This year’s The Property Ombudsman (TPO) conference for property agents will be taking place on Wednesday 13th June, at which former Housing Minister Mark Prisk will be discussing his views on the Tenant Fees Ban.
This new ban extends from the Tenant Fees Bill, introduced into parliament on 2nd May. It focuses on the need for a cap on tenancy deposit fees and a ban on letting agent fees. The bill also aims to deal with the amount of deposit that a landlord can demand, with the intention of capping it to six weeks.
Mark Prisk, who is also a member of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, is also expected to talk about Client Money Protection (CMP), which is speculated to become mandatory before the Tenant Fees Ban is implemented.
James Walker, founder of Resolver, the free online tool to help consumers with complaints, will also be speaking at the conference. He has stated that his session will cover how the property industry can be supported in the optimisation of its reputation, as well as encouraging better outcomes for both consumers and the industry.
Other speakers due to attend include Rob Symes, Co-Founder of The Outside View Analytics Ltd, and Richard Combellack, Head of Lettings Innovation at Rightmove. Declan Curry, journalist, speaker and conference chair, will also be speaking at the event.
There will be a number of exhibitors at the event, such as PayProp, the property management automated transactional platform, Rightmove, the UK’s leading property search website, and property industry experts Propertymark.
The conference will be held at the National Conference Centre in Solihull, bringing together agents, industry leaders and many other leading names. There will be debates on the latest issues surrounding regulatory reform and law enforcement. More information about the event can be found on the TPO website.