ARLA Regional Meeting - Region 21

Wednesday 26th September 2018


Pontlands Park Hotel,
West Hanningfield Road,
Great Baddow,

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Main Programme

18:00 - 18:30 Registration & Networking


18:30 - 18:50 Welcome & ARLA Update
Mr Philip Keddie CRLM

Letting you know what ARLA Propertymark is doing for our members and giving you the latest updates within the lettings industry.

18:50 - 19:10 Chapps - Sponsor

Chapps have been chosen as your meetings sponsor, they are one of Propertymarks industry suppliers. They create powerful, unique & professional inspection Apps for the property management industry.

19:10 - 19:50 How to attract new 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.

19:50 - 20:15 Understanding Condensation, High Humidity Damp & Mould
Sarah Coombes

Sarah, from the nationwide brand Envirovent will be discussing the importance of condensation, damp and mould.

20:15 - 21:00 Legal Update
RRRRobert Bolwell

Robert from Dutton Gregory’s will be informing you on the latest legislation in the lettings industry and will be able to answer any questions or queries you may have.


Sarah Coombes

Sarah Coombes

Sarah-Jane Coombes is a Specialist Ventilation Advisor with Envirovent Essex. Sarah gives advice and offers solutions for combatting condensation and mould, including offering free surveys to those who need. Envirovent has been established for 32 years and is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. A nationwide brand, Envirovent manufactures, supplies, surveys and installs its own unique equipment. 5-7 year guarantees come as standard.

RRRRobert Bolwell

RRRRobert Bolwell

Dutton Gregory Solicitors

After graduating from University College London, Robert spent 12 months in the Intellectual Property Department of Allied Domecq in the City before going on to Law School and qualifying as a solicitor with the Birmingham firm formerly known as Edge and Ellison.

A partner of Dutton Gregory since 1987, he founded the Landlord and Tenant Department in 1993. Robert’s work includes more complicated dilapidations and possession cases and work for a number of clients with large block management portfolios.   

Mr Philip Keddie CRLM

Mr Philip Keddie CRLM

Philip Keddie FNAEA, CRLM, FARLA (Hon), MAPIP

Philip has been working in the south west property market for almost 40 years, having started in sales before transferring to lettings 25 years ago. He has been an active member of both NAEA and ARLA Propertymark over that time; and has been a Board member for the last 5 years. He is passionate about the industry and wants to engage with members and share that passion and pride for what we do.


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.