07 Mar 2016

Housing and Planning

The South West’s Biggest Landlord Expo returns this month

This year’s Landlord Expo, the biggest event of its kind in the South West, will take place in Bristol on Thursday 17 March from 12-7 pm.


The event is sponsored by Piper Property and features over 90 stalls representing a wide selection of organisations ranging from local authorities to letting agents, financial experts, trades people and suppliers.  Every contact a landlord might need - all under one roof.


There is a packed programme of seminars throughout the day, which includes property investment advice, discussions about the right to rent scheme, tax issues for landlords, section 21 notices, landlord mortgage options and fire safety responsibilities.


All seminars are free to attend and don’t require pre-booking.


The event is being held at the Exhibition and Conference Centre at the University of the West of England.  It’s aimed at landlords, letting agents or anyone who is considering entering the private rental market for the first time.


Cllr Brenda Massey, Assistant Mayor for People including Housing Options, said: “This is a great way for landlords to find out what support and advice is out there for them.  It is the largest local authority run event for landlords in the country and a great resource to have in the local area.


“The council offers a wide range of support services which can make it easier to let out a property and understand a landlord’s statutory responsibilities.


“As the population of Bristol grows and the demand for housing increases, it is essential that we encourage more people to become professional private landlords that can help to meet the large demand for well-managed accommodation.”


With information stands, seminars and demonstrations, the annual event acts as an essential information point which alerts private landlords, letting agents and other investors to the wide range of commercial and council services available to them.


The event is organised by Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset Council.


The event is free to enter, has free parking, and offers free refreshments.


To find out more, visit www.landlordexpo.co.uk or contact the Expo organisers on 0117 352 1853 or email info@landlordexpo.co.uk. You can also follow the event on Twitter (@LandlordExpo1).