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Free landlord event in Gwent to offer advice on legislation and tax

Buy-to-let landlords will have an opportunity to gain free advice on legislation and tax at a free event being held in Gwent next week.

The Gwent Landlord Forum, which takes place on Tuesday 27th March, at the Parkway Hotel in Llantarnam, Cwmbra, will feature a number of speakers, including Emma Cooke and Anne Garrett, from Torfaen Borough Council Planning, and Barrie Kenyon, from Green & Co.

The free event, which is sponsored by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien and Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, aims to educate landlords from across Newport and Gwent.


“With the ever-changing landscape of the buy-to-let market it is vital for landlords to be aware of all legislative changes,” said Sam George, managing partner at Rubin Lewis O’Brien. “This event is a valuable, relaxing forum for all landlords and new attendees are always welcome”

Experts at Torfaen Council will provide an overview on consumer protection legislation which affects landlords, ranging from potential unfair contract terms in tenancy agreements, and fees, to energy performance certificates and the new minimum energy rating regulations coming into force from April 2018.

Also on the agenda at the event, which will take place from 6pm to 8.30pm, will be an overview on housing legislation which governs the letting of properties in the PRS, including the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and Rent Smart Wales.

Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, will be offering top tips for landlords to minimise their tax in an ever-changing climate as HMRC moves towards a digitised framework for businesses and individuals.

Ed Gooderham, director of Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, commented: “We look forward to another informative forum. Our main aim is to provide local landlords with as much information and support as possible, and from the feedback we have received from our attendees we know that they really benefit from the events.”

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