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Housing Minister to tell landlords about rental reform - maybe...

The National Residential Landlords Association says housing minister Andrew Stephenson will give a key-note address at its annual conference.

The only problem is, with another Tory leadership race underway, the new Prime Minister to be elected this week will almost certainly replace Stephenson in the traditional government reshuffle.

If he does cling on, Stephenson will give landlord delegates an update on the long standing pledge by government to reform the private rented sector.  


Hosted by BBC Radio Four broadcaster, Moneybox presenter Paul Lewis, the Landlord Conference takes place at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Tuesday November 15 - three weeks after a new PM takes over.

Also at the event, a barrister at Landmark Chambers - Justin Bates - will examine housing law reform while David Smith, partner at JMW Solicitors, will deliver an  update for landlords on housing law and legislation change. 

With government proposals for rental properties to have an EPC rating of C or above by 2025 (for new tenancies) and 2028 (for existing tenancies), energy efficiency also features heavily on the conference agenda. 

Delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about upcoming energy efficiency requirements for rental properties, from both political and legal perspectives.

Speakers on this topic include Derek Horrocks of the National Insulation Association, Jonathon Werran, CEO of think tank Localis and Russell Smith, MD of Retrofit Works. 

There will also be a panel discussion and Q&A on this topic, with 'shock jock' contrarian Russell Quirk. 

The event is run by the National Residential Landlords Association in partnership with Landlord Law. 

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    Should be interesting, we MAY learn more… then again it may all change again when Rishi hits the pavement.

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    I've been told recently by an EPC accessor that it has now been changed to 2025 for ALL private rented properties, this article states 2028 for excising tenanted properties, the green mortgage article above states 2030, so who's correct? do we know ? what a farce


    If that is true then my tenants have even less time before they are evicted.


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