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Housing Matters Seminar – Licence to Rent – Thursday 13 February 2020

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Neena Reynolds
0191 211 7987

Join us at our first Housing Matters seminar of 2020.

Newcastle City Council’s selective and additional licencing schemes come into effect in April 2020, meaning that approximately 18,000 privately rented properties will need to be licenced.

Other North East local authorities have similar schemes.  Make sure that you are up to date with the licencing requirements, including Newcastle City Council’s scheme, discover when properties need to be licenced, and issues around enforcement.

Joanne Bagshaw, solicitor at Newcastle City Council will be speaking about their licencing requirements, and Sarah Barratt, Associate Solicitor at Muckle LLP will be looking at the rules and regulations around HMOs and selective licencing schemes.

Why attend?

The session will keep you up to date with legislative developments and best practice, provide an opportunity to network, share experiences and stimulate debate with your peers.

Who should attend?

Those who should attend are those dealing with property management, safer estates and general compliance and management issues and their in-house solicitors.


Joanne Bagshaw, Solicitor, Newcastle City Council

Joanne has been a solicitor at Newcastle City Council for 19 years.  She specialises in regulatory law including private sector housing licensing and taxi licensing in addition to conducting prosecutions in the Magistrates Court.

Sarah Barratt, Associate Solicitor, Muckle LLP

Sarah is an experienced property litigator, especially in all matters concerning private residential tenancies such as possession and anti-social behaviour.  Having acted for many years for tenants, she is perfectly placed to advise and assist landlords to achieve their desired outcomes in a timely and cost effective manner.


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Muckle LLP
Time Central, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4BF United Kingdom
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0191 211 7777