Tackling Rogue Landlords & Preventing Overcrowded Housing

Confirmed speakers:

  • Karen Buck MP, Vice Chair, APPG for the Private Rented Sector
  • David Smith, Policy Director, Residential Landlords Association
  • Russell Moffatt, Service Manager, Private Housing & Environmental Health, London Borough of Newham
  • Ben Reeve-Lewis, Director, Easy Law Training; Pilot Project Consultant, Safer Renting
  • Vicky Pearlman, Policy Officer, Shelter
  • Ian Wright, Environmental Health Service Manager, Oxford City Council
  • Richard Tacagni, Managing Director, London Property Licensing
  • Cllr Ric Pallister OBE, Leader, South Somerset District Council (event chair)


The Housing & Planning Act 2016 introduced a number of new powers for local authorities to tackle rogue landlords. Many of these powers, including the power to levy fines of up to £30,000 and apply rent repayment orders, came into effect in April 2017. The Government is also set to announce its response to consultations on introducing a new system of 'banning orders' and the extension of mandatory licensing to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Join Westminster Briefing on 28th September for an up to date brief on applying the new Housing & Planning Act powers, regulating HMOs and future policy developments that will affect the regulation of the private rented sector.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Using Housing & Planning Act powers to tackle rogue landlords
  • Identifying when to employ fines or rent repayment orders
  • Generating income from private sector housing enforcement
  • Other useful tools for tackling rogue landlords
  • Building positive relationships with local landlords & raising awareness of good practice
  • Preventing overcrowding in Houses in Multiple Occupation
  • Using licensing powers effectively
  • Identifying instances of overcrowding & encouraging community reporting
  • Future policy developments

The Event:

The morning session will look at how new powers introduced in the Housing & Planning Act can be implemented and other tools used to tackle rogue landlords.

The afternoon will examine current best practice in regulating HMOs and preventing overcrowding, as well as future policy developments impacting the regulation of housing in the private rented sector.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in tacking rogue landlords and preventing overcrowded housing, including: local authorities; landlords; representative groups & solicitors.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: dominic.leigh@dodsgroup.com

Thursday 28th September 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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