You Are Invited to the LLAS & Partners

Virtual Conference & Training Day on Thursday 29 February,

From 10am to 2:30pm

Event Speakers

 David d’Orton-Gibson -CEO & Founder of Training for Professionals (TFP).  David will give bring us all up to date with PRS law including: Courts and Tribunals, Compliance, and robust enforcement, Dispute resolution, End of arbitrary rent review clauses, Introduction of a PRS ombudsman, Ban on no DSS & no children adverts. Decent Homes Standard, EPCs Update  as well as practical advice on getting properties fully compliant". 

David has worked for many years in the letting industry and has first-hand experience of most roles involved in lettings. For over 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:  Home - TFP Online  


Peter Littlewood- Founder & Director of iHowz  & LLAS/ATLAS Trainer. Peter will be hosting the event as Master of Ceremony, Chair of LLAS/ATLAS  and bringing us up to date on Mould and Damp

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 visit:


Guy Horsington, Deputy Director for PRS – Renters Reform Team.- Guy will bring us all up to date with the Renters Reform Bill

 Guy is a Senior Civil Servant in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Over his career he has worked on developing policies from civil partnerships to consumer rights and supporting Ministers in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office. Most recently he led the passage of the Agriculture Act 2020 that replaces subsidies for farmers with payments for environmental goods. He now leads on the landmark reforms to the private rented sector, through the Renters Reform Bill.


Tessa Shepperson  is a solicitor, writer, speaker & the  Managing Director of the Landlord Law company.  Tessa will be bringing us up to date with HMO Management, law & Practice, Rent Repayment Orders and Banning Orders.

 Tessa has run the popular Landlord Law service for the past 20 years which provides legal information and documents for private residential landlords.  She also blogs at the Landlord Law Blog. Tessa’s main business was her solicitors practice. She started it as a way for landlords to find out their legal rights and obligations at reasonable cost, as  she could see that many landlords were ignorant of the legal rules but did not want to incur the expense of consulting a traditional solicitors firm. This was before the internet was fully developed and there were few online information services available.  Landlord Law was one of the first. Landlord Law is now owned by Landlord Law Services Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales. Although Tessa is a solicitor and is herself regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Landlord Law Services the company, is not a regulated solicitor’s firm. For more info visit:


Emily Smith is a Policy Advisor in the Compliant Environment and Enforcement Unit (Home Office) – Emily will bring us up to date with the recent changes in legislation, the work going on in the Right to Rent Scheme, and what this means for landlords and letting agents

Emily has worked in policy for almost two years and have recently joined the Compliant Environment and Enforcement Unit of the Home Office , covering the Right to Work and Right to Rent Schemes. And now lead on the civil penalty increases in both of the schemes, specifically engaging with landlords, letting agents and employers to ensure they are aware of the changes coming into force and how they can protect themselves.


Ashleigh Dewbery-Lugg FCCA- Ashleigh owns and runs The Entrepreneurs Accountant and Ripple Consultancy LimitedAshleigh & Tony  will  run a  20-minute Q&A session on Tax, and  what landlords can legitimately claim, as well as how they can structure their affairs to mitigate S24.

Ashleigh spent over 6-years at Deloittes as a Private Client Manager and, since leaving them in 2013, has been running her own accountancy firm making a name for herself working with SMEs, fellow Entrepreneurs, and the Private Rented Sector in particular helping them to minimise the impact of S24.  

She especially caters for individuals, partnerships, LLPs, Limited companies etc supporting them with their day-to-day needs such as payroll, VAT and bookkeeping, business mentoring, all the way through to year end compliance and forecasts. 

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Tony Gimple – MSWW - As the firm’s principle and founder, Tony has been involved in the legal, financial and tax arena for over 30-years - Tony & Ashleigh  will  run a  20-minute Q&A session on Tax, and  what landlords can legitimately claim, as well as how they can structure their affairs to mitigate S24.

Tony founded the original Chancery Law Group that in large part set the tone and model for the Legal Services Act 2007 and Alternative Business Structures.

Tony ghost wrote the record response breaking Sunday Telegraph guide to Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Tax, and regularly appears on SKY’s Property TV channel as part of the Property Summits team.

Renowned for his down to earth no-nonsense approach and straightforward manner, Tony has pioneered and developed multiple client centric advice collectives throughout the professional services sector. For more info visit:


Richard Tacagni MCIEH CEnvH- Richard  is the founder and Managing Director of London Property Licensing, an independent housing consultancy offering simple impartial and expert advice on regulation of the PRS. His client base includes private landlords, letting agents and local authorities. - Richard will bring us all  up to date on Property Licensing, including HMOs.

Richard is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and housing specialist with over 30 years’ experience. He acts as a civil expert witness on housing regulation and recently joined the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Housing Advisory Panel. He often represents clients in First-tier Tribunal proceedings and has a strong track record in negotiating settlement. London Property Licensing is an award-winning housing consultancy offering expert advice to private landlords, letting agents, industry bodies and local authorities on property licensing and the regulation of private rented homes. Services include telephone consultations, licence application handling service, problem solving, expert witness reports and handling First-tier Tribunal appeals. The London Property Licensing website provides a free-to-access comprehensive guide to all property licensing schemes in London, attracting over 1.7 million page views.”

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Azad Ayub
Surrey Property Licensing
London Property Licensing
Landlord Vision

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