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Landlords could struggle to end tenancies if they fail to heed new legislation, housing experts will warn at a free open event for local landlords.

he next Bromsgrove and Redditch Private Landlords’ Forum is set to hear how, since October 1, landlords must have provided new tenants with the Government’s ‘How to Rent’ information in order for the legal process to end their tenancy to run smoothly.

This and other recent changes to legislation – such as the requirement to fit and test smoke alarms and in some case carbon monoxide alarms at the start of the tenancy – will be presented to the forum by the National Landlords Association’s Mary Latham, who will also discuss future legislative changes and managing void properties.

Steven Woodley from the Private Landlords Steering Group will also speak on the role of letting agents in finding good tenants and supporting landlords, and Kath Manning, Bromsgrove District Council’s climate change officer, will present on improving the energy efficiency of properties.

Bromsgrove District Council’s strategic housing manager Derek Allen said: “We want to encourage all private landlords to come along to our forum on November 12. We’re devoting more time at this latest event to the legislative changes to help our local landlords understand their new obligations and remain compliant.”

The forum is set to take place at Redditch Town Hall on Thursday November 12 from 3.30 pm to 7pm.

Landlords are encouraged to reserve a seat at this very popular event by contacting the council’s Strategic Housing team.