Landlords & letting agents - prevent losses from legal errors by attending this special training event


TDSSponsored by TDS

"A great networking opportunity"

 "I have learned to deal better with difficult tenants and use correct forms and procedures"

Jackie Jacobs, Landlord, on our 2013 Conference

What delegates at Landlord Law Conference 2013 said:

Good value.  Good range of speakers & topics.  Venue good. Run to time

Susan Osborne

A well balanced presention of all major issues of landlord / tenancies

John Hendzel

Great!! Very useful and well recommended.  A must for anyone involved in letting a property.  Very well explained and made for very interesting listening

Stephen McGlade

Very informative day, reminded me of things I'd forgotten.  Course notes are fab!

Diana Mariatty
Oak Estates ltd

Very professionally run - very refreshing to have a conference that ran promptly to time without anyone being rushed.  Great speakers, great range of topics covered.  Lovely biscuits and cakes!

Jane Edmundson

Great Conference.  Knowledgable presenters delivered in a concise, factual yet relaced manner.  The guides provided meant we only needed to record notes of issues to check back at the office.  Well done for an excellent event

Lesley Fenton
Quorum Property Services

This event is for people who are passionate about their business and getting things right

Concentrating on the law

Landlord Law Conference is a serious training event with qualified solicitors and other legal experts speaking on the topics that they know best.

Here you will learn whats new, whats changed and what you need to watch out for  - helping you to maintain best practice standards in your business.

If you are looking for some good all round legal training for yourself or your staff - look no further!

We will be at the beautiful Anthenaeum in Bury St Edmunds for our second year (see picture right).  Lectures will take place in the ballroom, with refreshments and lunch being served upstairs in the lounge and reading rooms.

We also have an interesting and useful selection of sponsors / exhibitors for you to talk to during breaks

A speaker at the 2013 Conference

Find out more about the program and the event:

Morning Program:

  • 9.00 - 9.45


    Relax after your journey with a cup of tea and coffee while looking through your conference 'goody bag'

  • 9.45 - 10.00

    Welcome from Graeme Gee

    Graeme is one of the three directors of Easy Law Training and he will be your 'Master of Ceremonies' for the day. Here he opens the conference and gives out essential notices.

  • 10.00-10.30

    Tessa Shepperson - tenancy agreements

    Tessa will be looking at amending tenancy agreements - something you may do often, but are you SURE you are not thereby invalidating them? Discover the pitfalls you need to watch out for

  • 10.30 -11.15

    David Smith - HMOs

    If you have more than two tenants sharing who are not family - you could well have an HMO. In which case you may be in trouble. David looks at the problems that may arise and what you can do to prevent them happening

  • 12-12.30

    Simon Parrott - disrepair issues

    All landlords are bound by the landlords statutory repairing covenants. Simon takes us through these and gives advice on dealing with claims - and avoiding them in the first place

  • 12.30 - 01.00

    Timothy Waitt - condensation and damp issues

    Damp and condensation can be big problems in rented properties. Timothy is here to explain what tenants rights actually are and what you can do if you are sued.

Afternoon program

  • 01.00-.2.00


    Take a break after the mornings talks over a delicious lunch (included in the price of your conference fee) and maybe take a look at some of our exhibitors stands

  • 02.00-02.30

    David Smith - tenancy deposit legal issues

    There is always, it seems, some problem or issue about the tenancy deposit regulations. David is a bit of an expert and is here to discuss and explain the current problems and case law

  • 02.30-03.15

    Mike Morgan - tenancy deposit adjudications

    Mike Morgan is the Head of Adjudication at TDS - he will be talking about the TDS approach, how to deal with adjudication hearings, and will also be giving some 'howlers' from their case files

  • 03.35-04.15

    John Murray - the Residential Property Tribunal

    John is a Residential Property Tribunal Judge so is a very good person to explain the recent changes at the Tribunal to us. He will also be explaining how you can represent yourself in RPT claims

  • 04.15-05.00

    Martyn Ashley-Taylor - preparing for eviction hearings

    Hopefully you will never need to evict your tenants, but if you do - you don't want anything to go wrong. Martyn has dealt with literally thousands of eviction claims and will be explaining how to prepare, how to deal with the Judge, and how to deal with those creative tenant defences ...

