Louisa Moss (Chair South Essex Private Housing Officers Group) & Don Robbie (Local Representative NRLA) - 6pm
Louisa and Don will be introducing our first online South Essex & NRLA Landlord Forum.
Michelle Williams (Domestic Abuse Coordinator, Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB) - 6.05pm
The NEW Domestic Abuse Act 2021 - This Act came into force on 29 April. Michelle will cover the key points and the business community's role. Local services, contacts and training opportunities will be shared for all to take away and use.
Joanne Dron (Senior Local Representative NRLA ) - 6.20pm
Legislation … what has changed and what is on the horizon?
Joanne will be taking us through a whistle stop tour of what is changing within the world of the landlord and what you should be keeping your eye out for in the coming 12 months.
James Wood (Senior Policy Officer NRLA) - 6.40pm
Breathing space debt moratoriums
As of 4 May 2021, tenants in unsustainable debt can apply for a ‘breathing space debt moratorium'. While a breathing space is ongoing landlords cannot seek to recover the debt and must pause any enforcement activity relating to it, such as possession hearings or bailiff appointments.
Join James Wood to find out how a breathing space works, how landlords can comply with this new legislation, and what it means for landlords of tenants in arrears.
Break out groups - 7pm
There will be break-out groups set up to allow you to chat with a housing officer from your local authority.