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028 9024 5640: Housing & Debt Helpline for Northern Ireland

Skainos Centre Belfast
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:00
6.0hrs CPD

Housing Rights’ annual private rented sector conference will be held on Wednesday 20th November, in the Skainos Centre, Belfast. The event is kindly sponsored by TDS NI

With the role of the sector taking on increasing importance in meeting housing need, this year’s conference has a bumper programme and will unpack key issues including:

  • Dispute resolution, including the role for mediation
  • Improving regulation and enforcement with a focus on the emergence of Air BnB and an update on the new HMO regime
  • Learning from landlords and tenants including a focus on; the experiences of older tenants, the views of private landlords and the work to involve tenants in policy decisions.
  • Looking ahead to how the sector can meet the challenges presented by welfare reform.

A host of expert speakers will join us to look at best practice and what we can learn from other jurisdictions. Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Dr Jennifer Harris, University of Bristol
  • Dr Kim McKee, University of Stirling
  • Dr Steve Rolfe, University of Stirling
  • Dr Lorcan Sirr, Technological University Dublin
  • Kevin Bloomfield, Belfast City Council
  • Karly Greene, NIHE
  • Residential Tenancies Board Ireland

Bursaries Available

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 have a number of bursaries available this year thanks to our sponsors at the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. If you are a private tenant interested in attending please email to register your interest.

For enquiries and to avail of a bursary, please e-mail taryn@housingrights.org.uk

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Legislation, Regulation, Private Tenancies, Practical tips, Welfare Reform, Policy, Affordability

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