Westminster Legal Policy Forum

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
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The next steps for private rented housing policy - tenancy reform, landlord regulation and the future of the market

November 2019

This conference will discuss the next steps for private rented housing policy and complaints resolution.

The seminar is expected to bring out themes that emerged in the MHCLG consultation on A new deal for renting, which plans to end no-fault evictions as part of the wider drive to improve consumer experience in the rental market following the passing of the Tenant Fees Act and the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018.

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the initial impact of these policies, and options for future reform - including opposition proposals to reform and expand the Right to Buy system.

Delegates will also consider the implementation of the Housing Complaints Resolution Service.

The agenda, keynote speakers and participation by policy officials

Keynote contributions on:

  • Next steps for policy and implementing the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018;
  • Consumer protection, alternative dispute resolution and the Housing Court - with Judge Siobhan McGrath, President, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), Courts and Tribunals Judiciary;
  • The London Model for Tenancy Reform - with Vicky Pearlman, Senior Policy and Projects Officer, Private Rented Sector Team, Greater London Authority; and
  • The Housing Complaints Resolution Service - with Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

Panel sessions include:

  • The consumer experience - information transparency, mediation and the impact of the Tenant Fees Act; and
  • Property standards in the sector - tenant safety, consumer redress and enforcement.

Westminster Legal Policy Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: MHCLG; BEIS; DIT; DWP; Government Legal Department; HMPPS; and the Welsh Government.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates