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Karen Buck, Member of Parliament for Westminster North, is to deliver the keynote speech at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s (CIEH) housing conference on the 9th May, where she will discuss her Private Member’s Bill on landlords and the private rented sector.
Having received cross-party support, Ms Buck’s bill seeks to update the law requiring rented homes to be presented and maintained in a state fit for human habitation. It would also introduce new means of redress for renters, who will be able to seek action through the courts where a property is in an unfit condition.
With the vital issue of housing now dominating the domestic political landscape, the Government has made fixing the housing market a priority; making the CIEH Housing and Health Conference even more relevant and important.
With around 150 attendees from across the environmental health profession, the topical one day conference will outline the new measures to tackle rogue landlords in line with the new regulations which came into force this April.
As well as detailed insight into the new HMO regulations, the CIEH Housing and Health Conference programme will provide strategic insight into wider housing policy issues and key challenges facing the housing sector.
In addition, with the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety due to conclude, there will be a panel discussion on the post-Grenfell housing landscape and the wider implications and challenges for future regulation of tall buildings.
Anne Godfrey, CEO of CIEH, said:
“We are delighted to be welcoming Karen Buck to our conference, and to hear more about her important Bill.
Taking steps to tackle some of the fundamental flaws in our housing market is a very pressing issue, and we are heartened to see that Karen’s Bill is getting the cross-party support it deserves.
Our members are looking forward to hearing more about the Bill’s progress at what will be a lively and interesting conference.”
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