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The Skainos Centre
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00

Housing Rights’ annual one day conference on the private rented sector will this year focus on the potential for government, key stakeholders and tenants to rise to the challenges facing an increasingly relied upon sector.

Whilst the growth of the private rented sector has also seen a change in the demographic of people who live there, there has been a recent welcome focus on the difficulties facing low income households who now rent privately.

Housing Rights is delighted that Dr Julie Rugg from the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York will deliver a keynote address at the conference. Dr Rugg’s work, co-authored with David Rhodes and recently published by the Nationwide Foundation examines a decade’s worth of changes to the private rented sector in England and assesses the impact these reforms have had on low income households.

Chaired by Professor Paddy Gray, the conference will unpack issues around private rented sector access including a focus on housing supply and letting fees. The afternoon session will examine how tenancies can be sustained, particularly in the context of welfare reform. Delegates will hear from speakers including John Blackwood, Scottish Landlords Association as well as academics involved in a CACHE Exemplar Research project on ‘Generation Rent’.

Early bird discount available until 26 October!


  • Dr Julie Rugg, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York
  • John Blackwood, Scottish Landlords Association
  • Senior representative, Department for Communities
  • Lisa Wilson, NERI
  • Gavin Elliott, Threshold

Who should attend? 

  • housing professionals
  • landlords
  • letting agents
  • politicians and policy makers
  • tenants
  • environmental health officers
  • housing academics


Housing Rights recognises the important role that people renting privately can play in shaping the sector they live in and are keen to have their input to our conference.  We are delighted to announce a limited number of bursaries for private tenants to attend the event free of charge.  These bursaries are kindly provided by our headline sponsor TDS NI.  If you are a private tenant interested in attending please email claire@housingrights.org.uk by the 31 October to register your interest.

Many thanks to TDS NI for sponsoring the event and providing bursaries

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