Welsh Fees Ban & AML Roadshows

Thursday 8th August 2019


Bryn Asaph,
Upper Denbigh Road,
St. Asaph,
LL17 0LW

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Main Programme

10:00 - 10:30 Registration & Refreshments


10:30 - 11:45 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales)
Mr David Cox

With news that the Welsh fee ban will be coming into force on 1 September 2019, David Cox will be going through the intricacies of the ban and what it could mean for your business.

11:45 - 11:55 Comfort Break


11:55 - 13:00 Business ideas to combat the ban
Mr John Paul

John Paul owns the successful Castledene Group of companies based in the North East of England. The 7 branch network manages over 2000 properties and employs over 50 staff. John's company won the Sunday Times letting agencies the year in 2014 and the next year and the same awards, he was awarded the outstanding contribution to lettings award.

Within 24 hours of the tenant fee ban being announced John and his team had implemented a strategy that saw his company’s dependence on tenant fees drop from 14.4% of turnover to its current rate of 4% and by June it will be around 2.5% of turnover.

John will be explaining in great detail exactly how he achieved this.


Mr John Paul

Mr John Paul

John Paul is owner and Managing Director of the Castledene Group, a 7 branch agency based in the North East of England which manages over 2000 properties. A huge advocate of social media marketing, John is a familiar face on the various groups and forums.

Mr David Cox

Mr David Cox

ARLA Propertymark, Chief Executive  

David Cox is Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark. He joined ARLA, Association of Residential Letting Agents, in January 2014 bringing a sharply focused policy and stakeholder engagement perspective. David has worked alongside a diverse board of experienced practitioners from across the industry to transform ARLA into ARLA Propertymark, an organisation which protects consumers through measures including Client Money Protection, campaigning for mandatory regulation of the lettings industry and raising professional standards. David has held senior policy roles at the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI); a trained barrister, David has also acted as Parliamentary Advisor to a well-known backbench MP.