COMMONS

Committee holds fifth and sixth evidence sessions

12 March 2013

Monday 18 March 2013

Private Rented Sector

2.00 pm

• Ruth Abbott, Housing Standards and Adaptations Manager, City of York Council
• David Shepherd, Assistant Director, Housing, Employment and Skills, Bradford Metropolitan District Council
• John Statham, Head of Housing Partnerships, Leeds City Council

3.00pm

• Irfan Ahmed, Director, East Midlands Property Owners
• Liam Burns, President, National Union of Students
• Dr Richard Tyler, National HMO Lobby

The Sullivan Room, Leeds Town Hall

The session is the fifth evidence session of the inquiry examining private rented sector housing, particularly the quality of housing in the sector, rent levels, tenure and the regulation of landlords, letting agents and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). This session will focus on the role of local authorities in the private rented sector, tenant-landlord relations and HMOs.

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. It is being held in the Sullivan Room, Leeds Town Hall. Please go the reception for admission:  Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD

For details on the location of the venue and how to get there please click on the following link: http://leedsvenues.org.uk/venues/leeds-town-hall/

Monday 25 March 2013

Private Rented Sector

4.10 pm

• Andrew Cunningham, Chief Executive, Grainger plc
• Richard Lambert, Chief Executive, National Landlords Association
• Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, London Borough of Newham


The session is the sixth evidence session of the inquiry examining private rented sector housing, particularly the quality of housing in the sector, rent levels, tenure and the regulation of landlords, letting agents and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). This session will focus on the respective roles of landlords and local authorities.

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. For meetings in the Palace of Westminster please enter via the visitor entrance, located next to the main St Stephen’s entrance. For meetings in Portcullis House, the entrance is located on Victoria Embankment. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 30 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and the timing of meetings are subject to change. Those interested in attending the session should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.

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