11th Annual Conference of the Accreditation Network UK Sponsored by the Residential Landlords Association
The Evolution in Private Rented Sector Accreditation: New Realities and the Way Forward
The main national conference providing strategic oversight and networking opportunities for those involved in running, developing or thinking about accreditation and its role in improving housing and housing management
Tuesday 17th April 2012 - 9.45am to 4.20pm
Baden Powell House, 65-67 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5JS
Accreditation has been changing quickly. As the private rented sector moves into being a medium term mainstream housing supplier for those unable to buy their own homes (average age of first purchase being 36) there has never been a greater need for accreditation to highlight the good from the bad. At the same time, Local Authorities are under financial pressure and many are cutting back to fund only their statutory services and this has meant many accreditation schemes have been outsourced or closed.
In this era of new realities this one day conference seeks to cover some key themes and questions:
• Is accreditation able to deliver the quality mark that is required by consumers?
• Is it really feasible to develop a national scheme that has robustness and credibility?
• How does the plan to have a cross-London kite mark fit into the accreditation map?
• How can managing agents be included in accreditation?
• Is it possible to make a scheme self funding or is accreditation always going to require some subsidy?
These key questions will inform the agenda with experts and practitioners arguing different points of views, with case examples, to explore and chart the accreditation movements way forward.
The conference provides examples from developments throughout the UK: from well established schemes to those just setting up and from large schemes to smaller niche initiatives.
The day will provide plenty of opportunity for delegate involvement with a choice of workshops and provides an important and active forum for examining where accreditation is of most use and how can it be developed further to meet today's agenda.
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