What is the Social Housing Seminar?

Do you have any interest in social housing?

If the answer is yes, then this event will be for you!

Listen to real speakers who are in property
Learn about every aspect of social housing
Meet exhibitors who are involved in social housing

What To Expect During The Day Of Training

Our MC for the day is Kul Mahay
9:30am – 10:15amRegistration & Networking
10:20am – 10:30amWelcome
10:30am – 11:10amSue Sims – Why Consider Social Housing
11:15am – 11:55amChristine Janaway – Due Diligence
12:00pm – 12:30pmPinder Singh Dhaliwal – How To Insure Your Social Housing Property Correctly
12:35pm – 2:00pmLunch Break & Networking
2:05pm – 2:35pmKarla Wade – Social Housing From an Investor Viewpoint
2:40pm – 3:20pmCraig Beesley – Mortgages and Social Housing
3:25pm – 4:05pmR&R Properties – What a Social Housing Provider Does
4:10pm – 4:30pmTea/Coffee Break & Networking
4:35pm – 5:15pmAdam Lawrence – The Future of Social Housing
5:15pm – 5:45pmSue Sims – How You Can Find Social Housing Providers
5:50pm – 6:00pmPresentations
6:00pm – 7:00pmInformal Networking

What You Will Learn From The Day

Everything you ever wanted to know about social housing will be covered during the day. With social housing under so much scrutiny right now getting it right is absolutely key.

Between them the speakers will give you the nuts and bolts of everything you need to know to decide whether social housing is the business model for you, the landlord

  • Craig Beesley of The Mortgage Consultancy will give a presentation about what you need to know to obtain a mortgage for social housing and why there is a such a small pool of lenders
  • Pinder Singh Dhaliwal, the MD of Falcon Insurance talks about the importance of instructing your broker correctly, so that you have the correct insurance policy in place. DSS tenants are not the same as leasing your house to a social housing provider
  • Christine Janaway shares her experience about the due diligence you need to do when choosing a provider to work with.
  • Adam Lawrence speaks about the big picture and where he sees social housing going in the future.
  • Racine Thomas and Rebecca Parke from R & R Property Services Ltd advise everyone how a reputable and ethical social housing provider works and how they support their clients
  • Karla Wade will talk about how social housing has helped her business expand far more rapidly than she expected
  • Sue Sims gives a run down on how she found social housing, why she started to diversify her portfolio into social housing and how the numbers work. She also shares her tips on how to find social housing providers in your area.

By listening to all of these presentations you will walk away with the nuts and bolts to be able to do the same in your investment area.

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Who’s Speaking?

Kul Mahay

Kul Mahay

Kul is a dynamic and passionate leadership and emotional intelligence specialist, who has spoken on a wide variety of stages from public events through to corporate and public sector leaders.

Kul served for 32 years in the UK police service, of which two thirds were spent at leadership level. In his life as a police leader he has overseen complex and varied departments and commanded critical and major operational scenarios.

He speaks widely on the subject of leadership, EDI and culture. He is a regular contributor to tv, radio and newspaper. Just some of the media he has been featured in include:

  • Channel 5
  • BBC TV
  • BBC radio
  • Okay Magazine
  • Telegraph
  • The Sun

He has recently featured in two episodes of Judge Rinder’s Secrets of the Interrogation Room on the Crime and Investigations Room and was the creator of a police drama on BBC iPlayer called Granite Harbour. Kul also has his own weekly radio show, ‘Unlocking leadership’.

Kul is highly demand for keynote addresses and is the creator of one the most highly accredited public speaking programmes in the UK, ‘Create and Speak’.

Adam Lawrence

Adam Lawrence

Adam’s corporate career was in Wealth Management for boutique investment firms in Switzerland, and also included a role as a cross-business consultant for one of the UK’s top 10 lenders. He also ran a betting syndicate for 5 years between 2006 and 2010.

Adam’s property career started in earnest in 2011 and since then he has been involved in over 550 UK properties, from flats purchased for £23k to portfolios of 91 properties at a time, and everything in between. The goal has been to buy at good value, add value, and then refinance and hold on – there has been some development, and sale, along the way but 90% has been to retain.

Adam has shares in a number of trading business interests focused around property support services and is privileged to work with people who he considers to be amongst the top lettings agents in the country.

Within his group built around a joint-venture model, the balance sheet is approaching £50m in assets, with a loan-to-value under 60%. The central tenets are risk management and sustainable growth in a sector which is crying out for reform, efficiency, and ethical business people.

Sue Sims

Sue Sims

Sue Sims bought her first buy-to-let property at 21 – a shop with a flat over it. She didn’t do much with it for the next 16 years. But then she started investing in more properties, getting more education, meeting more people and going in on some joint ventures.

30 years on and she now has more than 45 properties in and around Birmingham.

Sue, not only runs her portfolio, but she also mentors new investors, has her own lettings agency / HMO management agency Genie Homes (which runs out of her original shop) and is one of the co-founders Partners in Property network community in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Bristol.

Additionally, she has been instrumental in raising the profile of social housing and how it can be part of every investor’s portfolio. Sue’s own portfolio is 50% social housing properties and the rest is a mix of SA, BTL and HMOs.

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Craig Beesley

Craig specialises in helping busy clients with their residential and buy to let mortgage requirements. Having worked with City based and professional clients for many years he understands the need for a hands on approach to minimise the time and hassle required to obtain the finance you need.

He makes getting the right mortgage easy and many clients work with him due to him being an experienced, respected and fully qualified mortgage broker; having a wide range of residential mortgage products to offer.

