Private landlord event to be held in Stirling

Stirling CouncilStirling Council is hosting a free event for Stirling’s private landlords and agents on May 9.

The Private Rented Sector Open Day and Conference is an annual event which provides an opportunity for landlords and agents to meet key players in Stirling’s private rented sector, gather information and seek advice.

Various agencies and services – including Stirling Council representatives, private sector housing teams, the Empty Homes Officer, Shelter’s ‘Letting Agent Plus’ project, SEPA, Home Energy Scotland and representatives from approved tenancy deposit schemes – will be in attendance, providing expert advice and information.

Representatives from the Scottish Government and Scottish Association of Landlords will be speaking about the new Private Residential Tenancy and the first-tier Tribunal for Scotland, and a leading expert from the Housing and Property Chamber will discuss the Repairing Standard while exploring real-life case studies.

Stirling National Heritage will also be in attendance, discussing their innovative traditional buildings health check scheme, and Landlord Accreditation Scotland will be presenting a session looking at recurring areas of interest from their national training programme.

Stirling Council’s director of localities and infrastructure, Alastair Brown, said: “We’ve already had significant interest from local private landlords and agents about this event – last year we had over 100 delegates in attendance, who were keen to hear from experts and share best practice. I’m certain the upcoming Open Day will prove just as successful – places are still available and I would urge anyone interested in attending this free event to book their place soon.”

This year the event will take place at the Albert Halls on Tuesday 9th May from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. To register, please contact Stirling Council’s Private Sector Housing Team on 01786 237678 or landlordregistration@stirling.gov.uk.