Eddie Hughes, Minister for the Private Rented Sector, to address national landlords conference

Eddie Hughes, Minister for the Private Rented Sector, to address national landlords conference

9:22 AM, 19th May 2022, About a month ago 7

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The Minister for the Private Rented Sector, Eddie Hughes MP, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural National Landlord Conference on Tuesday 15th November.

Hosted by the National Residential Landlords Association in partnership with Landlord Law, the conference will focus on the future of the private rented sector. The event will be chaired by Paul Lewis, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Money Box’.

During the keynote section of the conference, the Minister is expected to outline the Government’s plans for the sector following the announcement of a Renters’ Reform Bill in last week’s Queen’s Speech.

The conference will also provide guidance on how landlords can best respond to a renewed Government push to improve the energy efficiency of rented housing. Among the speakers addressing this topic will be Derek Horrocks, Chair of the National Insulation Association.

Other speakers include Justin Bates, a leading barrister specialising in housing law at Landmark Chambers, who will speak on what planned legislative changes in the sector mean for landlords.

The conference will take place on Tuesday 15th November at the Coventry Building Society Arena with heavily discounted tickets for members of the NRLA and Landlord Law. Full details can be found on the conference website.

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, said:

“We are pleased that the Minister has agreed to speak at our first national conference and would encourage landlords and letting agents to use this opportunity to question him on the Government’s plans for the sector. It’s important that he is able to hear from first-hand experience about what is happening on the ground to ensure planned changes really do work for landlords as well as tenants.”

Tessa Shepperson, Solicitor and Managing Director of Landlord Law Services said:

“We are delighted to be working with the NRLA on this new conference for landlords with keynote speaker Eddie Hughes MP.  It is so important that housing ministers are able to hear directly from landlords and get feedback on their plans for the sector.  The other speakers are equally distinguished, and I am particularly pleased that we will be providing some much-needed help for landlords on energy efficiency.”



Comments

DSR

12:28 PM, 19th May 2022, About a month ago

"The conference will also provide guidance on how landlords can best respond to a renewed Government push to improve the energy efficiency of rented housing"

If the NRLA has some balls and were representing LL's PROPERLY should be doing ALL of this already. He should already versed on the massive implication of all these measures proposed.

His title??? The Minister for the Private Rented Sector.

Mick Roberts

14:30 PM, 19th May 2022, About a month ago

I imagine, all talking, no listening.

"The conference will also provide guidance on how landlords can best respond to a renewed Government push to improve the energy efficiency of rented housing"

This should say We need to find out if the Benefit tenants can afford the increased rents these changes will require.

northern landlord View Profile

15:43 PM, 19th May 2022, About a month ago

Eddie Hughes? Never heard of him. Minister for the Private rented sector? No such department. No such post! Eddie Hughes currently holds the Government post of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities). As an Under Secretary he is at the bottom of the ministerial pecking order.
Is that the best they can do for £240? For that sort of money I would expect Adele or Elton John! I don’t see it being a sell-out gig. Expect some heavy discounting nearer the time.

LaLo

17:51 PM, 19th May 2022, About a month ago

Write to Micheal Gove direct as I have done re’ EPC ‘C’ and the proposed abolition of section 21. Google his name and his email address will come up - worth a try!

Alexandra

9:10 AM, 20th May 2022, About a month ago

I think you will find that Mr Hughes will be of as much use as a chocolate teapot. He is clearly a career politician with either no understanding or is wilfully ignoring the issues.

If you are in any doubt please see the letter at the foot of ths post that he wrote to me via George Freeman in October 2021

Re the content of that letter below I would just love to know how he felt the Government supported Landlords during the Coronavirus pandemic. I must have missed that…..

I also fail to understand how reducing the number of rentals on the market and causing rents to rise through S24 and S21 changes provides protection for tenants in any way. I think he needs to read Economics for Dummies

Copy of letter

Dear George,

Thank you for your email of 13 of September on behalf of your constituent about the Private Rented Sector. As per my previous letter I have set out our response to the issues which has raised.

The Government is committed to bringing in a Better Deal for Renters to deliver a fairer and more effective rental market that works for both tenants and landlords. The Government has been focused on introducing measures to comprehensively protect renters and support landlords during the Coronavirus pandemic, including banning evictions and introducing longer notice periods for the majority of renters.

We want to Build Back Better from the pandemic and improve security for tenants in the rental sector, learning lessons from the emergency measures we put in place to ensure our reforms deliver greater protection for tenants and support responsible landlords.

I trust this information is helpful and I thank you for writing on this important matter.

Yours ever,
EDDIE HUGHES MP

David

17:32 PM, 21st May 2022, About a month ago

I wonder if the Minister will still be in post by then.

Mick Roberts

17:35 PM, 21st May 2022, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by David at 21/05/2022 - 17:32
That's exactly it. They move department & say in 3 years time when it's all gone wrong, note to do with me, not my role any more.
In Nottingham, we on our 4th Councillor in 3.5 years in charge of Selective Licensing. Proper screw up, increase in price & now she is absolved of all blame when some homeless figures come out.
I don't think it should be allowed, there should be some accountability, I'm still here, the house is still here, the tenant is still here paying extortionate rents to pay the costs & screw ups the outgoing MP's & Councillors have left.

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