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SWLA Online General Meeting – a Success!

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 -

Thank you to our members who joined us for our first online General Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday. We have received great feedback from many members;

”A great Zoom meeting held the other night. Good format with slides and speakers, with very relevant subjects and our chairman was good fun too! It was interesting to hear from Mark Chubb and how he and the council are prepared to help and support us. I know times are tough for many people, including us Landlords and I only speak for myself and the people I’ve recommended to join The Landlords Association, but the membership fee we pay is outstanding value for money.”

”We found David Aggiss’ session particularly useful – great insights into what’s happening in the market, and very well delivered.  We would welcome a return visit by David at some point as he is clearly well-informed and adds a lot of value to understanding of the SWLA landlord. We had our EICR re-done earlier this year so took the opportunity then to make sure we were briefed on this topic.  It was good to hear from Mark Chubb – not least to get a better sense of the sort of relationship which PCC wishes to have with the PRS and its responsible landlords.  His session was certainly comprehensive.”

A huge thank you to our speakers;

David Aggiss – Three Sixty Mortgages

Mark Chubb – Plymouth City Council – Community Connections

If any of our members missed the meeting and would like the presentation slides sent, please contact the office.

With the current situation, we anticipate that our future meetings will be held by Zoom until we can all safely meet face to face again.

Tradepoint Deals (offer ends 02 November)

Posted on October 16th, 2020 -

3 for 2 on coloured emulsion.

4 for 3 on laminate flooring and tiles

20% off wallpaper


North Somerset Council – Properties Required

Posted on October 14th, 2020 -

Need help letting your property?

You may want to consider the North Somerset Council Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS)

North Somerset Council VPRS are seeking properties from private rented landlords to help resettle vulnerable refugee families, giving them a chance to rebuild a safe, secure life in North Somerset.

Benefits to you!

  • Rent paid directly to you, the Landlord;
  • Dedicated North Somerset Council, Family Support Worker who will visit the family on a regular basis;
  • Dedicated Volunteers that can help with a wide range of issues;
  • Guaranteed Local Housing Authority rate payment with discretion to provide top up for the first year;
  • Access to tenant ready grants (up to £1,000) and interest-free tenant ready loan (up to £5,000);
  • To make a difference to a vulnerable family seeking refuge in the UK.

Interested? For further information, please contact:

Caroline Crossley, VPRS Project Officer for North Somerset Council on

01934 427275 or 07824085818

Notice of a General Meeting via Zoom

Posted on October 9th, 2020 -

If you would like to attend this meeting, please to register with the SWLA office who will send you further details. You can email info@landlordssouthwest.co.uk or phone 01752 510913. Book early to avoid disappointment, we have limited spaces available.

Notice of a General Meeting via Zoom

Wednesday 21st October 2020

Log on for a prompt 7.30pm start

Speakers will include: –

Krissy Salmon from Interbay
Market conditions specifically around investment/BTL lending

Availability of lending – updated criteria

BBL/mortgage holidays

Leasing to local authority/supported living associations – points to note

Mark Chubb – Plymouth City Council – Community Connections

New legislation around Electrical Installation Condition Reports(EICR) and other updated landlord legislation

If you have any questions for the speakers, please email them to the office prior to the meeting and we can forward them on to be covered, where possible. If you have a question during the meeting, you can use the chat box to submit questions which we hope can be answered, time permitting.

Melanie Cotterill – Roper James Solicitors has kindly provided a slide presentation for our members to view at their leisure. Topics covered briefly are Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Business LPAs.

This presentation will be emailed to attendees of the meeting.

Consultation – Landlord Responses Required -”Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes”

Posted on October 8th, 2020 -

Consultation details Issued: 30 September 2020

Respond by: 30 December 2020

Enquiries to: Tel: 020 7215 5000

Email: PRStrajectoryConsultation@beis.gov.uk

Please see the following gov.uk link for further information and consultation documents; https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-the-energy-performance-of-privately-rented-homes

Trade Point – B&Q – 10% Discount from 12th October 2020

Posted on October 7th, 2020 -

Good news for SWLA members! SWLA Trade Point members will receive a discount of 10% on most purchases at B&Q/Trade Point from 12th October 2020. This is a huge rise from the previous 5% discount.

Most items across the entire B&Q/TradePoint store are included (see exclusions below). The discount also applies when ordering online on the TradePoint website  https://www.trade-point.co.uk/click-collect/ Remember that it also includes promotions, so if there is a 3 for 2 deal or 10% off, you will receive the 10% discount on top.

The exclusions are:

  • Gift Cards
  • Clearance items
  • Selected Smart Home Products
  • Supplier quoted specially made items
  • Concessions and Services ……  (e.g. Delivery charges and Key cutting etc)

How to apply

To apply for a B&Q Trade Point card, please send the following details to; admin.tradepointB2B@trade-point.co.uk

Name; (please note – you can order one card per member on a joint SWLA membership)


Telephone number;

SWLA Membership Number;

Once you have applied for the card, it should arrive at your home address within 3 weeks.

Green Homes Grant – Now Open for Applications

Posted on October 1st, 2020 -


Apply for a Green Homes Grant

Use this service to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 towards the cost of making your home more energy efficient.

If your application is successful, you’ll receive a voucher to give to your chosen TrustMark-registered tradesperson.

The Green Homes Grant scheme is only available to home owners and residential landlords in England.

Start now

Before you start

Check you’re eligible for a Green Homes Grant before applying.

To apply, you’ll need:

  • the name and date of birth of the property owner or owners
  • the name and date of birth of anyone living in the property who is receiving benefits
  • a quote for the work from a TrustMark-registered tradesperson
  • the TrustMark licence number of your chosen tradesperson

Help and support

Read more about the Green Homes Grant scheme.

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