Rent Setting: Getting the best from your consultations is a one day, training course led by the Tenants Information Service (TIS), aimed at tenants, and housing/participation professionals within the Scottish social housing sector.
This course has been designed to enhance understanding of rent setting consultations, providing the opportunity to expand personal development and knowledge within this field, whilst sharing good practice and ideas.
Highlights of the event include sessions from Lynn Stewart, Regulation Manager at the Scottish Housing Regulator; Elaine Byrne, Managing Director at Scotland’s Housing Network; and Gillian Campbell, Knowledge Manager, at Housemark Scotland.
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 requires social landlords to consult tenants and take account of their views when making decisions about proposed rent increases.
Landlords’ main source of income is the rents that tenants pay, and for most tenants it is also the main item of household expenditure. With this in mind, it is crucial for landlords to consult and understand what current and future tenants can afford to pay when considering any increase to rents they charge. This is to ensure that both tenants and landlords get the best from rent setting and rent increases.
Rent Setting: Getting the best from your consultations will provide opportunities to:
- Participate in ‘power zone’ learning sessions with key figures and peers from across the Scottish social housing sector.
- Consider how to plan and deliver effective, and meaningful rent setting and rent increase consultations.
- Take away a hot off the press, FREE TIS Publication, Rent Setting: Getting the best from your consultations.
TIS members receive great, discounted training rates:
TIS Tenant member rate: £155
TIS Tenant non-member rate: £175
TIS Landlord member rate: £175
TIS Landlord non-member rate: £195