The last Private Landlord Forum was held in Morden Baptist Church on 25 November 2015 and the event was well attended.

Merton Housing Strategy team organised this Private Landlord Forum to give private landlords, prospective landlords and agents an opportunity to hear about new rules and regulations in the sector.

At a time when the private rented sector is undergoing a range of legislative changes for landlords and tenants, it is important that landlords and tenants are aware how these changes might impact on the services they provide.

What was discussed?

Guest speakers scheduled to speak during the evening, covered these and other topics:

  • An overview on Universal Credit - Department for Works and Pensions
  • Retaliatory evictions, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, tenant deposits - TFP Ltd

You can download notes of the presentations here.

Properties are needed in Merton

Merton Council can offer landlords financial incentives for new tenancies. For further information, please contact

Housing Service Development
Telephone: 020 8545 4151
Email: HSdevelopment@merton.gov.uk

The previous Private Landlord Forum was held in Morden Civic Centre on 25 September 2013. The event was well attended and included presentations and talks on the following topics, with a guest speaker from the Greater London Authority (GLA) covering the following topics:

  • The London Rental Standard and the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme
  • Merton’s Rent Deposit Scheme
  • Welfare Reform
  • Grants for Landlords

You can download The London Rental Standard here.

2013.07.22_final_london_rental_standard.pdf

You can download the GLA's presentation on the London Rental Standard here.

london_rental_standard_background_presentation_-_abbreviated_25-09-13.ppt

Minutes from previous forums

You can download minutes from previous landlord forums here.

London Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Landlords who are interested in becoming accredited can apply online and view training events across London through the Landlord Accreditation Scheme website. For further information about the scheme and training events across London, please visit the LLAS website or contact the LLAS team on 020 7974 6975 or email llas@camden.gov.uk

Official Accreditation Training in Merton

For official accreditation training days in Merton, please see Official Landlord Accreditation Training

See also

Related websites

Contact us

Housing Strategy
Community and Housing Department
3rd Floor
Civic Centre
Morden
SM4 5DX

Telephone: 020 8545 4112 or 020 8545 3619
Email: housingstrategy@merton.gov.uk