Private Landlords and Managing Agents
Working with Landlords and Agents
Wirral Council works closely with landlords and Managing Agents through the Landlord Accreditation Team who administer the Property Accreditation Scheme and Management Accreditation Scheme.
The Team provide a range of free services to landlords and agents who join the Accreditation Schemes.
The Landlord Accreditation Team also facilitate a twice yearly Private Landlord Forum and produce a quarterly Landlord Link-Up Newsletter to help the sector address local and national issues and keep up to date with government legislation.
Support for landlords and agents
A range of benefits is available to all landlords and agents who join the Accreditation Schemes and the Landlord Accreditation Team is happy to provide advice and guidance on any matter relating to the private rented sector.
The Landlord Accreditation Team holds regular training and briefing sessions for members of the Scheme on a variety of topics.
If you are the Landlord of one or more properties you really can’t afford to miss it. Hundreds of local landlords have already benefited by finding out about the issues that really matter to them.
Come and meet the experts and find out about:
- Cannabis Farms – preventing your property being abused and staying on the right side of the law
- The special rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) – your property may be classed as a HMO without you realising it!
- Welfare Reforms, including changes to Housing and Council Tax Benefit and early indications of how Universal Credit will affect you
The Forums are also a great chance discuss issues face-to-face with property professionals and council staff. You can also network with other landlords and letting agents and speak to representatives of companies providing services relevant to you.
The Landlord forum is supported by ABC Property Shop, Bebington Glass and Glazing, Burd Ward Solicitors, Clearground Ltd, Finsa Finfloor, LBW Accountants, Manor Bourne who will be exhibiting at the event and will be available to answer questions about their services.
For more information or to book a place please call 0151 691 8132 or email email@example.com
Private Landlord Forum Steering Group
The Private Landlord Forum Steering Group consists of landlords, agents and Council officers who meet on a regular basis. The Group was formed in early 2004 to organise Wirral’s Private Landlord Forum, which takes place every six months.
The meetings are open to all existing members of the Scheme or those working toward accreditation.
Before the Steering Group was formed, the Council arranged speakers around subjects it felt that landlords should hear. Now landlords and agents make that decision. That is why your feedback at the Forum is so important to us.
The current Chair of the Private Landlord Forum Steering Group is Todd Miller of Smith and Sons, who would be happy to receive any suggestions regarding future speakers. If you have any comments or ideas, please contact Todd Miller c/o the contact details at the top of the column on the right side of this page.
Landlord Focus Group
The Landlord Focus Group consists of Landlords, Managing Agents and Council Officers and was formed in late 2002. The Group meets on a regular basis to discuss regeneration issues including Landlord Accreditation.
The meetings are open to all members of the Scheme or those working toward accreditation.
Landlord Link-Up Newsletter
Wirral Council issues the Landlords Link-up newsletter three times a year. It aims to provide interesting and useful information for private landlords and agents. If you would like to know more about a particular subject, please let us know (by using the contact details on the right side of this web page) and we will try to include it in a future edition.
You can download the latest (Spring 2013) edition of the Landlords Link-Up newsletter and some other recent issues below: