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#HLS2019 – Free Expert Seminars

#HLS2019 – Free Expert Seminars

Watsons Home & Lifestyle Show 2019 – Hosted by Nathan Humphreys, Head of Residential Management at Watsons, our Expert Seminars are free to attend as drop in sessions and will take place in the auditorium at The Forum, Norwich throughout both the morning and afternoon of show day (Friday 7 June 2019) – Why not come along and support us? Each seminar will run for 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&As. Seminars will be filmed on the day and streamed live on the Watsons Facebook.

These sessions are aimed at anyone interested in the property industry – from the state of the current market, property construction and renovation, development, financial advice, interior design and innovation – and individuals looking to gain insights and advice for their own projects. Plus, if you’re a professional working in practice, why not include these seminars as valuable CPD (Continuous Professional Development) hours?


10am – 10.30am       Ian Harris, Watsons: The State and Future of the Property Market
Ian Harris will share insight current trends of prices and transactions in the market, as well as looking forward to future of how property is transacted.
10.30am – 11am Jessica Turner and Kerry Bath, TGA Interiors: Colouring in Your Home
Step into the world of Interior Styling. Learn how the use of colour schemes can be effective within your home, with this interactive seminar. Explore a variety of home styling techniques which will help to enhance your home.
11am – 11.30am Christian Amos, Archant: Introducing the EDP Local Recall Project
Using the very latest in voice technology, that can be accessed from your own home, Archant are bringing the past and present into the future. Ensuring that almost 150 years of archived history is made more available and not locked in a dusty store.
11.30am – 12pm Matthew Hall – Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers: Inheritance Tax is a Voluntary Tax
Matthew will be speaking about Personal Allowances -The Main Residence Nil Rate Band, Simple ways to mitigate, Business Property Relief – 2-year rule, Pensions as part of IHT planning and Equity Release.




1pm – 1.30pm Mark Bentley, NAEA PropertymarkEstate Agents: Heroes or Villains?
Mark Bentley, President of The National Association of Estate Agents Propertymark, and arguably the country’s most prominent Estate Agent, shares his insight on the property market and opens himself up to audience questions.
1.30pm – 2pm Barry Ellis, TGA Services (UK) Ltd: Safely Managing Your Project – Construction Design Management (CDM)
What are CDM Regulations (2015) and how do they affect me as a duty holder? This seminar will take you through the responsibilities and key factors around CDM compliance, including the construction phased plan, required for keeping everyone safe throughout a construction project.
2pm – 2.30pm Brendan Cawley and Sue Lloyd, Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers: Restrictive Covenants
What to consider when buying and altering your home – A legal briefing explaining what a restrictive covenant is, how you can avoid breaching them and what to do if you do.
2.30pm – 3pm Ray Smith, Senior Partner, Watsons: Property Valuations – The effects of Brexit and how different factors can make a difference to the value of your property.
Ray Smith, Senior Partner at Watsons explores the local and national residential and commercial property markets, talks about the potential effects Brexit is having on these markets and discusses trends that can have an impact on the value of different types of property – from HMO, New Build – Help to Buy, Buy to Let, equity release and lease extensions. Ray will also be discussing retirement living, green technology, EPC, flooding and coastal erosion and how these can have an impact on the value of a property too.


If you’re interested in finding out more about our Home & Lifestyle Show 2019, visit our other blog posts detailing events information and exhibitors appearing on the day.

Please call Watsons Marketing on 01603 751562 or email: if you need any further information.

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