Death of the Amateur Landlord – How to run your property as a business

When: Thursday 29th April 2010, 1pm
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Dear XXX,

UK landlords are losing £3.7 billion annually through void periods and spend an average of £1,444 – or half of their net profit – finding tenants.
“Death of the Amateur Landlord – How to run your property as a business” aims to tackle this problem and help landlords improve their business and fill their empty properties with tenants all year round.
This first of its kind webinar is on Thursday 29th April 2010 at 1.00pm and is aimed at the two million UK landlords.
Hosted by – the UK’s largest online letting agent – this FREE interactive debate will give you direct access to some of the top names in the industry.


A panel of property experts including Ray Boulger from Charcoal Independent Mortgage Specialists, Alan Ward from the Residential Landlord Association, Tom Entwhistle from and James Davis from will provide advice and their top tips on how landlords can maximise business opportunities and avoid costly rental voids. Landlords attending can pose questions throughout the discussion and join in the debate. James Davis of Upad and the other panel members will be available for media interviews before and after the event.
The webinar is the brain child of former landlord and CEO of Upad, James Davis who says, “Over the past four years the number of private landlords have risen by more than 156%, but many are not maximising business opportunities and marketing their properties effectively to avoid empty rental periods. We want to change that. Many landlords are losing money unnecessarily and this webinar will give the opportunity for them to learn how to “avoid the voids” from some of the top property professionals in their fields.”
This innovative webinar will be the first in a series of webinars that Upad will host in the next few months for the media and for landlords. Highlights from the event will be ‘tweeted’ during the event on a special Twitter feed –

James Davis, CEO of, has also compiled an e-book entitled “Avoid The Voids – a landlords guide to keeping your property let” to download which is packed full of useful information, hints and tips on marketing your property and avoiding those dreaded void periods. The ebook can be viewed and downloaded by visiting The webinar will also be full of hot tips on avoiding void periods and attracting and retaining tenants.

The Event Format

The webinar will be held at a London studio and filmed by a professional crew. There are four expert panellists and a moderator.

Ray Boulger John Charcol – The Independent Mortgage Specialists

Ray Boulger is widely renowned as the guru of the mortgage industry and expert on the housing market. Ray is constantly called upon by the media to provide informed comment on all areas of the market, and is a regular on the BBC, Sky and ITV.
Last year, Ray was voted guru of the year at the Headlinemoney awards by all of the nation’s money and property journalists.

Alan Ward Residential Landlord Association

Alan Ward is the Chairman of the Residential Landlord Association, the leading voice for landlords in England and Wales. The RLA represent over 8,000+ landlords throughout England and Wales covering a combined portfolio in excess of 150,000 properties.
Tom Entwhistle
Tom Entwhistle is the founder of, an on-line community and portal for landlords involved in letting property – novice and experienced alike. It provides free access to information, resources and suppliers of value to residential and commercial landlords, tenants, letting agents, property managers and other property professionals.

James Davis

James Davis has been a residential landlord for over 12 years with an established portfolio and an active long term investor. He was previously Sales Director for First Radio Sales and undertook a successful floatation of AIM listed Campus Media. He is the CEO of, the UK’s largest online lettings agency that maximises the potential of technology and outsourcing to deliver a full range of services offered by traditional high street agents at a fraction of the cost.

Richard Bowser Property Investor News

Richard Bowser is the Editor of the highly regarded magazine ‘Property Investor News’. Since launching the magazine in early 2002 he has been a consistent critic of the practices of ‘get rich quick’ utilised by many property investment companies who exploited naive investors and then went bust leaving their unfortunate customers all too often in acute financial distress. Richard also previously edited the landlord magazine ‘Successful Renting’ for five years and is a regular seminar speaker at many national and regional property events such as the Property Investor Show.

The webinar event will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Landlords can send in their questions to the panel via and via Twitter – – either before the webinar event or during it.
To register your interest, arrange media interviews and to attend the webinar please RSVP to:

Lisa Whiting – Publicite Ltd
[email protected]
Tel: 020 8543 6582 / 07971 420987

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