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Northern Private Sector Housing Conference

June 14, 2018

City of York Council, 9 July 2018

Changes first introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 with further provisions progressively coming into force, give additional powers to local authorities to help support vulnerable tenants and help rid the Private Rented Sector of bad landlords – powers such as Banning Orders, extending Rent Repayment Orders, a Rogue Landlord Database and Civil Penalties as an alternative to prosecution.

These powers have significantly increased the sanctions that can be imposed. Recovery of penalties can also boost the resources available within a local authority to pursue substandard housing and call rogue landlords to account. It is essential therefore that local authorities grasp these new powers with both hands and include them as part of the enforcement toolbox.

Building on the success of previous housing conferences, RHE with the support of City of York Council, are delighted to offer this PRS focused event. It aims to provide strategic and operational support for attendees on the range of new enforcement powers as will consider some of the further changes that are likely to affect the housing landscape.

The programme includes plenty of time for questions and discussions and delegates will have the opportunity to raise any issues they might be encountering in their region.

Click here to see the programme and to book.