This workshop examines the key proposals and considers their implications for local authorities and housing associations. 

Now more people live in the PRS than rent from social landlords.  The private rented sector (PRS) grew rapidly for 20 years up until 2017 as ‘buy to let’ investment boomed and access to social housing and owner occupation became more difficult. Over that time the PRS doubled in size reaching nearly 5m homes.

  • Read more

    But for the last seven or eight years, government policies have, overall, discouraged investment in the PRS. Tax changes and increased regulation have seen a net loss of privately let housing since 2017.

    The government’s long standing approach to the PRS has been confirmed with the publication, in June, of its eagerly anticipated White Paper outlining further reforms for the sector.  The White Paper precedes the publication of the Renters Reform Bill which will bring into law the government’s plans for the PRS. The government is committed to introducing the legislation in the current parliamentary session.

    This workshop will examine the key proposals in the White Paper and consider their implications for both local authorities and housing associations.

    Specifically the workshop will cover the reforms outlined in the White Paper including:

    • Decent Homes for the PRS
    • S21 abolition
    • New Ombudsman for the PRS and improved dispute resolution
    • Property register
    • Stronger enforcement powers for councils
    • ‘A positive renting experience’.

    The session will also review other proposed reforms in the PRS announced by the government including:

    • ‘Exempt’ accommodation
    • Holiday and other short term lets,

    Roger Jarman, HQN associate, trainer and author of HQN’s Briefing on the PRS White Paper will take you through everything you need to know and ensure you have the latest, up to date information on the government’s proposals.

    Who should attend?

    This workshop is essential for:

    • Local authority officers working with PRS landlords to enforce standards in the sector
    • Those working for local councils that use the PRS to house people in need should also attend
    • Housing association staff that develop/manage PRS stock would also benefit from attending the session
    • The workshop would help those working on strategy/policy development understand the implications of the White Paper for their organisations.

    If you are interested in an in-house session for a wider group of people we can tailor and design the workshop to meet your specific circumstances and requirements.


  • Our speaker

    Roger Jarman, Associate, HQN

    Roger Jarman is a long standing HQN associate. He provides consultancy services; leads training programmes; and writes on housing regulation and other matters. He is the author of HQN’s Social Housing White Paper toolkit and delivers a range of training sessions on the White Paper proposals. He is also a Non Executive Director of two housing organisations. From 1991 until 1999 he was Head of Housing Management at the Housing Corporation and then from 1999 until 2011 he was Head of Housing at the Audit Commission overseeing the 1400 housing inspections undertaken by the Commission during that period. He was a member of the team that produced the Cave Review of social housing regulation in 2007.

  • Price and booking


    from *


    from *

    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

    Ticket Type Price Spaces
    Members of any HQN network £49.00
    Non-members £49.00

    By continuing with this booking you are agreeing to our booking terms and conditions

  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

Dates and prices

27 September 2022
10:00am - 11:30am
Book now

Members:     from
Non-members:     from