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Private rented sector conference, 5 June, CIH Office, London

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Private rented sector conference, 5 June, CIH Office, London


Published by Anonymous for Chartered Institute of Housing in Housing


About the event

A combination of high house prices and tighter constraints on mortgage lending, coupled with a shortage of social housing, has led to a rapid increase in the number of households living in market rented accommodation. Figures published in the English Housing Survey 2013/2014 show that this now accounts for 18 per cent of the population of England, overtaking the 17 per cent living in social housing. This event will provide delegates with a detailed analysis of the private rented sector, including projections of where it will likely be in future years

With Housing Minister Kris Hopkins calling for a fairer and more flexible private rented sector, experts from across the sector will debate how poor conditions and rising rents can be tackled to improve private rented homes.

There are a number of widely held concerns about the way some parts of the traditional private rented sector currently operate. Organisations thinking of expanding and providing homes in the private rented sector will gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges at this one day conference. Delegates will get questions answered that underpin any decisions to diversify into the private rented sector.

With little access to social housing, the migrant population is one of the largest customer groups of the private rented sector. Experts will examine issues around multiple occupation and rogue landlords and will share ways in which conditions can be improved.

In many countries outside England the private rented sector is more actively regulated. Delegates will learn how mandatory licensing is driving up standards across the PRS sector.. They will hear how to overcome the biggest challenges and what best practice has been developed elsewhere.

Delegates will also learn how they can work to improve the sector and develop it for the future from expert speakers already working within the private rented sector. There will be an opportunity at the end of each session to ask questions and gain credible knowledge to take back to organisations.

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