D + J Lettings Conference - 2018

Your complete update about buy-to-let from leaders in the industry

BOOK NOW by clicking HERE - Places are limited!

It’s a second for Hitchin (since our first sold out) – a lettings conference organised by D + J Lettings to keep landlords and buy-to-let investors informed and up-to-date with what is happening in the market. We are focusing on the industry and the local lettings market and you will be able to see how this relates to you and how you can plan for the changes that are coming.

A new speaker added to our line-up is talking on the subject of ‘the inheritance tax trap’ and you will be getting all the latest information on legislation, tax changes mortgage criteria changes and much more. We have an action-packed agenda and no doubt there will be some lively Q&A sessions with the opportunity to chat informally with the speakers and with landlords at the end over a buffet lunch.

Whether you are a one-property landlord, multi-property landlord, thinking about buy-to-let investment, inherited a house you want to rent, or even looking at going abroad and want to keep your house and rent, this conference will DEFINITELY give you an insight into what is happening and practical steps you can take for your future.

You will hear from key speakers in the industry:

Here’s what you will learn:

Speakers include:

Gina Peters - Partner, Dutton Gregory Solicitors
Covering: Legislation updates and Brexit

Gina Peters is a Partner and solicitor with a wealth of experience in commercial and property litigation. She has specialised in Landlord & Tenant matters since joining Dutton Gregory in 2001. As well as managing a team of 10 Executives, she advises mainly on defended matters and works with several clients with large block management portfolios.

Sandy Bastin, Assistant Director of Dispute Resolution, TDS 
Covering: Best practice for property protection and reporting

Sandy joined TDS in 2008 and is now Assistant Director of Dispute Resolution. A qualified solicitor with many years’ experience practising and specialising in Real Estate, Sandy is responsible for recruiting and training TDS Adjudicators. She provides continued support and mentoring to include quality assurance, ensuring the high standards expected from TDS Adjudication decisions are met. Sandy is a complaints handler for TDS England and Wales.

Fred McBreen ACMA BSc – Managing Director, Base52 Accountants
Covering: Landlord taxation and making tax digital

Fred co-founded Base52 in 2003 to help small businesses, landlords and individuals comply with accounting and tax regulation and manage their finances effectively. His main area of expertise is business accounting, covering compliance as well as financial management and specialising in buy-to-let accounts and tax. He started his career in HM Revenue & Customs in London and qualified as an accountant in 1986. Before forming Base52 he spent 16 years as a senior accountant at Tesco.

Mark Newman – Director, Newman Knight & Co
Covering: Buy-to-let mortgages and what you need to know

Mark set up Newman Knight in 2008 to provide buy-to-let, residential, development and commercial mortgages, including financial advice from his team of specialist consultants. His approach is to provide all-encompassing financial advice for individuals and landlords, whether they have one or multiple properties. Having originally worked in financial marketing and banking, he joined Connells, Hitchin in 2002 as a mortgage consultant and was promoted through various roles, leaving in 2004 to launch BCN Mortgage Services with partners.

Helen Vaughan BA FPFS Technical Manager, Fiona Gray Financial Planning
Covering: The inheritance tax trap and how financial planning might mitigate taxes

Helen joined Fiona Gray Financial Planning in 2014 as a Technical Manager and she specialises in inheritance tax and trusts. She was one of the youngest to achieve Chartered Financial Planning status in 2007 after progressing her career as IFA, having had various technical roles and specialising in this area.

Dharmesh Patadia – Director & Co-Founder, D + J Lettings & Property Management
Covering: The local lettings market and best practice for renting a property

Dharmesh and his partner Jyoti undertook a management buyout last year to launch D + J Lettings. They have both been involved in the local community since 2000 and gained over 20 years’ experience as landlords, building their own buy-to-let investment portfolio. In 2007 they launched Norgans Lettings and were co-owners and directors, managing and growing the lettings business. Prior to lettings Dharmesh was in banking and in 1984 he started his career at Midland Bank and worked his way up through various positions to complete his career as head of direct personal banking and central lending services at Bank of Ireland.

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28th June 2018


09:30am to 1.30pm


Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AF
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