Landlord Forum and Steering Group

Landlord Forum 

The Landlord Forum is an event which brings landlords, letting agents and the Council together to share to receive free training seminars on legal requirements, local issues and challenges for the private rental sector. Attending the Landlord Forum and speaking to the Private Sector Housing Team will assist you to keep your practical knowledge up to date. Warwick and Stratford District Councils work together to produce the Landlord Steering Group and Landlord Forums to offer great networking opportunities.

Book your free ticket now

Spring 2023 -  Monday 15th May from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at The Trident Centre, Warwick, CV34 6SW -

Programme includes:

  • Fire safety in privately rented property & recent regulation changes affecting HMO - Daryl Townsend, Fire Protection Manager
  • Tips for self-managing landlords- Terry Samuel, LSG Chair & experienced landlord
  • Green Homes Grants for Landlords
  • Legislation Update - Don Robbie, NRLA 

There will be plenty of time during the Forum to network and visit our information stalls. Free refreshments and parking provided.

Autumn 2023 - Wednesday 27th September from 1pm to 4pm at Stratford Racecourse, CV37 9SE. Details TBC

Steering Group 

The Landlord Steering Group (LSG) is chaired by an experienced private landlord. Members include Council representatives, local landlords, letting agents, the National Landlords Association and university accommodation providers. Members of the LSG are consulted on changes to policy, organise the Landlord Forum and contribute as a group to Government consultations.

Steering Group Dates

  • Wednesday 7th June 2023 2.30pm to 4.30pm hosted by Stratford District Council
  • Wednesday 18th October 2.30pm to 4.30pm hosted by Warwick District Council
  • Wednesday 24th January 2024 2.30pm to 4.30pm (AGM & LSG) hosted by Warwick District Council

Joining the Landlord Steering Group

The group is always looking for new members, if you are a local private landlord and are interested in becoming a steering group member then please fill out the application form and send to Balwant Rai, Landlord Liaison Officer, Email :

Landlord Steering Group members

  • CHAIR: Terry Samuel, Private Landlord
  • VICE-CHAIR: Richard Thomas, Private Landlord
  • SECRETARY: Balwant Rai, Landlord Liaison Officer, Warwick District Council
  • Anthony Kempster, Letting Agent & Private Landlord
  • Carol Duckfield, Private Landlord
  • Don Robbie, National Residential Landlords Association Representative and Private Landlord
  • Grant Thoday, Letting Agent
  • Dr. Gurmit Singh, Private Landlord
  • John Warburton, Letting Agent
  • Kam Gadhary, Private Landlord
  • Paul Hughes, Private Sector Housing Manager, Warwick District Council
  • Paul Chapman, Private Sector Housing Manager, Stratford District Council
  • Runjit Bhopal, Private Landlord
  • Sarah Churchill, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Warwick District Council
  • Shera Payne, Student Lettings Manager, Warwick Accommodation
  • Sue Warburton, Letting Agent
  • Richard Woodcock, Private Landlord 

Additional Information 

Terms of Reference

Minutes of former meetings