A Parliamentary event considering a collection of studies looking to the future of the private rented sector (PRS) was attended by the Secretary of State for Housing last week. The event was held in the House of Commons and organised by the RLA to mark its 20 year anniversary. The essays all looked ahead to where the authors feel the sector should be heading over the next 20 years or so. The essays came from a number of prominent housing organisations representing tenants, landlords, enforcing bodies and various think tanks. The collection of essays is outlined below:

  • David Smith, Policy Director, RLA: Legal reform is vital for a 21st Century rental market.
  • Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health: Time to boost standards across the Private Rented Sector
  • Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive, Crisis: National help to rent scheme key to tackling homelessness
  • Luke Murphy, Associate Director, Institute for Public Policy Research: What role should the private rented sector play in 2040?
  • Mark Littlewood, Director General, Institute for Economic Affairs: Time to be brave and tackle restrictive planning rules
  • Martin Partington, Chair, The Dispute Service: Back to the future: reframing housing law
  • Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation: Renting as a positive choice in the PRS of the future
  • Polly Neate, Chief Executive, Shelter: We need safe, secure and affordable homes for all
  • Terrie Alafat CBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing: A simple, single set of rules will make all the difference
  • Prof Kenneth Gibb, Director, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence: Private renting visions and scenarios

More details of this Parliamentary event about the future of the PRS can be found here.

Use this link to read the collection of essays from the RLA Parliamentary event.