Christine Janaway

Christine Janaway

Christine is a Fellow of the RICS, with over 30 years’ experience in development, funding, acquisitions and asset management of retail, industrial, office and leisure portfolios to increase value.

She has overseen more than £2bn of property deals transacted. She has been Head of Property for two national Estate Agency chains and Partner in Charge of a 25 strong professional fee earning team for a national commercial consultancy.

Christine has acted as a consultant to plc’s, national charities and international businesses as well as individual investors.

Her current focus is on Social Housing projects including development, acquisition, funding and leasing.

Karla Wade

Karla Wade

Karla Wade is a property developer and investor. She and her husband Meka have been investing in property for the last 8 years.

In that time Karla and Meka have purchased an impressive 28 properties. Most of which are in the West Midlands and North England.

They started out with vanilla buy to lets but over time have explored different strategies including lease options, sourcing, buying through modern method of auction and simply buying on the market properties. After deciding that buying through auction was the strategy that suited them best, they mastered the art of deal analysis and bought with a vengeance even through covid and the struggles of lockdown.

Karla and Meka were able to double their projected profits when they were introduced to social housing and supported living and have been aggressively investing since 2017.

With every investment there is risk but Karla and Meka have been wise with their investments and have looked at all angles to be as risk adverse as possible. Yes they have made mistakes but because of their diligence those mistakes haven’t stopped their buying streak.

Karla’s presentation will cover why she and Meka have decided on social housing as their preferred tenancy type and how this has helped them accelerate the growth of their property business.

Pinder Singh Dhaliwal

Pinder Singh Dhaliwal

Falcon Insurance

Pinder Dhaliwal is the proud owner of Falcon Insurance, a reputable and well-established insurance company specialising in Landlord and Business Insurance. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Pinder has devoted his career to providing comprehensive insurance solutions.

Having witnessed the challenges that Landlords face, Pinder recognised the need for tailored insurance options specifically designed for the social housing sector. Under his astute leadership, Falcon Insurance has emerged as a trusted provider of insurance services, offering comprehensive cover that protects businesses and Landlords and their valuable assets.

As part of his dedication to social housing, Pinder is proud to announce that Falcon Insurance will be sponsoring a highly anticipated social housing event. This event serves as a platform for professionals, organisations, and policymakers to come together, exchange ideas, and work towards sustainable solutions in the housing sector. Through this sponsorship, Pinder aims to contribute to the advancement of affordable housing initiatives and foster collaborations that have a lasting positive impact on communities.

Beyond his role as a business owner, Pinder is deeply invested in making a difference in the lives of others.

Rebecca and Racine from R&R Property

Racine Thomas and Rebecca Parke

R&R Property Services

R&R Property Services Limited began in 2020 when two friends with a burning passion for helping people, decided to put their heads together and attempt to make a difference in the world.

Racine and Rebecca first met when they both worked at a law firm as paralegals in 2019. They found themselves discussing their experiences with homelessness and how working in Birmingham highlighted homelessness so much more. Passing through town to get to work on a daily basis became heartbreaking as it meant walking past several homeless people and feeling helpless to only be able to help them short term, when in reality, they wanted to help long term and change people’s lives.

Racine’s passion comes from becoming homeless at quite an early age herself and faced a lot of trials and tribulations that a lot of homeless people face today. Rebecca has experience of supporting people with mental health first hand and felt she wanted to give back to the community with the knowledge and experience she had gained personally.

The original plan was to acquire rent to rent HMO properties, let them out on a room by room basis and then make enough money to open some form of homeless aid. However, along their journey Rebecca and Racine came across the Supported Accommodation model and realised that this was the avenue for them.

R&R currently have seven HMOs, housing and supporting a total of 31 vulnerable adults to get to the next stage in their lives. They work very closely with an Registered Social Landlord which enables them to give the required support needed to each individual, to a very high standard.

Where Is It?

Bromsgrove Hotel and Spa, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0JB
Delegates will get free parking on registration at reception

Ticket Information

Choose your ticket type

VIP Tickets:

Reserved seats at the front of the room, 3 course lunch with the speakers and access to the full day’s events.

Standard Tickets:

Access to the full day’s events.

What People Have Been Saying About Our Previous Events?

Everything I needed to get started in social housing was in the room. Insights from people working in the industry, top tips from those in the sector and case studies from professionals delivering to the social housing market. Worth every penny I paid for my ticket.
All the information I needed, all in one place! Lots of hoops to jump through and lots of confusing advice on this sector, so it was great to have all of these people in one room, to ask all my questions to. Thank you so much Partners in Property and Sue Sims for making this possible!
Great day, super people, concise and comprehensive information and even a lovely lunch – I couldn’t ask for more. Thank you so much PiP and Sue Sims for another fabulous and common sense event!

VIP Lunch Menu


Smooth chicken liver and mushroom pate. Served with a real ale chutney and hot garlic bread
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Baked flat cap mushrooms filled with sun blush tomatoes and roasted peppers topped with melted Monterey Jack cheddar (v)

Main Course

Breast of chicken with oyster mushrooms, button onions and a fresh herb cream sauce
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Tortellini ricotta served in a white wine and pesto sauce roasted pimentos and tomatoes accompanied by a green leaf salad


Double chocolate teardrop with double cream and chocolate curls

LIVE Event Video Testimonials

Disclaimer and Cancellation Policy

  • • Cancellations made 21 days or more in advance will receive 100% refund
  • • Cancellations made between 20 days and 14 days of the event taking place incur a 50% fee
  • • No refunds will be given for tickets cancelled within 14 days of the event taking place
  • • Bar drinks to be purchased
  • • Onsite car park (free when registering at reception)
  • • Hotel rooms can be booked directly
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