More than 200 people attended the RLA’s first Future Renting Wales conference today, with Rebecca Evans AM telling landlords – we need your help.
The Welsh Minister for Housing and Regeneration said the government needs the country’s landlords to help meet the ‘considerable challenges’ ahead, to ensure that every citizen in Wales has good quality secure housing.
She told the conference: “The most vulnerable people need the best landlords” and said the government will be working with local authorities and its partners to find the 4,000 landlords who are yet to comply with Rent Smart Wales.
The conference, the first of its kind organised by the RLA, welcomed a wide range of experts on issues as diverse as tax, licensing, energy, research and technology – with speakers also taking questions from the floor.
Douglas Haig, RLA Director for Wales said: “It was fantastic to see the level of engagement from so many landlords looking to do the right thing and continue to provide good quality housing for a broad range of people.
“It was also very positive to hear the Minister appreciates the importance of the PRS and we are look forward to working with her to come up with solutions to the challenges faced by the sector.
“I am looking forward to next year already.”
Following the success of the conference in Cardiff the RLA will be holding similar events next year in both London and Manchester.