Housing and Planning Act 2016 – changes in the private rented sector

The debate is over. The Housing and Planning Act 2016 is law and the business of implementing the policies now begins. The new Act has brought in a range of changes that impact on the private rented sector (PRS). Both local authorities and housing associations need to know how this part of the new legislation will affect them.

Housing and Planning Act 2016 – changes in the private rented sector

To help social housing providers implement this part of the Act, HQN is offering a range of courses that are tailored to meet the needs of your organisation.

You will learn about:

  • Banning Orders
  • The new database of rogue landlords and property agents
  • Rent Repayment Orders
  • Recovery of abandoned properties.

Depending on your needs, our trainer can also offer briefings about other developments linked to the PRS including the licensing of private sector landlords.

Sessions can be for a half a day or a day. Shorter sessions can also be designed for board members of housing associations or groups of local authority councillors.

The tailored sessions will provide an opportunity to gain practical information and guidance about the implementation of the new legislative framework.

Who should attend?

The sessions can be aimed at introducing staff to the effects of the new laws or designed to help specialist staff implement the Act’s provisions: we will design a training session to meet your needs.

The training can be adapted to suit staff at all levels, boards and their sub-committees, councillors in local government and groups of tenants and residents.

Housing and Planning Act 2016 – changes in the private rented sector

Roger Jarman

Leadership and management Roger Jarman

Roger Jarman’s career in housing spans over 35 years. He has worked as an academic, in local government and for a range of central agencies. In the 1990s he was Head of Housing Management at the Housing Corporation. From 1999 to 2011 Roger worked at the Audit Commission where he was Head of Housing. He is now an independent housing consultant and trainer and has worked for a wide range of housing association and local authority clients. He is a well respected commentator on housing issues and has spoken and written extensively for HQN and others on housing policy, housing regulation, the private rented sector and related subjects. He has degrees from Essex and Birmingham Universities and is a Chartered Member of CIH.

training track record

HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package, please contact us by emailing training@hqnetwork.co.uk