Make a date for pop-up property show

Anyone seeking information or advice on any aspect of the property world should make a beeline for a brand new event this spring.

The inaugural Property Information Show is being held at historic Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday, March 5.

The event – running from 10am to 4pm – is open to the public and entry is absolutely free.

It is being organised by Portsmouth Property Association (PPA), the ‘voice of property’ in the city and member firms and others will be on hand to offer comprehensive help and expert advice on all property matters.

The PPA is an umbrella organisation with membership numbering around 150 industry professionals in a single recognised body.

Organiser John Blake, of legal firm Warner Goodman LLP, said: “This really is a one-stop shop covering all aspects of the property world.

“If you are going to have anything to do with property in 2016 you ought to get along. It is an ideal place for research and advice.

“It is unlikely that you would be able to make contact with so many industry professionals in such a short space of time anywhere else.”

John added: “The industry is ever-changing and laws and regulations are often updated – so this show is also hugely relevant to people who consider themselves experienced in property matters, such as private landlords and people intending to buy and let a property.”

The show, sponsored by The Portsmouth News and supported by Radian Housing, Portsmouth City Council and local developers, will include latest news on housing associations, help-to-buy schemes, HMOs, rent licences and the property market in general.

Professions represented at the Guildhall venue will include estate agents, ‘help to buy’, letting agents, surveyors, housing associations, solicitors, auctioneers, accountants, mortgage and insurance brokers, property managers and search agents.

The show will be arranged as a series of stalls with the industry professionals on hand for one-to-one chats with attendees.

There will also be a charity aspect with Portsmouth charity Central Point – a day centre in Kingston Road providing advice and support for homeless people – set to benefit from donations and offers of practical help.