In July 2022, the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities published the white paper: Creating a Fairer Private Rented Sector, which set out the Government’s long-term vision for the private rented sector. With privately rented homes making up almost 20% of households in England, it is now more important than ever to ensure these homes are safe and affordable. While this white paper marks a significant step in the right direction for regulating the private rented sector, there is still much progress to be made to achieve the ambitions set out in the brief. Through sharing best practice, those in the sector can build upon their existing success and develop new strategies for enforcing housing standards, delivering improvements on a local level and better supporting tenants in the private rented sector.

  • As of 2022, 4.6 million households rented their home from a private landlord, representing 19% of all households in England, according to a research briefing from the House of Commons
  • 12% of homes in the private rented sector contain category one hazards, posing an immediate risk to tenants’ health and safety states the DLUHC White Paper
  • Tenancy loss in the private rented sector is the leading cause of homelessness in England, according to the Centre for Homelessness Impact
  • 1 in 5 private sector renters survey in London are not happy with their accommodation, research from Trust for London demonstrates

Join us at Regulating the Private Rented Sector 2023: Ensuring Safe, Quality Housing for All to hear the latest updates and guidance from leading experts and those working at the forefront of change on creating a fairer private rented secure to ensure safe, high-quality housing for all. Engage with a series of best practice case studies showcasing how to create and implement effective regulation standards, practical tips on engaging with landlords and strategies for empowering tenants. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss challenges you have faced in working with local stakeholders and share initiatives for meeting the needs of the community in housing policies.

Why Attend:
 Hear high-level keynotes on the latest policies and guidance on creating a fairer private rented sector
 Gain practical insights into promoting financial inclusion among tenants, implementing robust enforcement systems, and tackling rogue landlords
 Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies for meeting the housing needs of local communities
 Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including housing, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Peter Kemp, Professor of Public Policy, University of Oxford (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Creating a Fairer Private Rented Sector: A National Update

    • Policy updates and key recommendations from the Renter’s Reform Bill
    • Strategies for ensuring all private landlords adhere to a legally binding standard on decency
    • Supporting local councils to target enforcement activity where it is needed most
    • Abolishing ‘no fault’ evictions and empowering tenants to challenge poor landlords without fear of losing their home
    • Insights from the Privately Rented Property Portal: providing accessible, up to date information to landlords and tenants

    Miriam Hodgson, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Icebreaker Networking Session

  • Comfort Break 

  • Case Study: Private Rented Solutions Scheme: Working with Landlords to Provide Tenants with Safe, Affordable Homes

    • Developing long-term partnerships to facilitate responsible lettings in the community
    • Enabling landlords to access prospective tenants looking for sustainable long-term tenancies currently registered in the Council’s waiting list
    • Allocating landlords an account manager who will preform regular property visits to check-in with the tenant and report on the property’s ongoing condition
    • Strategies for incentivising landlords to join local schemes that provide citizens in need with appropriate housing

    Jessica Senior, Private Rented Solutions Team Manager, Sheffield City Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Implementing Robust Enforcement Systems to Ensure Landlord Compliance

    • Creating enforcement policies that improve regulatory outcomes without imposing unnecessary burdens on landlords
    • Conducting proactive property inspections and investigations into complaints to ensure all privately rented accommodations are well managed
    • Establishing a set of common standards to achieve and maintain consistency of enforcement in the community
    • Guidance on investigating offences, taking enforcement action and prosecuting when appropriate

    Tom Amblin-Lightowler, Private Sector Housing Team Leader, South Kesteven District Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers Session

  • Lunch Break 

  • Breakout Networking: Working with Local Stakeholders to Meet the Housing Needs of the Community

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in meeting the housing needs of your community. We encourage you to share your strategies for engaging with local stakeholders and reflecting on the needs of the community through housing policies. Take this time to share your experiences and network with colleagues from across the housing sector.

  • Keynote: Using Evidence to Protect Tenants in the Private Rented Sector

    • The expansion in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and impact on affordability and homelessness
    • Local Authorities use of the PRS to meet homelessness duties
    • Factors contributing to tenancy insecurity in the PRS
    • Opportunities to use evidence to support access and stability in the PRS, including: Support for tenants and Support for landlords

    Guillermo Rodríguez-Guzmán, Head of Evidence and Data, Centre for Homelessness Impact (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Tackling the Exploitation of Vulnerable Tenants in the Private Rented Sector

    • Operation Pheasant: collaborating between housing and police officers to prevent the exploitation of migrant workers
    • Guidance on monitoring patterns of criminal behaviour to identify properties associated with exploitation
    • Conducting property visits to assess living conditions and build trust with potential victims of trafficking
    • Establishing a ‘victim hub’ to deliver holistic services in multiple languages for vulnerable tenants
    • Issuing civil penalty notices to tackle rogue landlords and generate funding to support enforcement policies

    Jo Evans, Private Sector Housing Officer, Fenland District Council (CONFIRMED)

    Sarah Gove, Housing & Communities Manager, Fenland District Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Tackling Rogue Landlords Through Effective Licensing Practices

    Adrian Chowns, Property Licensing and Housing Enforcement Manager, Coventry City Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the housing sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £449.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £379.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £649.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month