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The RLA’s next Future Renting Conference takes place tomorrow

The Residential Landlords Association’s (RLA) next Future Renting Conference takes places in London tomorrow.

The one-day conference, which will be held at Imperial College London, starting at 10am, will follow on from successful events in Wales and Manchester.

The conference, at the college’s Kensington campus, will include a packed programme (see below) featuring a range of expert speakers who will address delegates on issues including legislation changes, tax, welfare reform, licensing and fire safety.


There will also be the opportunity to meet other landlords and agents, share your experiences and pick up advice, support and offers from a range of exhibitors.

Among the speakers confirmed are the deputy director the private rented sector in the Ministry of Housing, Anne Frost, property expert Kate Faulkner, Katrine Sporle, Ombudsman at The Property Ombudsman, as well as Dr David Smith, partner at Anthony Gold Solicitors and RLA policy director.

The conference is designed for anyone with an interest in private rented housing, including buy-to-let landlords, letting agency owners, local authority councillors and officers, journalists and housing charities.

Tickets, which are priced at £60 for RLA members and £75 for non-members, including lunch and refreshments, are available to buy here.

Conference schedule: 


Registration, breakfast, networking and exhibition


Welcome - Douglas Haig, RLA Vice Chair


Keynote Address - Anne Frost, Deputy Director PRS, MHCLG


Tenants in control? Consumer Protection in the PRS - Katrine Sporle, Property Ombudsman, Karen Buck, MP and David Cox, ARLA Propertymark


How to sleep at night – keeping your tenants safe as houses - Ian Halton, NAPIT


Market Prospects – the Future of Your Portfolio - Kate Faulkner, Property Market Analyst & Commentator, Designs on Property


Lunch, networking and exhibition


LA Law – the relentless march of local authority property licensing - Richard Tacagni, London Property Licensing


Law and Disorder? New legislation in the private rented sector - David Smith, RLA Policy Director


Building the evidence for change - Dr Tom Simcock, RLA Pearl


Welfare Reform – managing Universal Credit - Sherrelle Collman, Caridon Landlord Solutions


Taxing concerns – mitigating the impact of property tax reform - Sean Hughes, Comprehensive Tax Planning


Closing remarks - Clive Bull, LBC & Andrew Dixon, Chief Executive, RLA

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