Leeds landlords to come together in commitment to provide quality affordable housing

A conference aimed at bringing together all landlords across Leeds is taking place on the 21st of November 2013.

How to bring affordable and high quality homes to the city will be top of the agenda at the free

event at Pudsey Civic Hall, which will run from 9am to 2pm and will engage with landlords regarding all current issues affecting them.

There will be speeches from three key speakers – Councillor Peter Gruen, executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods, planning and support services at Leeds City Council, Hannah Gousy, policy officer from Shelter, and Alan Ward, chairman of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). The main themes that will be covered on the day will involve policy, national and local issues, empty properties, and general private rented sector areas of concern.

After the speeches there will be a question and answer session followed by a free lunch and networking opportunities. There will be a number of stalls from key partners at the event, including West Yorkshire Fire Service, welfare and benefits team from Leeds City Council, Leeds Empties and Energy Efficiency advisory teams, Housing Options, Unipol, RLA and Leeds Landlord Accreditation Scheme.

Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods, housing and support services said:

“It is important that we try and bring all our city’s landlords together to discuss the important issues affecting the private rented sector.

“Private rented accommodation has become very important in recent years, and as part of our ambition to become the best city to live in, we want to make sure as a city we are providing high quality housing.

“This conference will offer landlords the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues and share best practice within the sector and with the key partners attending. I would encourage people to sign up and register their interest as soon as possible.”

To register your interest in the event email rebecca.smith@leeds.gov.uk


For media enquiries, please contact;

Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450

Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk