Free webinar for landlords to get up to speed with law changes

Calling all landlords! The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) is holding a free webinar for anyone who currently rents out a property in the borough – or wants to in the future.  

The body, which is working in partnership with Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, is hosting the event on Wednesday 13 October at 1.30pm. The 90-minute session will cover such essential issues as:  

Enforcing the Right to Rent: a key part of Immigration Act 2016 whereby landlords in England have to check the immigration status of tenants they rent properties to 

Changes to Possession Notice Periods: following temporary changes due to the pandemic, from 1 October the sector returns to its pre-Covid status 

Proposed changes to the Renters Reform bill: find out more about mooted Government legislation that could bring in sweeping changes including transferable lifetime deposits, abolishing Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions and doing away with Assured Shorthold Tenancies 

Housing issues from the temporary accommodation team: members of the borough’s housing team will be on hand to discuss local issues relating to rented accommodation in Merton 

Empty Property Grants: find out if you’re eligible if you own an empty commercial propertie that could be converted into residential units 

Removing discrimination against DSS tenants and other local issues 

Log in at to sign up for a free guest membership that will enable you to enrol for this webinar event. 

A lively debate is expected during which landlords can explore a raft of current issues affecting the industry.