At an EGM on 15th October 2020 a vote was unanimous for SADLA to join fully with the NRLA and, become an NRLA district.
The vote was also unanimous, to donate the remaining cash in the bank, to the various charities listed in the EGM document.
The Sadla committee would like to thank the membership for the help and encouragement it has received over the past 20 years that SADLA has existed.
The NRLA will employ a paid part-time local representative (rep) for the Sheffield /S Yorks area who will take care of running all of the members meetings and deal with any issues.
There will be a local NRLA Sheffield local group committee for which any local member can apply to be part of. This committee will be there to help and advise the Rep on any local issues and meeting content.
Several of the present SADLA committee will continue to serve on it, but several are retiring.
It is hoped that, despite several local members retiring, these new arrangements will mean members do not see much of a change in terms of member’s benefits and services. Meetings will resume when restrictions allow as members of the NRLA, with continued access to the NRLA web site, downloads and advice line as in the past. Membership of the NRLA has now gone down in price to £75.
Update on RLA meeting/AGM
Alasdair Walker – “The financial future of a landlord after selling Property”
Jessica Senior, Private Housing Solutions
Michael O’Neal Agent Landlord Guru… Possession, section 28 and Section 8 – what to do and how to do it
An update from Aico regarding the new standards and their new offerings including their Audio link, Radio and smart link products.An update from
Lee Wilkes from Sheffield City Council presentation covered National update/issues and Local issues.
The local issues covered:
- update of on selective licensing on London Road/ Abbeydale Road/Chesterfield Road.
- HMO expansion, door knocking
- Enforcement Update
- Landlord awards 2019
The presentation can be found here: SSC March 2019 update
An update on Universal Credit by the DWP.
The universal credit will be introduced in Sheffield from November 2018, and will bring six benefits under one organisation:
- Housing Benefit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income Support
Jenifer Marsden from DWP explained the implications to Landlords and the alternative payments available.
Universal credit will provide the following benefits:
- one benefit, one place to claim
- one benefit that steps with you in and out of work simple rates for limited capability
- admin under DWP
- claim online
- Claimants see all their info
- change circumstances online
- is based on everyone in the household
Michelle Houston (Sheffield City Council) gave an update on both National issues and Local issues.
Her presentation can be found here SADLA update 7 June 2018.
Some key points of her presentation are:
Key changes in the Housing and planning Act 2016, including the introduction of Civil Penalties and Banning orders, the introduction of a Rogue Landlords register (for local authorities only), Rent repayment orders.
HMO’s will include dwellings of 5 bedrooms or more on any number of floors. This is likely to add 600-1000 extra licenses to the Sheffield HMO’s.
‘Fit for Human Habitation’ private members bill, allowing tenants to take their landlords to court were landlords fail on category 1 hazards.
The General Data Protection Regulations does effect Landlords!
Stephani Rudd gave a presentation about the new legal frame work of GDPR coming into effect in May 2018. Here presentation can be found here. Presentation GDPR Self Assessment SADLA
Carrie Kus from the RLA spoke on Fire Safety with regard to the regulations concerning non HMO properties.
The council also gave an update on the new selective licensing along the Abbeydale corridor and answered questions on Fire safety.
A Report has been produced which is seeking approval to begin a 13 week consultation programme on a proposed Selective Licensing Scheme in London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road. More information can be found on the council website
Presentation by Dean Castledine of Shorts regarding the recent changes to tax effecting Landlords. Taxation of rental properties presentation
Michelle Houston (Sheffield City Council) gave an update on Selective Licensing and the new HMO regulations Presentation