valuable guidance on how to overcome some of the current hurdles. There remains huge demand in the lettings market, so agents and landlords with the right approach and a sensible strategy can and will continue to thrive.”
You can register for the free webinar here. https://www.goodlord.co/newsagent/webinars/what-can-agents-do-about-unsustainable-pressures-in-the-private-rental-sector