ARLA Regional Meeting - Region 13

Tuesday 20th November 2018


Cottons Hotel,
Manchester Road,
WA16 0SU

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Main Programme

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch & Networking


12:30 - 12:45 Welcome & ARLA Update
Mr Richard Selwyn

Richard will be presenting an update on membership benefits and services, CPD, lobbying and media, and highlight what we need from you in terms of engagement, feedback, and brand awareness


12:45 - 13:00 Sponsor - Getrentr


13:00 - 13:40 How to attract landlords and retain them
Paul Shamplina

Paul Shamplina Founder of Landlord Action and known in the industry as the ‘ The Landlords Friend’, will present a seminar on ‘ How to attract new landlords and retain them’, this has never been more important, especially  with the impending  ‘ fee ban’, coming in next year for agents. With over 25 years’ experience in acting for landlords and letting agents, his seminar is not to be missed.

13:40 - 13:50 Landlord Tap & WaterAid
Mr Iain Pilling


13:50 - 14:00 Comfort Break


14:00 - 14:30 Mortgage Interest Relief
Peter Buckley

Peter, will be talking you through everything you need to know about tax, focusing on mortgage interest relief.

14:30 - 15:15 Legal Update
Chris Hall

Chris from Dutton Gregory Solicitors, will be taking you through the latest legislative update and answering any questions you may have.




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Peter Buckley

Peter Buckley

Peter Buckley is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has many years experience of guiding entrepreneurs through the complex issues facing them in their quest to grow their businesses. This ranges from advising on start ups right up to eventual sale of substantial company clients and includes advising on raising capital, bank funding, mergers, acquisitions, tax issues facing owners and planning the next stage of growth built on the platform of a robust accounting and reporting system.

Mr Iain Pilling

Mr Iain Pilling

 Iain has over 20 years’ experience in the utility sector, working in a variety of roles at United Utilities. For the last 12 years, Iain has been responsible for defining UUW’s long-term collections strategy and has been instrumental in developing UUW’s approach to tackling affordability issues faced by UUW’s customers.


Iain has operational responsibility for all external relationships that United Utilities have in the collections arena including UUW’s various regulators, the money advice sector, social housing sector and external debt collection agencies.  

Chris Hall

Chris Hall

Chris graduated from the University of Essex in 2005 with a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and Law, joining Dutton Gregory soon after.


He returned to his studies and obtained a LLM in European and International Law from the University of Sheffield in 2008, rejoining Dutton Gregory in 2009.  Chris obtained a diploma in law in 2015 and passed the Legal Practice Course in September 2017.


Having spent nearly 9 years in the Landlord & Tenant department, Chris moved to the firm’s Commercial and Property Litigation team in September 2018.


Paul Shamplina

Paul Shamplina

Landlord Action

Paul Shamplina has spent over 25 years helping landlords with bad tenants. As co-founder he set up Landlord Action in 1999, they are market leaders and longest serving independent company specialising in fixed fee property recovery and tenant eviction in England and Wales.  Landlord Action is Regulated by the Solicitor Regulation Authority.  He has acquired a reputation as the landlord’s friend in the press.

He appears regularly on television, radio and within the national and regional press; as well as speaking at seminars to landlords and letting agents.

Paul ‘s latest TV appearance was on Channel 5’s successful series  ‘ Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords, which was a hit with over 1.5 million viewers.  Paul has signed up for series 2, out in Spring next year.  He is also on the Advisory Council for The Property Redress Scheme and has been advising the Government on a Think Tank on Speeding Up Eviction Process, along with consultation on the Deregulation Act.

Paul has also launched a book called ‘The Landlord’s Friend’, with Property Commentator Kate Faulkner.