Speakers details:

Tessa Shepperson Tessa Shepperson, Landlord Law Tessa is the owner and creator of the popular Landlord Law online membership site for landlords and property professionals and a director of Easy Law Training.
David Smith David Smith, Anthony Gold David is a solicitor at Anthony Gold, solicitors in London.A recognised expert on tenancy deposit protection, HMOs, and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, David is also a trained mediator.
Simon Parrott Simon Parrott, Sharman Law Simon is a partner at Sharman Law based in their Bedford office.A solicitor of over 25 years standing, he specialises in property work, especially landlord and tenant, and is known for his services for letting agents.
Timothy Waitt Timothy Waitt, Anthony Gold Timothy is a partner and solicitor at Anthony Gold where he has developed a specialism in problems regarding damp and mould. A member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association and Lambeth Housing Lawyers, a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience.
John Murray John Murray, Ward Hadaway John is a solicitor and a Chair of the Residential Property Tribunal, and also a partner at Ward Hadaway in Leeds where he heads their property team. He has worked as a property law solicitor for over 20 years and has acted for both private and social landlords.
Michael Morgan Michael Morgan, TDS Mike is the TDS’ Head of Dispute Resolution. He is passionate about alternative dispute resolution, and has many years’ specialist experience in the consumer affairs sector. Having trained as a solicitor Mike worked in Trading Standards and at Qualitas, the Furniture Ombudsman, before joining TDS in 2006.
Martyn Ashley-Taylor Martyn Ashley-Taylor, Ashley Taylors Legal Martyn a recognised expert in L&T Court hearings. His practice of 85 Advocates undertake about one third of this country’s L&T possession hearings. He has 35 years experience in Court working with managing agents with personally over 10000 case under his belt
Graeme Gee Graeme Gee, Easy Law Training Graeme is one of the three directors of Easy Law Training Ltd. Graeme will be acting as ‘Master of Ceremonies’ at the conference, introducing the speakers and generally keeping everything in order.

A special offer to our 2014 Conference Delegates - get two conferences for the price of one!

All delegates will be entitled to access to our conference course for 2013 - videos of all the main speakers, together with pdfs of the powerpoints and handouts.

Free access will be granted until 31 March 2013 - so the sooner you book, the more time you will have to study the course!


If you are not local and will need somewhere to stay - we have negotiated a special rate for conference delegates at the Angel Hotel, subject to rooms being available. These are:

  • Single occupancy of a double / twin room – £85 per night inclusive of breakfast
  • Two people sharing – £100 per night with breakfast

We will provide the booking reference once we have received your booking.

The Angel Hotel (4 star) is adjacent to the conference venue and very convenient. However other hotels are available if you prefer to stay elsewhere.

Delegates can also join us for dinner both on the Thursday and the Friday evenings (whether or not you are staying at the hotel)  – so you won’t be lonely if you come on your own!

For too long people have associated landlords and letting agents with shoddy standards and rogue elements.

Join us in starting a new movement towards excellence and good practice for the profession!

The Conference will take place on 28 March 2014 - between 9.45 am and 5.00 pm

Here's what you need to do next:

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    We will send out an invoice for payment.  All conference fees are payable in full, in  advance of the conference.

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    If you have asked for the free access to our online 2013 Conference Course, you will be sent login details as soon as payment has been received.

NB: All Conference bookings are subject to our >> published terms and conditions


Standard price is £180 (£150 + VAT)

Up to 50 places have been reserved for current Landlord Law +Plus members and Easy Law Training customers since March 2013, at a special 50% discount:

£90 (£75 + VAT)

Note however that this is subject to availability so if you qualify, early booking is recommended.

Prices are per person. A discount of 25% will be applied to bookings of four or more delegates at the standard rate, provided they are booked and paid for at the same time.