RLA Conference – Future Renting Wales

RLA Conference - Future Renting Wales

On Thursday 30 November 2017, between 9am and 4.45pm, we will be exhibiting at the Future Renting Wales Conference at the Jury’s Inn, Cardiff.

Future Renting Wales is a new, national one day conference for the private rented sector. Private renting in Wales is undergoing massive change. Landlord registration and agent and landlord licensing were fully implemented last year, as part of Rent Smart Wales, while the Renting Homes Act will introduce a standard tenancy contract, new safety and minimum property standards for homes over the next few years.

There will be a number of high profile speakers at the event and we have managed to get you a £10 discount (for members and non-members). All you have to do is quote Gwent10 when purchasing your tickets.

To find out more about the speakers, or to buy your tickets, please visit the RLA Wales website.

Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

Landlords Kept in the Know as Renting Homes Act Moves Forward

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The South Wales Argus highlight another successful Gwent Landlord Forum.

Landlords from across south east Wales have again received expert advice, support and insight into the ever-changing rental landscape as part of the bi-monthly Gwent Landlord Forum.

The event, held by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien, Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors and Lettings agency SerenLiving, took place at the Parkway Hotel.

Two guest speakers gave informative presentations to a packed room, where landlords were informed of the ins-and-outs of operating as a limited company, AIRBNB and the Renting Homes Wales Act.

Opening the evening was mortgage advisor Neil Soundy, who spoke about the benefits of buying property as a limited or trading company, the basic taxation on limited companies and buy to lets, lower rental coverage requirements and AIRBNB for landlords.

The second speaker was Daniel Bellis, a policy officer for the Residential Landlords Association. Daniel discussed the growing concerns of landlords as the Renting Homes Wales Act has come into effect, including the creation of standardised contracts across the rental sector, fit for human habitation regulations, changes in abandonment procedure and changes to joint contracts.

Ed Gooderham, director of Green & Co Accountants, said: “It’s great to see the forum grow with more and more people attending every session. Both speakers were of great quality, providing our landlords with an informative insight into complex topics. Our continued aim is to provide local landlords with as much information and support as possible, and attendees regularly feedback to us how much they enjoy these events.”

The next Gwent Landlord Forum will take place at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran on Wednesday July 12. For more information, please contact Rubin Lewis O’Brien, Green & Co or SerenLiving.

Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

Landlord forum to discuss legislative changes and holiday lets


This weeks edition of the South Wales Argus features an article on our Gwent Landlord Forum.

Cwmbran-based Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O’Brien and lettings agency SerenLiving are set to hold the latest Landlord Forum on Wednesday 28th September; hosting key speakers who will give informative talks to current and potential landlords in South Wales.

The evening, which starts from 6pm, will be held at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran and will feature two expert guest speakers who will present on current developments within the private lettings sector. Topics will include the legislative changes that landlords in Wales will soon be facing and holiday lets.

Due to both speakers having a lot to cover organisers have decided to keep the number of speakers at two for this event.

The first speaker will be Douglas Haig, Residential Landlord Association (RLA) Vice Chairman and Director for Wales, a private sector association who offer tailored support for landlords. Mr Haig will be discussing the upcoming legislative changes and the impact these will have on landlords.

The second speaker will be Phil Hathway of Hathway Estate Agents who will be discussing holiday lets.

Katie Williams of Green & Co Accountants said “We hope the event will be another success and that all landlords will be correctly informed on the changing legislation and the opportunities surrounding holiday lets. The forums are a great way to communicate with private landlords.

“We hope to help spread the word of bodies such as the RLA and the important service that they can offer landlords.”

Penny Jarman of QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O’Brien said the forum aims to build an ethos of support: “We want landlords to be as informed as possible when it comes to the continual changes in legislation and the different opportunities that are available within the rental market. We hope that through the forum all landlords are continually updated on the ever changing legal and administrative aspects of the buy-to-let market.”

Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors specialise in business growth and tax minimisation for businesses across Wales and the South West of England.

For proactive advice, contact Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors on 01633 871 122, follow @Green_and_Co on Twitter or email ed@greenandco.com.

Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

Gwent Landlord Forum – 28 September 2016

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The summer holidays are over and the new season of Landlord Forums are back with our first event taking place on Wednesday 28th September at The Parkway Hotel and Spa between 6pm and 8pm.

If you are a landlord and currently letting properties or thinking about buying to let in South Wales and you have not previously attended, pop this in the diary. If you know someone who is a landlord and might be interested, please do pass this invitation on to them – we are always happy to welcome new guests. 

Speakers include:

Douglas Haig – Vice Chair and Director for Wales of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)

Douglas will be discussing the new legislative changes facing landlords in Wales. This includes an update on Rent Smart Wales, the Renting Homes Act, Stamp Duty, the Wales Bill and what we can expect form the new programme for Government in the coming years.

Phil Hathway – Hathways Estate Agents

Phil will be discussing holiday lets so if you use one of your properties in this way don’t miss this update.

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For any enquiries about this event, please contact Katie Williams at Green & Co on 01633 871122, Email: katie@greenandco.com.