Future Renting North

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

Future Renting 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 welfare reform, fire safety, property licensing and tax.

Why attend?

As a landlord you face an increasingly hostile environment, with yet more legislation, increased regulation and constantly shifting tenant expectations.

That's why here at Future Renting we're getting together all the experts to help you navigate these turbulent times!

Renowned property expert Kate Faulkner is set to share some insider secrets that could make all the difference to your portfolio!

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.

Our keynote speaker Anne Frost, the most senior Civil Servant for private renting, offers you the chance to get the answers you need on the much-debated issues surrounding longer-term tenancies.

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!

Get in quick, see you there!


Clive Bull

LBC presenter and host of The Property Hour.

Clive's radio career has spanned more than three decades. The Independent hailed Clive as "The Emperor of night-time talk radio" and his unique show was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary. Clive later won a Sony award and was voted Best Talk Show Host at the New York International Radio Festival, in addition to being ranked the top phone-in presenter in a Radio Times survey of the most powerful people in the industry.

Now, having become one of LBC's longest-serving presenters, he is equally at home covering breaking news, debating the state of the nation or assisting listeners with their queries during his show's regular professional advice sessions.

In the long-running feature, The Property Hour, Clive and his panel of experts help to guide callers through all aspects of the mortgage maze and to unravel the complex issues faced by householders, whether they are buyers, sellers, tenants - or indeed, landlords.

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.

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.

Anne FrostMinistry of Housing Communities and Local Government

Before joining the Civil Service, Anne worked in retail management and was an officer in the Royal Air Force. During her early civil service career she held a variety of roles in the East and West Midlands Government Offices including housing, planning, regeneration and transport. On promotion to the Senior Civil Service she joined the Fire Service College as Director of Corporate Services and, for nine months, acting Chief Executive. She later transferred to the Department for Education, where her roles included aspects of teachers’ policy, support for disadvantaged pupils and, most recently, policies to improve the operation of Further Education Colleges.

She joined MHCLG in November 2017.

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Registration, breakfast, networking and exhibition
Welcome - Douglas Haig, RLA Vice Chair
Keynote Address - Anne Frost, Deputy Director PRS, MHCLG
The most senior civil servant implementing the Government’s strategy for private rented housing policy, Anne will outline the Ministry’s work and priorities, before taking your questions.
Tenants in control? Consumer Protection in the PRS - Katrine Sporle, Property Ombudsman, Karen Buck, MP and David Cox, ARLA Propertymark
With the Government committed to ‘rebalancing the relationship between tenants and landlords’ new legislation has been promised to empower tenants as consumers. Our expert panel will discuss plans for landlord redress schemes, the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill, tenant fees ban and agent regulation and a specialist housing court.
How to sleep at night – keeping your tenants safe as houses - Ian Halton, NAPIT
Keeping tenants’ homes safe is a major concern for private landlords, with major obligations surrounding electrical, gas and fire safety. With new MOT style renewals for gas safety certificates introduced this year, 5 yearly electrical checks promised by government and fire safety changes expected post-Grenfell, this session will help landlords keep pace with changing regulations.
Market Prospects – the Future of Your Portfolio - Kate Faulkner, Property Market Analyst & Commentator, Designs on Property
Many factors affect investment decisions for landlords, whether is regulatory reform, tax changes, lending restrictions and local market conditions. Leading property commentator, Kate Faulkner will look at some of the key indicators that could affect your future plans.
Lunch, networking and exhibition
LA Law – the relentless march of local authority property licensing - Richard Tacagni, London Property Licensing
More and more local authorities are choosing to impose local licensing schemes on landlords, and despite needing government approval, schemes are getting bigger. Meanwhile the Government’s extension of mandatory HMO licensing is expected to capture an additional 175,000 homes. Learn what licensing means for you and how to approach applications and consultations.
Law and Disorder? New legislation in the private rented sector - David Smith, RLA Policy Director
Spring saw the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, GDPR, the Homelessness Reduction Act and Banning orders, while autumn brings the extension of mandatory HMO licensing, minimum bedroom sizes and the roll out of s21 restrictions to existing tenancies. Get the latest information on how these changes affect you from one of the UK’s leading housing lawyers.
Building the evidence for change - Dr Tom Simcock, RLA Pearl
As the Government responds to demands for more and more regulation of the private rented sector, it is essential that the sector delivers accurate and evidenced responses. RLA PEARL conducts and commissions the largest and most comprehensive research into landlord and agent opinion and behaviour. Hear how you can be involved and why it’s so important.
Welfare Reform – managing Universal Credit - Sherrelle Collman, Caridon Landlord Solutions
There is an increasing reliance on the private rented sector to provide housing for tenants claiming benefits. However, welfare reforms mean many landlords have turned their back on this part of the market. From alternative payment arrangements to recovering arrears, sanctions to administrative errors, find out how to cope as Universal Credit continues to roll out across the country.
Taxing concerns – mitigating the impact of property tax reform - Sean Hughes, Comprehensive Tax Planning
The Treasury has landlords firmly in sight. The restriction of Mortgage Interest Relief, the SDLT surcharge on additional homes and exclusion of property from the lower rate of Capital Gains Tax require careful planning, while Making Tax Digital will change the way we all maintain our tax records. Hear about the strategies that can be adopted to cope, or better still, thrive in a challenging fiscal environment.
Closing remarks - Clive Bull, LBC & Andrew Dixon, Chief Executive, RLA

Getting There

Sherfield Building

Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ

By Tube

The nearest Underground station is South Kensington, on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.

You can plan your route with the Transport for London journey planner.

From South Kensington Station, the college is only a ten minute walk. Either follow the subway signposted to the museums or walk north up Exhibition Road. The College is next to the Science Museum.

By Bus

South Kensington s is easily accessible by bus. A number of routes pass within easy walking distance of the campus.

Transport for London bus route maps


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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.