Increasing security in the private rented sector (Webinar)
About the event
Speaker: Priya Thethi, policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing and Faye Greaves CIHCM, policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing
Chair: Yoric Irving-Clarke CIHCM, policy and practice research officer, Chartered Institute of Housing
Benefits of attending
In 2014, the private rented sector (PRS) overtook social housing as the UK’s second largest tenure. With 20 per cent of households now living in the sector, and 25 per cent of those being families with children, we are now approaching the era of Generation Rent.
Meanwhile, the number of people living in poverty in the PRS has doubled in a decade to 4.5 million, and the end of an assured shorthold tenancy is now the biggest cause of statutory homelessness.
With this in mind, is it now time to reopen the debate on increasing security in the PRS?
In this highly interactive webinar, we invite discussion and debate from members of all devolved nations on this important topic. We’ll be covering points such as:
• The possible effect of longer tenancies on the size of the private rented sector
• The merits of different ways of increasing security, including new laws and voluntary measures
• The impact that increased security of tenure has had in the devolved nations
• The limits of measures to increase security within the wider context of the affordability crisis
We will be holding a Twitter debate on 9 November, 12.30pm-13.30pm in advance of this webinar to give delegates the opportunity to raise questions and share experiences. Delegates will also be able to do this throughout the session. For more information and updates, follow @CIH_Policy on Twitter.
This webinar is free to attend for members and £20 + VAT for non-members.
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