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Minister to address Future Renting Wales conference

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Government Minister Justin Tomlinson MP will address the Residential Landlord Association’s (RLA) Future Renting Wales conference next week.

The Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, will be sharing his insights into the future of the private rented sector in a keynote speech at the event on November 29th, with Welsh Housing Minister Rebecca Evans also due to address the conference, promising a major announcement for landlords.

The RLA’s future renting conferences have welcomed hundreds of landlords and property professionals through their doors over the last 12 months, with Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham using the RLA’s Manchester conference to exclusively announce controversial plans to buy up homes from rogue landlords.

Justin Tomlinson, whose portfolio includes financial support for housing and Universal Credit, heads a stellar line-up of respected industry experts who will address the conference in Cardiff on everything from Rent Smart Wales and the tenant fee ban to Brexit.

Speakers include television personality and founder of Landlord Action Paul Shamplina and expert lawyer Dr David Smith, with the event hosted for the second year running, by BBC Wales favourite Lucy Owen.

The private rented sector in Wales is growing, with 20% of all homes in Wales expected to be rented privately by 2020.

And with swathes of new legislation coming in there is no better time for landlords to make sure they are ahead of the game and fully equipped for the challenges up ahead.

The conference will be held at Jury’s Inn, Cardiff next Thursday, November 29th, and is open to anyone with an interest in private rented housing, from landlords with a single property, to those with larger portfolios, letting agents and their staff, Assembly Members, local authorities, journalists, and housing charities.

Douglas Haig, RLA Vice-Chair and Director for Wales who will be speaking at the event said: “We are delighted to announce Justin Tomlinson as our keynote speaker for this year’s Future Renting Wales conference.

“More than 200 landlords attended last year’s event, 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.”

Tickets are £40 for RLA members and £45 for non-members and are available through our conference page at

Search #FutureRentingWales for all the latest conference news.

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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