Overview

07 Dec, 20219:00 am-3:30 pm

The 6th Annual Tackling Rogue Landlords Forum will explore the next steps for Local Authorities to effectively tackle rogue and criminal landlords. This event will cover effective strategies for enforcement against rogue landlords to improve housing quality and tackle organised crime, the role that a national landlords register could play, and case study examples of best practice in the sector.

The 6th Annual Tackling Rogue Landlords Forum will explore the next steps for Local Authorities to effectively tackle rogue and criminal landlords. This event will cover effective strategies for enforcement against rogue landlords to improve housing quality and tackle organised crime, the role that a national landlords register could play, and case study examples of best practice in the sector.

 

 

What to expect:

  • Practical guidance to improve your enforcement activities to improve housing quality, address harassment and organised crime
  • Outlining the impact of the PRS White Paper on enforcement against rogue and criminal landlords
  • Assessing the role that the proposed national landlords register could play in the future of enforcement against rogue landlords
  • Best practice guidance on implementing and enforcing licensing schemes
  • Ask your questions and engage with other attendees in face-to-face Q&A sessions and panel discussions

 

In Addition to the In Person Event: An Additional Interactive Platform and On Demand Sessions

Your ticket also gives you access to our Forum online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, engage in discussion boards and access exclusive On Demand sessions.

Key Speakers

Matt Abbott photo
Matt Abbott
Head of Private Rented Sector
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Debi Waite photo
Debi Waite
Private Rented Sector Enforcement - Leasehold and Private Renting Directorate
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Gavin Dick photo
Gavin Dick
Local Authority Policy Officer
National Landlords Association
Julie Barratt photo
Julie Barratt
President
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

Other Speakers

Katey Flaherty photo
Katey Flaherty
Manager - Rogue Landlords Checker
Greater London Authority

Agenda

  • Live Sessions
  • On Demand
8:45 pm
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Julie Barratt
Julie Barratt
President
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
Confirmed
9:45 am
Back in the Room Icebreakers

With live events back, we will be kicking off the Forum with interactive icebreakers.

 

This session will allow you to get to know colleagues from across the sector and explore your key learning objectives for the day.

 

Expect lots of interaction and an opportunity to restart your face-to-face networking experience.

10:00 am
MHCLG Keynote: The Future of the Private Rental Sector

This session will discuss the PRS White Paper, and it’s impact on strategies for tackling rogue landlords.

 

Matt Abbott
Matt Abbott
Head of Private Rented Sector
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Confirmed
Debi Waite
Debi Waite
Private Rented Sector Enforcement - Leasehold and Private Renting Directorate
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Confirmed
10:30 am
Case Study: Tackling Rogue Landlords to Tackle Organised Crime

Leeds City Council’s Rogue Landlords Unit works with other agencies throughout Leeds to target properties associated with organised crime groups. This session will cover:

 

  • How tackling rogue landlords relates to tackling organised crime, including human trafficking, the drugs trade, and terrorism
  • Best practice for developing a “win-win” system for information sharing that benefits all services involved
  • Examples highlighting the impact this approach has had on organised crime and rogue landlords in Leeds
Mark Ireland
Mark Ireland
Head of Private Sector Housing
Leeds City Council
Invited
Paul Seddon
Paul Seddon
Rogue Landlords Unit Manager
Leeds City Council
Invited
11:00 am
Networking Break and Refreshments
11:20 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: The Role of the National Landlords Register in the Future of Enforcement

Plans for a national registration scheme for private landlords are expected to be announced in the upcoming White Paper on PRS reform. This session will examine how a national register should be implemented, including:

 

  • How a national register would fit into existing licensing and enforcement frameworks, and the rogue landlords register
  • Who would be responsible for maintaining the register and its enforcement
  • The role a national register would play in implementing a framework for proactive enforcement against rogue landlords

 

