Save the date: Scottish Housing Policy Conference

On 20th December the Scottish Government launched its plans to deliver a “fairer rented sector” in Scotland which “meets the needs of tenants and welcomes responsible landlords”. The proposals include developing a national system of rent controls for the private rented sector, as well as measures to ensure minimum standards and stronger enforcement of regulations. These have all been the subject of CaCHE research, including current projects.

Scotland’s Rented Sector Strategy will be the focus of the next Scottish Housing Policy Conference, which will be jointly delivered by CaCHE and Policy Scotland.

The conference will take place online from 8 – 10 February 2022.

We invite everyone with an interest in housing and the future direction of the rented sector in Scotland to attend.

Full details of the programme will be released in early January 2022, but for now, we can confirm that the discussion will revolve around the various demand groups, supply considerations, and mismatches in demand and supply in the rented sector. There will be contributions on build-to-rent, mid-market rent, purpose-built student accommodation, short-term lets, low-income renters, landlords, as well as specific policy instruments including rent controls.

Speakers include CaCHE Director, Professor Ken Gibb, and Professor Duncan MacLennan (University of Glasgow), Dr Thomas Simcock (Edge Hill University), Dr Kim McKee (University of Stirling), Anna Evans (Indigo House), John Blackwood (Scottish Association of Landlords), and Christa Reekie (Scottish Futures Trust). Full speakers will be announced soon.

Click here to book your place.


Date: December 21, 2021 3:39 pm


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