Join Holyrood and ASSC’s Fiona Campbell on 19 February to scrutinise ongoing and future reforms to the sector, and exchange best practice on steps needed to further develop the sector and priorities to ensure it delivers for landlords and tenants alike.
At this event we will scrutinise recent reforms to Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) and discuss good practice in delivering a sustainable system that works for all.
One year on from major reforms to Scotland’s private rented sector, the Scottish Association of Landlords has seen a 20% rise in membership as landlords, letting agents and property businesses seek to comply with regulatory changes.
Meanwhile rent has continued to rise for those living in private rental properties, despite local authorities being given the power to introduce ‘rent pressure zones’ (RPZs). As yet no council has utilised these powers – partly due to lack of appropriate data.
Further changes are also on the horizon as the Scottish Government has signalled it will consult on regulatory powers for local authorities in relation to short-term lets in a bid to balance economic benefits with the needs of local communities.
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Who should attend
09:15 Registrations and Refreshments
10:00 Introduction from Chair
10:05 Session 1: Assessing Reforms to the Private Rented Sector
10:05 Latest thinking on the impact of recent reforms
Linda Leslie, Head of Private Rented Sector Policy, The Scottish Government
10:45 Roundtable Discussions
In this session, we will explore one another’s experiences. We’ll give you the opportunity to share your present challenges and thoughts for the future with our expert speakers.
11:30 Refreshments and Networking
11:55 Session 2: Monitoring Rent Changes and Quality PRS Data
11:55 Exploring the Rise of Short-Stay Through DATA
Dan Cookson, Independent Housing and Spatial Information Specialist
12:15 Mid Tenancy Rent Charges – Getting the Data
Thomas Ashdown, Managing Director, Citylets
12:55 Lunch and Networking
13:35 Session 3: Next steps for Scotland’s Private Rented Sector
Confirmed speakers include:
15.00 Close of Event
*Agenda subject to change
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