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Virtual forum to brief landlords ahead of major changes

Landlords are being invited to attend an online meeting with local authority and Welsh Government officers to learn about changes in law and private sector rental trends that could affect them.

The next meeting of Merthyr Tydfil Landlord Forum, held in partnership with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, April 28.

The Forum is aimed at landlords who own and rent out residential properties in Merthyr Tydfil or neighbouring local authority areas.


It gives council staff the opportunity to support and inform landlords about key legislative policy and changes in the private rented sector, and to promote good practice.

It also provides a voice for landlords to raise issues that concern them and their businesses and an opportunity to network.

Simon White of the Welsh Government will talk about the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, and Gill Owens of the National Residential Landlords Association will speak on ‘Insights and trends in the private rented sector market’.

Local housing officers will conclude the meeting with an overview of the Private Sector Leasing scheme and a discussion on other relevant matters.

The meeting will take place from 10am-12pm.  Anyone interested in attending this or future events should email craig.hughes@merthyr.gov.uk to book a place.

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    These people really fancy themselves as performers, just like HMRC etc. with their endless webinars.

    Why don't they learn to spell and use grammar properly and write in plain unambiguous English (even in Wales)?

    I think we all learned how to read and written documents can be filed away for future reference if necessary.

    PS. One useful trick I learned is that when bureaucrats do give a verbal answer, it's good practice to reply by email thanking them in the first paragraph and paraphrasing their reply in terms more helpful to my objective in a middle paragraph, before thanking them again in the final paragraph.

    They tend to focus on the thanks and skim read the rest, so the helpful outcome becomes the written record in case of any future queries.


    Any thing verbal can be denied later, and bureaucrats are not to be trusted, put it in writing or at least an email which I can then print off, I've been lied to all to often.
    Some yrs ago a friend of mine had a visit from the tax man, he recorded the whole conversation and didn't tell them until they left, they were not amused.


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