HFIS (Hamilton Fraser Insurance) gave a short resume of the landlord property insurance package that they are offering to Sadla members
AICO (Fire and Carbon Monoxide Detection and Fire Protection Specialists) gave a talk concerning the recent legislation changes regarding CO detection and Smoke alarms in properties. The presentation can be found here.Power Point Presentation from Aico Alarms
“Property Defects and Human Health Problems”…. presentation by Pat Gallagher and John Housden , ISSE (Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers) This was an interesting presentation about air quality in properties and importance of reduction of condensation. They were demonstrating heat recover fans from Kair Products. Kair Products Hand out
Teri Olley and Janice Parker presented “an outline of the capital gains tax system, and how it affects landlords”, exploring the following areas:
A general introduction to capital gains tax, when it falls due, and how it is reported, Recent law changes, Which expenses can be offset against a capital gain, Further allowances and reliefs available, Tips to achieve the best result, Scenarios and examples
To down load the presentation please click on the following:
RITA CGT presentation
Alasdair Walker of Hunter Aitkenhead Ltd explained the challenges and options of “Getting Out of Being a Landlord”. We have posted a copy of his presentation for those who missed his presentation or would like to be reminded of the content.
SADLA presentation by Alasdair Walker of Hunter Aitkenhead Ltd (pdf format)
George Lee presented a short talk on the “Power of Attorney”
Presentation by Energysave / Ideal Boilers
They explained what the ECO Scheme is all about including who qualifies for a free boiler and what to expect in terms of quality and warranty.
Presentation by Atkinson Hodgson solicitors – “Sex, drugs and rock n roll”
An entertaining presentation about anti social behaviour and the responsibility of the landlord.
Sheffield City Council
Paul Rotherham has stepped in at the last minute to present Michelle Slaters presentation on SNUG standards and also gave
an up date on selective licensing.
Tom Toumazou from the Residential Landlords Association gave a presentation on Legionnaires Disease and the Landlord
Martin Simcock from South Yorkshire Police gave a presentation on security, his presentation can be viewed by clicking the link.
Crime Reduction Presentation
Rich pickings Pamphlet
John Squires (Revenue and Benefits Laiason Manager of Sheffield City Council) gave a presentation on Welfare Reform and the new universal Credits. His presentation is provided here.
Welfare Reform and Universal Credit presentation to Sadla 23/02/2012
Octopus Investments gave a presentation on EIS (Entrerprise Investment Schemes) These scemes offers good tax planning planning opportunities to property investors by providing the following:
30% income tax relief (on investments up to £1 million per tax year)
Capital Gains Tax deferral
100% inheritance tax relief (provided funds remain invested at the time of death)
Up to 50% loss relief on any holding that falls in value
More can be found at http://www.octopusinvestments.com/products/eis.html
Chris Heeley Development Manager South of Sheffield City Planning Department gave a presentation on the Article 4 direction with Houses of Multiple Occupation. He gave a background to the Article 4 direction with respect to conversion of a Dwelling House (C3) to HMO (C4). He showed the boundaries on a map developed using information about shared housing. He explained the Core Strategy Policy CS41, where an application for a change of use would be tested for the concentration of shared housing of less than 20% within 200m of the application site.
We have attached the presentation slides here.
Presentation to SADLA 030512 by Chris Heeley
Chris Heeley also gave a short presentation on rules and regulations concerning To Let boards
To Let Boards
The meeting was opened by Peter Swift (Chairman of Sadla) who talked about the changes to the Private Sector Housing.
The Green Deal
Alan Ward of the RLA talked about The Green Deal being offered by the Government and will be introduced some time late in 2012. The 2011 Energy Act is going through secondary legislation, which will allow Green Deals to commence. This has great implications for landlords:
‘Landlords may have as little as five years to upgrade their properties to a minimum energy standard or have them banned from the market. They would face criminal prosecution if they marketed a rental property with an EPC rating of less than E. They are being told to wake up to a new regime, where they must look on higher energy performance certificate requirements as part of an essential health and safety regime.’ Find out more from the RLA site Energy Defficient Properties Face Ban
Presentation by V Phase. They market a device suitable for all homes to save money on electrical use. It involves a small investment (£400 – £600) with a pay back time of about 6 years.
Photo Voltaic Generation
Presentation by Haven Kaye Photo Voltaic Generation. This is an established company which has an excellent reputation and has been researched by Ron Frost (Committee member).
John Squire (Revenues & Benefits Customer Liaison Manager, Sheffield City Council)and Jessica Griffin (Housing Co-ordinator, Private Rented Solutions, Sheffield City Council) gave an update on the Local Housing Bill, changes to LHA, new ways of letting and opportunities for landlords. (The notes for this presentation are given below).
SCC presentation of Housing Benefit and Private Rented Sector (pdf)
Council Tax Representatives from CAPITA and Sheffield City Council talked about the problems with the payment of Council tax and how we can avoid them. (The notes for this presentation are given below).
Overview of Council Tax by Capita and SCC (pdf)
Student Questions (Word doc)
Sheffield City Council Council Tax information for Landlords and Managing Agents of rented properties
Neil Marsden spoke at our January’s members meeting regarding The Risk Assessment of Residential Hazards.
This was part training, part workshop so that Landlords can be equiped with the tools to carry out their own risk assessment of their properties.
The risk assessment process follows 6 steps to carrying out a risk assessment. A sample property inspection form can be found using the following the link:
Property Inspection Form