NLA event arranged for landlords in Eastbourne

Property investors in a south coast town are being invited to a seminar to help them adjust to the ever changing market in student tenancies.

The event is aimed at property owners holding landlord insurance interests and will target those that provide accommodation to university students. The event will be held in Eastbourne, Sussex which is a popular place of residency for students attending nearby Brighton University, and the National Landlords Association (NLA) which is putting on the event has invited Sabina Wagner, the deputy head of accommodation services at the university to attend.

There is little doubt that rising tuition fees and Government restrictions on foreign students has changed the prospects of landlords who specialise in providing homes for the student fraternity and the event will offer help and advice to landlords worried about their situation.

Local NLA representative, Tony Richard, said “As students settle into the autumn term at Brighton University, landlords have the opportunity to discuss how the local market is changing and how they can learn from these developments in advance of the next academic year. This meeting will also provide an opportunity for landlords to discuss issues that can affect tenants such as loan sharks and anti-social behaviour. Letting to people is a big responsibility and it is essential that landlords are aware of problems affecting tenants.”

Property investors will also get the chance to speak with Tim Crook from Housing Law Services who will explain how landlords struggling with anti-social behaviour from their tenants can call on the legal powers held by local authorities and the police to help them out, while Joan Clarke from Trading Standards will give advice on how landlords can help keep their tenants out of the hands of loan sharks.

The event will take place on December 5th at the Lansdowne hotel, Eastbourne at 6.30 pm.

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