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NLA London Regional Seminar Sponsored by Edmund Cude
NLA members may have seen in UKL magazine that this meeting had initially been scheduled for 27 February, however due to the availability of the guest speaker, the meeting will now take place on Thursday 7 March.
After the break, Mira Bar-Hillel, Property & Planning Correspondent for The Evening Standard will add her views in our panel discussion.
Nearest tube stations: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus
You can also book your place via the Edmund Cude website.
Please be aware that the Institute of Directors operates a dress policy, smart jeans are permitted however no training shoes or sportswear.
- Shadow Minister for Housing
"The Future of the Private Rented Sector"
The Labour Party are currently leading in national election opinion polls. Jack Dromey will set out his vision for the future of the PRS and describe The Labour Party's thinking on housing policy.
- NLA London Representative
"Un-joined-up Housing Policy - The Impact On London Landlords"
ocal authorities have powers to ban shared housing with Article 4 directions, yet since 2012 Under 35s on benefits have to live in shared accommodation. The social sector needs landlords to house vulnerable tenants, but the welfare cap due to be introduced in 2013 could drive most families on benefits out of London. And why do local authorities like Newham prefer to license landlords rather than use their existing enforcement powers? Richard will set the context for our evening's analysis of current UK housing policy.
- Benefits Operations Manager,
London Borough of Hackney
"Is This The End Of the Line For Benefit Landlords in London?"
What impact are benefit changes having on the choices landlords and tenants are making? With the welfare cap reducing weekly housing benefit to 50p for a family of four in 2013, how many families will have to be decanted from London? Is the benefit landlord's business model sustainable? Jenny, who has sat on the DWP Welfare Reform working party, provides us with a frontline view of the situation in Hackney and shares her predictions.
- Head of Policy,
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
"How To Get Rid Of Rogue Landlords"
The need to drive out rogue and criminal landlords brings together housing charities, local authorities and landlord associations alike. They taint our sector and perpetuate negative sentiment amongst the public. Do existing enforcement powers work and if so why are local authorities like Newham and Liverpool turning to blanket licensing?