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Are you ready to operate successfully in the private rental market of the future?

Future Renting North is a national one day conference for the private rented sector hosted by the RLA. The conference offers a packed programme featuring a range of expert speakers who will address delegates on issues including the Housing and Planning Act, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, tax and licensing schemes. Delegates will also be able to reserve a tour on board the world's most iconic plane, Concorde.

Why attend?

Hear from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Get the latest on how Westminster legislation on tax, energy efficiency and welfare reform are being implemented

Meet other landlords and agents, share your experience and pick up advice, support and offers from a range of exhibitors

Take a tour on-board Concorde and marvel at its unique aviation engineering


Louise Minchin

Louise presents BBC Breakfast, the UK's most watched breakfast programme. She is also a guest presenter for The One Show, and has presented Real Rescues, Missing and Crime and Punishment.

As well as presenting BBC Breakfast, Louise has been a main anchor for the BBC News Channel since 2003. She's also a regular presenter of the BBC News at One and has covered the main news stories of the last decade, both domestic and international.

Andy BurnhamMayor of Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham was elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017. Prior to this Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy has held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, before returning to Health as Secretary of State in 2009. In opposition, Andy has served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary.

Kate FaulknerProperty Expert

Kate Faulkner is one of the UK's leading property experts. On a monthly basis, Kate analyses what's happening to the economy, property prices and rents, and the impact this has on consumers and indeed the industry.

Kate regularly features on national and local TV, radio and newspapers giving her thoughts on the market, housing policy and carries out one to one advice on a consultancy basis for the industry and the general public.

Katrine SporleThe Property Ombudsman

Katrine Sporle CBE took up her current post as The Property Ombudsman on 1st November 2015.

Previously, Katrine Sporle was Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate for England and Wales (2003-2011), which involved being responsible for all aspects of the Government Executive Agency, 1000 members of staff and a £60m budget.

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Exhibition and Refreshments
Welcome and Introduction - Douglas Haig, RLA Vice Chair
New for 2018 - an essential update on legislation changes introduced this year - David Smith, RLA, Kate Faulkner, Property Market Analyst, David Richards, City Energy
2018 sees a raft of new legislation introduced, affecting private renting. From Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and Banning Orders, to GDPR and minimum room sizes for HMOs, our expert panel will outline essential information landlord and agents need to know to navigate the ever more complicated world of the private rented sector.
Right to Rent - John Stewart, RLA Policy Manager
New rules requiring landlords to check the immigration status of all occupiers of a property are making more difficult for landlords and tenants alike. Find out why a legal challenge has been mounted and how to avoid discrimination when letting your property.
The Future of Renting through Technology - Adam Hosker, Big data and AI specialist
Lunch, Exhibition and Concorde Tours
Universal Credit - The Department for Work and Pensions (Workshop)
The Department for Work and Pensions will provide an overview of Universal Credit, discuss recent changes and answer your questions.
Keynote - Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
Andy Burnham put housing and homelessness at the heart of his campaign to become Mayor of Greater Manchester. After almost a year in post, he will outline how the new metro mayors intend using their power and influence to tackle the housing crisis and what part private renting has top play.
Making Tax Digital - Claire Williams, HMRC
Landlords are now seeing the effect of mortgage interest relief in their tax returns, while the 3% stamp duty excess on additional homes is strangling investment. While every landlordís personal circumstances differ, there is a range of approaches to mitigate the worst effects of recent tax reforms.
Market Insight - Dr Tom Simcock, RLA Senior Research Officer
Good information is essential when making investment decisions and sound evidence essential when trying to influence policy. The RLAís Senior Researcher, Tom Simcock, will look at how market trends, demographics and policy changes affect property investment.
Break and Exhibition
Tenants or Consumers - changing attitudes to private renting - Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman, Tim Douglas, ARLA Propertymark and Michael Morgan, TDS
Increasingly, the Government wants tenants treated as consumers, with a range of new proposals to help tenants exercise their rights. The banning of fees paid by tenants, limited deposits and a new fitness standard are on the way, while redress scheme membership, a single housing ombudsman and new housing court or tribunal system could soon follow.
Fire Safety After Grenfell - Merseyside Fire and Rescue
Last yearís Grenfell Tower tragedy not only highlighted shortcomings in building materials testing, but also a lack of rigour in wider fire safety measures across both social housing and privately owned high rise blocks. We look ahead to what changes in building regulations and fire safety requirements we can expect the Hackitt Inquiry reports its findings, and how to ensure tenants are safe in their home.
Closing Remarks - Douglas Haig, RLA Vice Chair
Drinks Reception and Concorde Tours

Getting There

Concorde Conference Centre

The Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ

Phone: 0161 489 3932

By Car

From the M56, leave at Junction 6 and follow the A538 to Wilmslow. After approximately 500 metres take a left turn down Sunbank Lane (opposite DHL). At the T-junction turn right onto Wilmslow Old Road and follow the road to the Runway Visitor Park gates.

Parking is free for all conference delegates. Please validate your parking token at the reception desk during the day.

By Train

Manchester Airport train station is less than 3 miles away. The 200 bus currently runs an hourly service to the Runway Visitor Park. For exact times please contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233. Alternatively, the Concorde Conference Centre is a short taxi ride away.


If you are interested in exhibiting at Future Renting North, please email

Upon receipt one of our team will contact you to discuss the available options.

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