David d'Orton-Gibson -CEO –Training For Professionals
David has worked for many years in the letting industry and has first-hand experience of most roles involved in lettings. For the last 21 years he has worked full time running training and consultancy for landlords and agents throughout England and Wales. He teaches public courses as well as running In House courses for local authorities, letting agents, landlord associations, housing associations, colleges and other bodies.
Widely respected for his technical knowledge and teaching style, David combines an authoritative understanding of the legal framework with practical suggestions on working with people and presents in an engaging style.
Robert Hunter - Solicitor & Owner of Place Group UK
Rob Hunter an award winning private landlord accredited by the LLAS, the NLA and Unipol. Rob has over 18 years’ experience as a solicitor and in letting and managing residential property. Rob is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Housing and Environmental Health and the Institute of Financial Services. Rob’s portfolio covers student, corporate and social housing from London to Lincoln.
Rob owns Place Group UK and the London Student Group which are members of the Housing Ombudsman. Rob has been voted UKLAP Best Landlord of the Year for Student Housing on the last two successive occasions and has recently successfully completed the assessment for DASH (the Lincoln/Nottingham/Derby) accreditation in Lincoln.
Hasmita Reardon- Owner & CEO of Reardon Properties
I am married to Steve. We have 3 lovely sons and my property business Reardon Properties started in 1997. We manage all our own properties; in addition we offer a more old fashioned service.
I have a charity called New Leaf Support which helps victims of Domestic Abuse; I also volunteer my time to other charities, and go into schools to talk to children about abuse and Child line. Success to me is being able to make my families lives comfortable but at the same time making a difference to other people lives who are less fortunate and help change their lives.
Peter Littlewood – Director - Southern Landlords Association
A founder member of the SLA (Southern Landlord Association) as well as a trainer for LLAS, Peter has been involved in the rental market since the early 80’s – so has a wealth of knowledge.
Peter is anxious to rid the industry of its negative views, especially that it is full of ‘rogue landlords’. In his view there are three types of landlords:-
1. those who know what they are doing;
2. those who don’t, but try hard – they need to be trained through LLAS;
3. and those who won’t do as they are supposed to do, even if they know.They are not ‘rogues’ but criminals, and should be prosecuted.The industry does not want them.
Dave Princep, BSs (Hons), LLB, MCIEH an independent housing consultant, CHAIR of LLAS & UKLAP
Dave Princep, was instrumental in establishing, and currently Chairs, the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme/UKLAP. He has over 30 years’ experience of working in the private rented domestic sector (PRS). His current work includes advising and training on property standards, landlord tenant issues, health and safety and sustainability issues and he is an adviser to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).
Dave has been involved in energy efficiency and sustainability for several years and chairs the PRS Working Group on energy efficiency and chaired the Government’s working party advising on the new PRS regulations to be established under the Energy Act.