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Future Renting Wales: Head of SAL John Blackwood confirmed to speak at Future Renting Wales conference

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The Chief Executive of the Scottish Landlords Association (SAL) John Blackwood will address delegates at our Future Renting Wales conference next month.

With 20% of all households in Wales expected to be in the private rented sector by the year 2031, John will address delegates on some of the policies that have already been rolled out in Scotland, and that could be introduced in Wales.

This includes a discussion of the Tenant Fees Ban, which was introduced in Scotland six years ago and began its passage into law in Wales in June.

John will also be discussing other policies that are already in place in Scotland that could potentially be introduced in Wales, including a different housing justice system and tougher electrical safety standards.

John has more than 20 years of experience working in the private rented sector, and he is highly regarded and widely recognized as one of the foremost experts of all aspects of the private rented Sector in Scotland.

He represents SAL on a number of Scottish Government committees working to inform and influence housing policy.

Future Renting Wales is the national one day conference hosted by the RLA. The conference, which is taking place in Cardiff on the 29th November, will be hosted by BBC Wales favorite Lucy Owen, with a big political heavyweight key note speaker to be announced.

Also confirmed to speak at the conference will be expert lawyer Dr David Smith, who explaining the traps and pitfalls to avoid as Westminster introduces a raft of changes over the next year, and a representative from the Welsh Government will give a talk on Rent Smart Wales and the Renting Homes Act.

Douglas Haig, RLA Director for Wales will be comparing the event and also speaking at the conference. Douglas said:

“More than 200 landlords attended last year’s conference, with feedback overwhelmingly positive.

“The legislative landscape is ever-changing, and it is vital that all residential landlords keep themselves up-to-date, armed with the knowledge they need to continue to run successful businesses in the PRS of the future.”

Book your early bird ticket to Future Renting Wales, at £30 for RLA members and £35 for non-members.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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