Andy Burnham to address RLA’s Future Renting North conference

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will address the Residential Landlords Association’s Future Renting North conference in Manchester next month.

The former cabinet minister and Greater Manchester MP vowed to tackle the housing crisis in the region as one of his key election promises and has also spoken of plans to create a Good Landlord Scheme to ‘better regulate private rented sector landlords’.

He will be the headline speaker as part of a packed programme featuring a range of experts who will address delegates on issues including the Housing and Planning Act, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, welfare reform and tax, with breakout sessions on topics ranging from architectural design to property tech.

Other speakers include the Property Ombudsman, Katrine Sporle, who will deliver a session entitled  “Tenants, or consumers – changing attitudes to private renting” and David Smith, partner at Anthony Gold solicitors and expert on landlord and  tenant law, who will be giving an update on new legislation affecting the PRS.

Representatives from the DWP will also be on hand to talk Universal Credit and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants to discuss their legal challenge to right to rent.

The one-day Future Renting North conference is the second date in the RLA’s new conference programme, which follows on from the success of the Future Renting Wales event in Cardiff last year, which was attended by more than 200 delegates. A third conference will be held in London this autumn.

The conference will be held on April 24 at the Concorde Conference Centre in Manchester, with delegates also given the opportunity to take a free tour of the iconic aircraft.

It will welcome anyone with an interest in private rented housing, from landlords with just one property, to those with larger portfolios, letting agency owners, local authority councillors and officers, journalists, and housing charities.

Early bird tickets are now on sale priced at £45 for members and £60 for non-members, including lunch and refreshments.

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Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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