Future Renting North

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

If you've been a landlord in Wales over the last five years, chances are you've seen a whole lot of change in the sector. Whether you've altered your approach to the market with your student properties because of the proliferation of large purpose-built student accommodation, grappled with Rent Smart Wales, or re-structured your portfolio in light of the Mortgage Interest Relief changes, being a landlord is certainly not as simple as buying the right property in the right location anymore.

Future Renting Wales will be looking ahead at what sort of Private Rented Sector (PRS) we want in Wales, as opposed to reacting when things are thrown our way. It's your job, as landlords and members of the RLA, to help us shape that. Attend the conference and have your say on the future of renting in Wales.

Why attend?

The conference offers a packed programme featuring a range of expert speakers who will address delegates on issues including Rent Smart Wales, Wales fee ban, Welsh market insights and tax.

Expert Lawyer Dr David Smith will be explaining the traps and pitfalls to avoid as Westminster introduces a whole raft of changes over the next year with welfare reform, tax and energy efficiency set to have a huge impact.

Finally you'll spend the day with a great bunch of your fellow landlords, so you can share your stories and expertise and maybe even come away with an idea that could transform your lettings!

How much does it cost?

RLA Members - £40
Non-Members - £45

Group booking discount - Buy 4 tickets for the price of 3

Includes lunch and refreshments.

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Lucy Owen, BBC Wales

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.

Douglas HaigRLA Vice-Chairman and Director

Douglas is the RLA Vice-Chairman and Director for Wales and also runs a group of companies involved in management, maintenance, sales and lettings of residential and commercial properties covering Wales and parts of England as well as being a landlord himself.

Rebecca EvansAM 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.

David SmithRLA 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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Registration, networking & exhibition
Welcome - Douglas Haig, RLA Director for Wales & Vice Chair and Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing
KEYNOTE - Big announcement coming soon
Being a successful Landlord in an ever-changing market - Paul Shamplina, Landlord Action
Building the evidence for change - Dr Tom Simcock, Senior Researcher, RLA Pearl
Break & exhibition
Tax concerns – mitigating the impact of property tax reform - Sean Hughes, Chartered Tax Advisor, Comprehensive Tax Planning
Change from the North? Lessons from Scottish PRS Reform - John Blackwood, Scottish Association of Landlords
Reforming Housing Justice in Wales - David Smith, RLA Policy Director
Lunch, networking & exhibition
Renting Homes Act - Matthew Hall, Head of Private Sector Housing Reform, Welsh Government
KEYNOTE - Big announcement coming soon
Round up & closing remarks - Lucy Owen and Douglas Haig

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

Jurys 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. Jurys Inn Cardiff will be on your right on Park Place.


If you are interested in exhibiting at Future Renting, please email events@rla.org.uk.

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

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