LLAS & ATLAS Virtual Online event 

The impact of the pandemic on PRS Housing Resources, functionality & Legislation – What next for 2021?”

Thursday 25th February 2021,From: 10am to 2pm, ONLINE

Event Speakers

David Smith - Specialist in residential landlord and tenant law

David will present an overview of legislative changes that have happened over the past year as a result of the Covid19 and how it has affected landlords over evictions and a look ahead at the changes still to come within the PRS. He will also be joining us as an expert panellist for our question time session.

David is a specialist in residential landlord and tenant law. He advises landlords and agents in this field with a particular focus on changes in the law. He is well known for his work on tenancy deposit protection, houses in multiple occupation and consumer protection legislation. David acts for clients needing specialist drafting of tenancy agreement, terms of business and other documents, in relation to complex landlord and tenant litigation, and also in defending clients faced with prosecution for alleged breaches of landlord and tenant and related consumer protection legislation at which he has an enviable record of success. David also provides specialist training and lecturing on his areas of expertise at all levels having spoken and provided training courses for solicitors, surveyors, letting agents, and large and small landlords. for more info, visit: https://www.jmw.co.uk 


Tony Gimple- Private Rented Sector commentator and speaker on property tax and succession planning

Tony Gimple will be giving a 30-minute presentation on why now more than ever the PRS and Local Authorities can and should work together in a constructive and mutually beneficial way.  He will also be joining us as an expert panellist for our question time session.

Brand Entrepreneur is the culmination of Tony Gimple’s 45-years of hard won practical experience across a range of sectors, not least of which is the Private Rental Sector (PRS) where he’s been primarily working with Buy-To-Let (BTL) Landlords, Property Investors and Developers. Known for his direct no-nonsense approach, Tony is a leading property tax and succession planning commentator, as well as being an accomplished and sought-after speaker at national property events. An active networker with many high-level contacts, Tony is an accomplished public speaker and has written for professional publications and national newspapers, often being asked for comment as a thought leader.  He is a natural leader, organiser and communicator, a creative and original free thinker, disrupter, innovator, motivator, mobiliser, facilitator, relationship builder and broker and, most of all, remembering who his friends are and not leaving his humanity at the office door. For more info visit: bel.gb.net


David d’Orton-Gibson -CEO of Training for Professionals

David will give Legislation advise on managing repairs under the continued impact of Covid-19, and Government guidance on how to carry out repairs in light of Covid19, specifically for HMO & not able to gain access etc. He will also be joining us as an expert panellist for our question time session.

David has worked for many years in the letting industry and has first-hand experience of most roles involved in lettings. For the last 30 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.  For more info visit:   www.tfponline.co.uk   

Richard Bowser - The editor of - 'Property Investor News' - the UK’s leading property investment magazine

Richard will give a presentation on " Managing uncertainty and forecasting for PRS future in an unpredictable environment, what next For Property Prices Post Covid-19?, & How Brexit could impact the PRS sector”.  

Richard as well as being the editor of - 'Property Investor News' - the UK’s leading property investment magazine which he founded in early 2002, Richard has been a hands-on landlord and active property investor for over 25 years. He was also for almost five years, the editor of 'Successful Renting', a magazine he produced for the national landlords’ group NFRL, which merged with the NLA in 2008.  Having lived in London for over 45 years Richard is now based near north Oxford with a residential portfolio in north London. For more info visit https://property-investor-news.com/


Ben Rose - Group Head of Marketing – Less Tax 4 Landlords

Ben will be giving a 30-minute presentation on how the knowns and unknowns of the pandemic could impact landlords’ short & long-term plans in his talk: Policy or Speculation? Business & Tax Planning for an Uncertain Future

Co-owner of hands-on growth consultancy firm The Key 2 Growth, Ben has been helping professional advisers maximise the positive impact of their expertise since 2010. For the last 5 years in particular Ben's top focus has been on supporting landlords through the development of Less Tax 4 Landlords from a start-up venture between three companies to the award-winning and market-leading firm it is today. Working very closely with top experts in their fields, Ben is well placed to provide insights from multiple authorities across different specialisms to provide the best advice and long-term solutions to clients. For more info, visit https://lesstaxforlandlords.co.uk


Peter Littlewood- Founder & Director of iHowz  & LLAS/ATLAS Trainer 

Peter will be hosting the event as Master of Ceremony and he will also be joining us as an expert panellist for our question time session

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:- those who know what they are doing; those who don’t, but try hard – they to be trained through LLAS; 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. For more info on iHOWZ visit:  www.ihowz.uk  


Dave Princep, an Independent Housing Consultant  

As Chair of LLAS & ATLAS, Dave will welcome & open the event, and he will also be joining us as an expert panellist for our question time session.

Dave was instrumental in establishing, and currently Chairs, the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS) & Accreditation and Training for Landlords and Agents Services (ATLAS).  He has over 31 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. www.londponlandlords.org.uk


Chris Bailey – Co-Founder & Group Director – Less Tax 4 Landlords

Chris will be joining us as an expert panellist for our question time session.

Chris Bailey is a successful business owner and Chartered Accountant who has been involved in the property industry for almost 30 years. He runs five award-winning accountancy practices, a tax advisory company and a property Capital Allowance business. Chris has over ten years’ experience of Capital Allowance claims and he has extensive knowledge of the complexities and challenges of property tax law. His first role after qualifying as a chartered accountant was as the group accountant to one of the largest private property groups in Yorkshire.  After moving back into private practice, over the next 7 years he built an accountancy practice that was eventually floated on the AIM market. He and his wife own numerous buy to let properties and during the early 2000s developed an international property business.https://lesstaxforlandlords.co.uk


Azad Ayub - Founder and Managing Director of Azad Ayub Limited

Azad will be joining us as a PRS landlord and will give us a brief inside on how the Covid19 has affected landlords and how he and his tenants have worked together to ensure everyone remains safe in their homes and avoid any rental arrears.  

Azad is a civil engineer with an MSc and DIC - Diploma of Imperial College, London. He has worked on and led numerous design and construction projects both within the United Kingdom and Overseas. Azad now focuses more on his property ownership, management and development business, which was established over 40 years ago and has been operating successfully since 1980, catering to the niche student and young professional accommodation market. The business employs around 20 staff and tradesman, with property assets in the UK, USA, Spain and Pakistan. Azad continues to maintain strong associations with well-known local and international professional bodies and engages in charitable projects both locally and abroad. Over the years, both Azad and his business have won numerous awards for their continued commitment to green issues, staff training and talent development. For more info visit:  http://azadayub.co.uk/  





Azad Ayub
Less Tax 4 Landlords

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