Landlords from across South Wales received advice and support as part of the bi-monthly Gwent Landlord Forum.

The event, held by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien, Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors and Lettings agency SerenLiving, took place at the Parkway Hotel.

Three guest speakers gave informative presentations to a packed out room, where landlords and potential landlords were informed of the ins and outs of managing a tenant's water and the importance of protecting tenant deposits.

Samantha Strong, of Rubin Lewis O’Brien, welcomed guests and announced the firm's agreement to exit from the Quality Solicitors network, reaffirming its complete independence.

Gareth Williams, of D?r Cymru Welsh Water, discussed the water regulations and how they affect landlords, the affordability schemes and tariffs available to their tenants and the important points of contact available to landlords.

Christopher Leonard, from The Deposit Protection Service, spoke about the legal requirements of protecting a deposit as well as the process of disputes.

Ed Gooderham, director of Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, said: “It’s great to see the forum grow from strength to strength. Our main aim is to provide local landlords with as much information and support as possible, and we really feel that attendees benefit from the events.”

The next Gwent Landlord Forum will take place at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran on Wednesday March 29.

For more information, contact Rubin Lewis O’Brien, Green & Co or SerenLiving. Alternatively, landlords and those with an interest in the buy-to-let market can follow @GwentLandlord on Twitter.