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Seminars to be held for landlords and letting agents

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A series of seminars addressing legislation around three key issues for landlords and letting agents are to be held across the East Riding.

The four informal seminars, which are being organised by officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council's private sector housing team, will be held at four locations – Bridlington, Goole, Withernsea and Anlaby.

The main issues covered in the seminars will be regulations around the redress scheme and the need for carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in all properties as those not compliant with the legislation could face fines starting from £5,000.

There will also be discussions on the legislation around illegal eviction and harassment as over the last three years, the council has seen a significant increase in service requests from 12 in 2014 to 77 in 2016.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for asset management, housing and environment at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "I would encourage all landlords and letting agents to attend one of these seminars."Officers will be talking about legislation that affects anyone who rents out properties as failing to comply with the legislation could be liable for a significant fine."The council wants to work with all landlords and letting agents and this is an opportunity for them to refresh their knowledge on very important legislation."

Four sessions will be held across the East Riding at:

• East Riding of Yorkshire Council offices, Church Street, Goole – 28 March 2017
• Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington – 30 March 2017
• East Riding Leisure Haltemprice, Anlaby – 31 March 2017
• Withernsea Pavilion – 5 April 22017.

All the sessions will take place between 10.30am and 11.30am and afterwards there will be the opportunity to speak with members of the council's private sector housing team.

To book a place on one of the courses, email private.sector.housing@eastriding.gov.uk or for more information visit the council's website www.eastriding.gov.uk