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7-8 October 2022
21-22 APRIL 2023
6-7 OCTOBER 2023

THE SEMINAR PROGRAMME

The largest and most comprehensive seminar programme presented at any UK property event is a major show feature. We take great care to ensure that these are truly informative sessions – with speakers/panel hosts carefully vetted to ensure attendees gain real insight and understanding from each session. The programme is designed to cater for the needs of the novice to the veteran, thus includes a broad spectrum of topics. By show opening there will be around 85 sessions published on the show website. Typical examples from recent shows include…


BUYING AT AUCTION – HOW TO IDENTIFY THE DEALS THEN BID FOR THEM

As the shortage of new build property remains a reality in parts of the UK, many investors have identified the auction room as a sensible source of available property. For the unfamiliar the auction room can seem a forbidding place – but this should not be the case. This session will remove the myths and mystique surrounding auction practice and protocol.

PRESENTER: David Sandeman, Essential Information Group


HOW TO USE FINANCE TO MAKE YOUR PROPERTY PORTFOLIO WORK HARDER FOR YOU

This session will explore what has changed within both the property and lending markets over the last 6 months, the different types of finance available in the market and what property opportunities suit each option. It will summarise how investors can utilise finance to grow a portfolio quicker than they may think

PRESENTER: Stephen Johnson,
Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages Division


5 MAJOR PROPERTY PURCHASE MISTAKES – AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Author of several titles in the Which? Essential Guides series, Kate Faulkner has spent the last 13 years helping tens of thousands of property buyers to either buy correctly or to rectify bad property decisions. She has a no nonsense, independent approach to property but continues to be startled by the errors that even professional investors make.

PRESENTER: Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property


DUE DILIGENCE WHEN BUYING INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE

Buying a property abroad safely & securely in any international location is not the same as doing so in the UK. Accordingly anyone thinking of buying a foreign property should prepare properly. This session will review the do’s and don’ts – and provide tips and case studies to guide buyers safely through the research & legal maze of proper due diligence. Ayse Ozcan will be joined by the AIPP’s Managing Director Peter Robinson.

PRESENTER: Ayse Ozcan, Founder,
Acacia International Legal Services


THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF AMERICAN PROPERTY

America is possibly the most undervalued real estate market in the world right now. Yet, the streets are certainly not paved with gold in this land of opportunity. This seminar will cover the benefits and also the pitfalls of every aspect of US property investment, whilst teaching investors a few essential tricks to instantly decrease investment risk without compromising investment returns.

PRESENTER: Lachlan McPherson,
Chief Investment Advisor, US Invest


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA’S REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

The furthest many investor will look to in Africa is Egypt or, at a push, maybe Morocco. Few will dare think about investing in sub-Sahara Africa. Africa showed 10 of the fastest growing economies in the world in 2012 and 2013. With a growing middle class, political stability and the discovery of oil and gas in commercial quantities in many countries, Africa’s stock is on the rise – and so is its real estate industry.

PRESENTER: Douglas Oppong, Director, PiA


IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BE INVESTING IN UK PROPERTY

The property market has been steadily rising for the last 10 years and has unexpectedly boomed in the past 18 months during the COVID 19 pandemic, but what will happen to property prices in the next 12 months?nIs now a good time to buy? Will the market continue to rise, or will there be a market correction soon? Should you be investing now, or would you wait?n

PRESENTER: SIMON ZUTSHI – PROPERTY INVESTOR NETWORK


The Fundamentals of Buy to Let in the UK; Post COVID-19 & Brexit

This seminar will give you a clear understanding of the most suitable Buy to Let fundamentals to use to achieve success in 2021 and beyond. It will cover current trends in the market as well as research on Buy To Let hot spots. This will allow you to understand the current market opportunities and how best you can utilise them!

  • Key Buy to Let fundamentals
  • Current market trends
  • Research on Buy to Let hot spots
  • How to successfully take action

PRESENTER: PAUL MAHONEY NOVA FINANCIAL


BEING A PROFESSIONAL LANDLORD IN 2021

This seminar - presented by Paul Shamplina ‘Founder of Landlord Action, CCO of Hamilton Fraser and star of Channel 5’s ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ (and known in the industry as "the landlords friend"), will present an overview of what a landlord should be doing to become professional in a post-Covid world.nDealing with compliance, keeping up to speed with regulation and carry out good practice for your customers the tenants. Landlording is a business now, Paul will give top tips and share his wealth of knowledge of over 30 years of experience in acting for landlords.n

PRESENTER: Paul Shamplina Hamilton Fraser


New Laws for 2021 and Beyond

In this session Rightmove’s Legal and Compliance Director, David Cox, will summarise the key legislative changes that have affected the private rented sector during the Coronavirus pandemic such as Section 21 and evictions, Right to Rent and Brexit as well as considering the changes that are likely to be coming down the line in 2022 and beyond.

PRESENTER: David Cox Rightmove