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Mendip landlords invited to attend training event

13 June 2017

Local landlords are being invited to attend a one-day training session aimed at bringing them up to date on the latest legislation affecting the housing sector.


The training session takes place at Mendip District Council's offices at the Shape Mendip Hub, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet and will cover the following areas:

  • Homeless Reduction Bill (Guidance to Act) and implementation

  • Compulsory Money Protection for Letting Agents

  • Rent Repayments - Housing and Planning Act 2016

  • How to ensure electrical appliances are properly safe and compliant (The Electrical Equipment Safety Regulations 2016)

  • Consumer Protection - to include lettings fees ban and options

  • HMO update

  • Housing part of Universal Credit not available for some 18-21 year olds

The training will be delivered by Stephen Fowler, who has many years of experience letting and managing rental properties.

Cllr Nigel Woollcombe -Adams, Portfolio Holder for Planning Growth and Housing Services, said: "The training will not only benefit landlords new to the area it will also be useful for experienced landlords/managing agents.

"The session is great value and will ensure that landlords managing properties in Mendip are fully up to date with housing legislation and their legal responsibilities."

The training session takes place on Tuesday 4 July 2017 from 9.30am - 4.30pm.The day includes lunch and refreshments throughout.

The training session costs £20. Early birds discount £15 (book by the 21st June). For two or more delegates there is 10% off.

To book your place please ring 01749 341410, email or contact Carol Plenty on 01749 679553 - ext 2208 or email

Last modified: 13 June 2017