In this episode Suzanne Smith explains how the proposed changes within the Renters Reform Bill could affect Supported Living. It is important that both providers and property investors understand the changes to tenancies and grounds for possession. Proposed changes to the responsibilities for superior landlords could have big implications for investing in supported living property , but we discuss a clause property investors could add to leases to protect themselves.

Suzanne Smith is a lawyer turned self-managing landlord with a portfolio of houses in Maidstone, Kent. She came to property investing fairly late when she “retired” as a corporate lawyer at the age of 51, after working for 25 years in senior in-house legal roles for multinational biotech companies.

Suzanne started to share what she was learning as a landlord on her Instagram account, @indie_landlord, with practical reels that also drew on her experience and training as a lawyer. This led to her setting up her blog, The Independent Landlord, in August 2022, which provides reliable, free content on all aspects of being a landlord. It’s grown to be one of the biggest blogs for landlords, with almost 20,000 click throughs on Google each month, and thousands of subscribers to her weekly newsletter. She co-hosts a new weekly podcast called Good Landlording. Suzanne is also an independent member of Propertymark’s disciplinary tribunal.
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Lisa Brown became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realized this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for people with a support need.

Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. 


Lisa is founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events and access to The Supported Living Property Network Conference.

To find out how you can join The Supported Living Property Network please follow this link: ⁠⁠⁠⁠

Lisa has written a free guide for you:

If you are a property investor download this free guide to help you find providers to lease your property: ⁠⁠⁠⁠


If you are a provider who is looking for property to lease then download this free guide to help you find property: ⁠⁠⁠⁠ 

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