Fire and electrical safety is to be the subject of the first meeting of the new season of the Gwent Landlord Forum later this month.

The free event, sponsored by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien and Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, will be held on Tuesday. September 26 at the Parkway Hotel in Llantarnam, Cwmbran.

It will kick off the third year of forums aimed at educating landlords from across Newport and Gwent.

The format will continue on a guest speaker format, with September’s forum covering the tragic events regarding Grenfell Tower.

The speakers, who will be from South Wales Fire and Rescue as well as Electrical Safety’ First, will discuss how landlords can ensure their properties are compliant and safe, as well as what measures need to be implemented if they currently fall foul of regulation.

Ed Gooderham, director of Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, said: “In the wake of tragic events in London, it is vital that we educate local landlords on the importance of compliance with safety regulations. Our main aim is to provide local landlords with as much information and support as possible, and from feedback we have received from our attendees we know that they really benefit from the events.”

Managing partner at Rubin Lewis O’Brien Sam George said: “This is an opportunity to hear from the experts about potential dangers in your properties and ask the all important questions to put your mind at rest. Our continued partnership with Green & Co gives us a wide range of professional expertise and experience to help you with your Buy to Let property portfolios.”

The event will start at 6pm and is due to finish by 8.30pm.