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Pets and evictions on the agenda at free info session for agents

Private landlords and lettings agents are being offered free advice and information at a networking event.

Cumberland council says property owners and agents will have the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest changes in housing law and legislation and ask experts questions.

The event will take place on Thursday September 21 from 10.30am until noon, at Carlisle Civic Centre and is free of charge.


The National Residential Landlords Association will be updating landlords and lagents on subjects such as the Renters Reform Bill.

Topics will be covered include the end of no-fault evictions; the new mandatory Ombudsman for landlords and tenants; the right to request a pet to keep at the property; a requirement for landlords to give two months’ notice of rent changes; and new requirements for current assured and shorthold tenancy periods.

Immigration specialists will discuss Right to Rent legislation and Cumbria Fire and Rescue service will also provide updates on the new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations.

A council spokesperson says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for private landlords and lettings agents to network whilst ensuring they’re up to date with the latest bills, laws, and legislation.

“The rules have become more complex over the years, and there’s been some important updates recently, particularly with the announcement of the Renters Reform Bill which could bring an end to no-fault evictions, and the new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations introduced last year.

“The penalties for not abiding by the rules can be severe and legal advice can be costly. We want to help ensure that landlords and lettings agents in the Cumberland area are well informed, and tenancies are safe and legal.

“We hope that by holding such sessions we ensure landlords are fully aware of and comply with the law and thereby protect them from action being taken against them, and equally protect people renting accommodation from inadequate and unlawful provision and having to challenge the conditions in which they are living.

“This event offers people the chance to gain valuable insight and information, provided by the experts, for free. An opportunity not to be missed.”

Agenta interested in attending the event can reserve their place at the NRLA website, with bookings closing on September 15.


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