Leading names in the private landlord and lettings industry as well as housing chiefs from the council are set to come together next month at a conference debating the future of quality housing in the city.
One of the leading items up for discussion at the seventh annual Leeds Landlords’ Conference is how Leeds City Council is working with landlords in the private rented sector to meet the growing need for affordable high quality homes in and around the city.
The event, at Mercure Leeds Parkway hotel on November 29, will feature contributions from the Department for Work and Pensions and Residential Landlords Association, together with key speakers from Leeds City Council and a range of stalls from private sector industries and LCC partner organisations.
Other key areas of the conference will focus on the implementation of Universal Credit, recent trends and issues affecting the private rented sector market, as well as updates on the Leeds Rental Standard and information on the safeguarding of tenants.
Cllr Debra Coupar, council member for communities said Leeds was showing a commitment to improving standards for its tenants.
“With over 63,000 privately rented households in Leeds the council and private landlords have a responsibility to work together to ensure high quality affordable housing across the city.
“The Landlord Conference has become a standout event in the sector and is growing in popularity every year and it is great to be hosting the seventh conference in the city this year.
“Coming together to discuss the key issues affecting tenants such as Universal Credit and safeguarding is a positive move in the right direction and with the launch of the Leeds Rental Standard earlier this year.”