Quarterly Legal & Compliance Updates for Letting Agents 2022 Q1

Recorded on Tuesday 22 Feb 2022 (60 minutes)

David Smith and Rajeev Nayyar

Straight from the lawyer's mouth.

Industry-leading property lawyer, David Smith, Partner at JMW Solicitors and longstanding webinar presenter is joined by Fixflo's CEO, Rajeev Nayyar to reveal key legal issues affecting the lettings industry.

Having played a key role in the legal team representing Northwood Solihull in the high-profile case where the Court of Appeal eventually handed down a favourable decision towards the agency landlord, David will give us a deep-dive into the background and legal arguments involved in the litigation, as well as a number of recent case updates and forthcoming legal changes, including: 

  • Mandatory disclosure of 'material information' – What does this mean for agents?
  • Post-Northwood Solihull: How to Sign Prescribed Information & Possession Notices
  • Tenant Reference Checks: What's Reasonable?
  • The State of Landlord Registration in the UK
  • Levelling Up: Decent Homes Standards v HHSRS?
  • Right to Rent Checks After 6 April 2022


Presenter: David Smith, Partner, JMW Solicitors
Host: Rajeev Nayyar, CEO, Fixflo


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David specialises in residential property rights and agency and has experience in 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.



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.