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Plaid Cymru conference: RLA Director for Wales takes to main stage

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The RLA’s Vice-Chair and Director for Wales, Douglas Haig, took to the main stage at the Plaid Cymru party conference at the weekend.

Addressing a packed conference hall on Saturday morning, Douglas Haig spoke to delegates about the RLA’s proposal to introduce a dedicated housing court.

Mr Haig said that “the RLA is calling for a simplified housing tribunal service in Wales”, adding that “this is something that would bring greater access to justice to landlords and tenants”.

Then, during a panel discussion about criminal landlords, Mr Haig reiterated that the RLA works hard to support good, law abiding landlords, at the same time trying to help crack down on criminal landlords, in order to ensure that the private rented secotr is a first choice option for people”.

The panel discussion was chaired by Will Atkinson of Community Housing Cymbru, as Douglas Haig,  Bethan Jenkins AM, Cllr Aaron Wynne, and Director of charity Tai Pawb, Alicja Jalesinska took to the main stage to discuss the future of the private rented sector in Wales.

During the discussion, Bethan Jenkins AM said that ‘Housing is integral to everything’, adding that ‘a good home is necessary for good education, for good health and for seeking work’.

Interested in hearing more about the key issues that matter to your lettings? Future Renting Wales is taking place in Cardiff on 29th November.

With 20 per cent of households in Wales expected to be in the PRS by 2031, Future Renting Wales will help landlords understand the challenges up ahead – and how best to negotiate them.

Expert speakers will address delegates on issues including Rent Smart Wales, the Wales fee ban, Welsh market insights and, of course, tax, with the event hosted by BBC Wales favourite Lucy Owen.

Book your early bird ticket today, which will cost £30 for RLA members and £35 for non-members. This includes lunch and refreshments. Follow the hashtag #FutureRentingWales for more exciting announcements about the conference.

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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