Ruth Ehrlich
Ruth Ehrlich
Policy Officer
Shelter
Confirmed
Rebecca Bicocchi
Rebecca Bicocchi
Senior Project Officer in the Private Rented Sector Team
Greater London Authority
Invited
Timothy Douglas
Timothy Douglas
Policy & Campaigns Manager
ARLA Propertymark
Invited
12:00 pm
NRLA Keynote: Improving the Enforcement Environment to Improve the Quality of Private Rental Properties
  • Discussing how improving enforcement would drive improved standards in private rental properties and address criminal landlords
  • Sharing how to create an environment where landlords don’t fear inspections in order to improve the overall quality of private rental properties
  • Highlighting how under-utilised Civil Penalty Powers can be used by local authorities to tackle rogue landlords while raising funds that can be re-invested in enforcement regimes
Gavin Dick
Gavin Dick
Local Authority Policy Officer
National Landlords Association
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Networking Lunch
1:30 pm
Covid-19 Review: Furlough, Eviction Bans, and Criminal Landlords

Safer Renting supports tenants who are victimised by criminal landlords by providing specialist advice, advocacy and support. This session will explore the impact of Covid-19 on tenants, including:

 

  • How the end of the eviction ban and furlough scheme impacted tenants
  • Outlining how the kinds of support sought by tenants evolved throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and as lockdown eased
  • Sharing best practice for supporting the victims of rogue landlords in your local authority
Roz Spencer
Roz Spencer
Head of Service - Safer Renting
Cambridge House
Invited
2:00 pm
Case Study: Building a Workforce to Tackle Rogue Landlords

The Greater London Authority have partnered with Middlesex University London to develop a course to train Local Authority staff in PRS enforcement. This session will cover:

 

  • Why Local Authorities struggle to recruit staff who are qualified to carry out inspections and PRS enforcement
  • How to develop a programme of training and CPD to ensure your Local Authority’s workforce are equipped to enforce PRS regulations
  • The impact in terms of PRS housing quality of having a well trained workforce who are able to identify issues with properties
Rebecca Bicocchi
Rebecca Bicocchi
Senior Project Officer in the Private Rented Sector Team
Greater London Authority
Invited
2:30 pm
Networking Break and Refreshments
Case Study: The Impact of Licensing & Street Surveys in Hammersmith & Fulham

Hammersmith & Fulham Council have implemented both mandatory and selective licensing schemes for private landlords, supported by analysis of anti-social behaviour to identify where selective licensing was necessary. This session will cover:

 

  • Best practice for implementing a comprehensive licensing scheme
  • How to apply “the Simplex method” to identify areas that would benefit from selective licensing
  • How the licensing schemes have improved the PRS in Hammersmith & Fulham

 

Lyn Garner
Lyn Garner
Assistant Director – Regeneration and Housing Strategy
Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Invited
3:30 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Julie Barratt
Julie Barratt
President
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
Confirmed
3:40 pm
Conference Close

*programme subject to change

Case Study: Developing an Outstanding Licensing Scheme to Enhance Enforcement Action

In January 2020, Great Yarmouth Borough Council introduced proactive inspections of licensed rental properties. This session will discuss:

 

  • How routine inspections have driven improvements in the quality of private rented housing
  • Best practice for implementing an inspections regime alongside a selective licensing
  • How Great Yarmouth have continued to identify where selective licensing and inspections are required
James Wilson
James Wilson
Head of Environmental Services
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Invited
Empowering Tenants to Raise Housing Standards
  • Highlighting the safety implications of substandard living conditions
  • Sharing best practice for a multi-agency approach to housing safety
  • Examining the role of local authorities in taking a proactive approach to tackling hazards in housing
Ross Matthewman
Ross Matthewman
Head of Policy & Campaigns
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
Invited

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for the Housing and Voluntary sector. Typical job titles will include:

  • Directors of Housing and Environment
  • Enforcement and Planning Officers
  • Heads of Housing Services
  • Directors of Regulation and Enforcement
  • Neighbourhood Planning Officers
  • Heads of Planning and Development
  • Heads of Service
  • Community Protection Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • Directors of Public Health
  • Environmental and Health Officers
  • Service Managers
  • Heads of Private Sector Housing
  • Directors of Safeguarding
This Forum is also open to the Private Sectors to encourage networking and debate.

Pricing

  • Public Sector
    £395.00 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    £325.00+ VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    £275.00+ VAT
  • Private Sector
    £595.00 + VAT