Overview

07 Dec, 20219:00 am-3:00 pm
Online Conference
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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 Q&A sessions and panel discussions

 

Online Experience

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic based discussion groups
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • Topic Based Discussion Groups

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
9:00 pm
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

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.

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
Confirmed
Paul Seddon
Paul Seddon
Rogue Landlords Unit Manager
Leeds City Council
Confirmed
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 Manager
Shelter
Confirmed
Katey Flaherty
Katey Flaherty
Manager - Rogue Landlords Checker
Greater London Authority
Confirmed
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

Citizens Advice provide advice and support for tenants in the private rental sector before, during, and after their tenancy. 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
Emer Sheehy
Emer Sheehy
Senior Policy Researcher
Citizens Advice
Confirmed
Amy Hughes
Amy Hughes
Senior Housing Expert
Citizens Advice
Confirmed
2:00 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Julie Barratt
Julie Barratt
President
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
Confirmed
2:15 pm
Conference Close

*programme subject to change

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
Dr Stephen Battersby
Dr Stephen Battersby
Vice President
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
Confirmed

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.