Lockdown 2.0: How To Prepare Your Lettings Business

On-Demand Masterclass
Recorded on 5 November 2020

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Leading lawyer, David Smith, Partner at JMW Solicitors gave webinar attendees an update on the latest restrictions and regulatory matters and John Paul, CEO of The Castledene Group and ARLA board member shared with us practical considerations for making a lettings business Covid-secure.



  1. An overview of current restrictions
  2. Operating a Covid-secure lettings business
  3. Audience questions


Disclaimer: All content presented in this webinar is intended for general information purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice or official guidance.



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John Paul is the founder and CEO of the Castledene Group, a ten-branch agency based in the North East of England. Castledene manages over 2000 properties with 55 staff and have grown quickly in only 11 years of being in business. They also sell over 450 properties per year.

John is a well-known industry consultant and mentor and is also on the board of Directors for ARLA. His practical business advice on how to build a business and not have a job is how he has built his business so he doesn’t get involved in the day to day running of it what so ever.

He is also an author and has written two best-selling industry books called, “The Agency Roadmap” and “From stress to success”.


David Smith Speaker

David specialises in residential property rights and agency and has experience of a wide range of property litigation. He is particularly well known for his work in:

  • Agent terms of business and other contracts;
  • Tenancy agreements and licences;
  • Consumer protection and rights;
  • Agent regulation including Client Money Protection, data protection and anti-money laundering;
  • Landlord regulation including deposit protection and property licensing;
  • Welsh law;
  • Public affairs and political representation;
  • Mediation representation.

David has written or contributed to a number of books and journal articles on these topics and is highly sought after as a speaker and lecturer.