Heavy snow could not prevent a good turnout for the latest Hertsmere Landlords Forum, which discussed the private sector and loan sharks.
The Civic Offices in Borehamwood welcomed 20 landlords who heard speeches by the council’s Housing Strategy Manager Emily Dillon and Yvonne Bartlett, from Trading Standards.
Barry Potts, the council’s Housing Initiatives Lead, was also present to talk about the importance of working together to provide rented accommodation.
Guests also had the chance to network with each other while enjoying a buffet and drinks.
Officers from the council’s Housing team also attended to discuss ideas with the landlords.
Councillor Jean Heywood, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “The poor weather could have resulted in a much lower attendance than the 20 who participated in the forum and therefore it was particularly pleasing to welcome that many to the event.
“Landlords have the perfect opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry, which could help them to provide a better service for their tenants and I would encourage them to attend the next Forum.”
The council is particularly keen to hear from landlords who can provide tenancies to local people in housing need.
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The next forum will be held in June.
Posted on Tuesday 5th February 2019