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Future Renting Wales

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

Future Renting Wales is a new, national one day conference for the private rented sector. Private renting in Wales is undergoing massive change. Landlord registration and agent and landlord licensing were fully implemented last year, as part of Rent Smart Wales, while the Renting Homes Act will introduce a standard tenancy contract, new safety and minimum property standards for homes over the next few years.

Why attend?

Hear from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration - responsible for housing policy in Wales - Rebecca Evans AM

Understand more about the operation and future direction of landlord registration and licensing directly from the administering authority, Rent Smart Wales, Anne Rowland.

Learn what the implementation of the Renting Homes Act will mean for you and your rental business from the RLA's legal advisor, RLA Policy Director, David Smith.

Get the latest on how Westminster legislation on tax, energy efficiency and welfare reform are being implemented in Wales, from industry experts.

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

Who should attend Future Renting Wales?

Anyone with an interest in private rented housing. From landlords with just one property, to those with larger portfolios, letting agency owners and staff, Assembly Members and their staff, local authority councillors and staff and housing charities.


Lucy Owen

Lucy is one of the most familiar faces on television in Wales.

An experienced and accomplished broadcaster, she presents BBC Wales' flagship news programme 'Wales Today' and the popular consumer programme 'X-Ray'. She also presents her own programme on BBC Radio Wales.

Lucy has been presenting news programmes for twenty years, covering major stories and events. She began her career at HTV Wales, also presenting ITV network news, before moving to BBC Wales eight years ago.

Fronting 'X-Ray', Lucy knows all about fighting for consumer rights, tracking down rogues who are ripping people off and getting results for viewers who have had a raw deal. She also fronted an 'X-Ray' special on health and fitness.

The programme 'Lucy Owen Working Mum' documented Lucy's personal struggle to balance work commitments with being a good mum to her seven year old son Gabriel. She spoke to other working mums to find out how they try and strike the balance. The programme received a huge response from women in Wales, striking a chord with families right across the country.

Lucy is married to broadcaster Rhodri Owen. He is a very familiar face to viewers on S4C too, as one of the main presenters of 'Heno' and 'Prynhawn Da'.

When she's not working, Lucy loves spending time with family and friends. It doesn't get much better than being on a beautiful Welsh beach with her boys. She's loves sports like swimming, water-skiing and paddle-boarding, but likes to find warm seas to enjoy them!

Speaker spotlight

Rebecca Evans AM Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Rebecca was first elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2011 to represent the region of Mid and West Wales. Rebecca was invited to become the youngest member of the Welsh Government in July 2014 when she was appointed Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, and since May 2016 she has served as Minister for Social Services and Public Health. In November 2017 Rebecca was appointed to the role of Minister for Housing and Regeneration.

Anne RowlandEnvironmental Health
Enforcement Officer

Anne is an Environmental Health Enforcement Officer with over 10 years' experience in the field inspecting rental properties and enforcing standards of repair. She worked within the Welsh Government on implementation of Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and now manages the licensing team within Rent Smart Wales.

David Smith RLA Policy Director

David Smith is a specialist in residential landlord and tenant law.

He advises landlords and agents in this field with a particular focus on changes in the law. He is well known for his work on tenancy deposit protection, houses in multiple occupation and consumer protection legislation.

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Future Renting Wales
Hosted by RLA Cymru
Seminar schedule

9.00 am
9.45 am
Welcome from Cardiff City Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff City Council
9.50 am
Setting the scene - Douglas Haig, RLA Vice Chair and Director for Wales
10.00 am
KEYNOTE: Implementing the Renting Homes Act - David Smith, RLA Policy Director
10.30 am
Agent Fee Ban Wales - Angela Davey, Head of Lettings, Peter Alan
10.45 am
Avoiding Tenancy Deposit Disputes - John King, TDS
11.05 am
Break & Exhibition
11.30 am
KEYNOTE: Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration
12 noon
Planning Reforms and HMOs - Charles Mynors, Law Commission
12:15 pm
Latest Wales Housing Market Data - Tom Simcock, Senior Researcher, RLA PEARL
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
KEYNOTE: Rent Smart Wales - Anne Rowland, Rent Smart Wales
2:10 pm
Delivering Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards - David Richards, City Energy
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
Panel discussion Future Renting Wales
Rhianon Passmore AM, Labour Assembly Member for Islwyn
Jocelyn Davies, Plaid Cymru, former Deputy Minister for Housing
Cllr Adrian Robson, Conservative Group Leader, Cardiff City Council
3:30 pm
Welfare reform - Leah Whitty, Welfare Reform Manager Cardiff City Council
3:45 pm
KEYNOTE: Taxation - Gordon Fox, PKF Francis Clark
4:15 pm
Making Tax Digital update - John Stewart, RLA Policy Manager
4:30 pm
Round up and closing remarks - Lucy Owen and Douglas Haig
4:45 pm

Getting There

Jury's Inn

1 Park Pl, Cardiff, CF10 3UD

Tel: 0161 774 2983

Email: jurysinncardiff@jurysinns.com

By car

Head west on A4161 and continue to follow. Turn left onto Kingsway, continue left onto Greyfriars Rd and then turn right onto Park Place. Take a left before Bellini's into the car park.

By foot

Jury's Inn Cardiff is a 5 minute walk from Cardiff Queen Street station. When leaving the station, take a right on Station Terrace, turn left onto Queen Street and then turn right onto Park Place. Jury's Inn Cardiff will be on your right on Park Place.

Future Renting Wales