Thank you to all who attended the SFHA's Mid-Market Rent Conference, presentations are now available to download.
The conference saw over 40 attendees come together to discuss the new Letting Agent Requirements, and hear from a number of exciting speakers on a range of topics including Private Residential Tenancies and the First Tier Tribunal.
SFHA Mid-Market Rent Development of the Year - new for 2018
The SFHA Mid-Market Rent Conference welcomed a new feature this year - the Mid-Market Development of the Year Award!
What is it?
Mid-Market rent is now an important part of the affordable housing landscape. SFHA Mid-Market Rent Development of the Year highlights the growing contribution Mid-Market homes make to meeting housing need for people on moderate incomes. It is an opportunity for housing associations across Scotland to gain recognition for the work they are doing in the Mid-Market Rent sector.
Delegates at the Mid-Market Rent Conference on 26 April were asked to shortlist the top 3 developments, and the winner will be decided at the SFHA Annual Conference in June 2018.
As there was a tie, there will be 4 developments shown at the SFHA Annual Conference:
- Leith Fort, Port of Leith
- Annadale Street, Link Group
- Osprey Heights, Grampian Housing
- Castle Heather, Albyn Housing Society
If you are interested in joining the SFHA's Mid-Market Rent Forum, please contact SFHA Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre, firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers & Biographies
Thomas founded Citylets in 1999 shortly after University as one of the UK’s earliest property portals. Since then he has steered its progression through to its position as Scotland’s certified leading lettings site attracting up to 4 million visitors per year. With over 17 years experience at the forefront of the sector, he is one of the original dot-com pioneers and a proptech investor.
Scottish Association of Landlords
John Blackwood has worked in the private rented sector for over 20 years and is widely recognised as one of the foremost experts on all aspects of the Scottish private rented sector. He represents SAL on a number of Scottish Government committees working to inform and influence housing policy. John is chief executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), managing director of Gladstones Property Investment Managers and chairman of Scotland’s national accreditation scheme for private landlords and letting agents, Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS). John also holds a judicial appointment as a member of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing & Property Chamber) and is a Chartered Institute of Housing Chartered Member.
Andrew is TC Young’s managing partner and head of the litigation team. With over 25 years’ experience of landlord and tenant rights, he is highlighted in the Chambers Legal Guide for his ability to “recognise what happens out in the real world too. He is very pragmatic in his advice.” Externally acknowledged as a leading specialist in Scottish tenancy law, Andrew is a legal member of the First Tier Tribunal - Housing and Property Chamber. Andrew advises on letting agent registration, the code of practice and the new private residential tenancy. He is a regular speaker on issues affecting the private rented sector and provides straightforward practical advice.