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Professional Practice Session 1 Main Room From Ambition to Delivery Liverpools innovation in meeting housing need Bernini and El Greco (This Room) Every House a Home? Raising and enforcing standards in the northern PRS Raphael and

  1. Professional Practice Session 1 Main Room From Ambition to Delivery – Liverpool’s innovation in meeting housing need Bernini and El Greco (This Room) Every House a Home? Raising and enforcing standards in the northern PRS Raphael and Vasari Hackitt Review: lessons from the early adopters group

  2. Every House a Home? Raising and enforcing standards in the northern Private Rented Sector Chair: Lee Sugden, Chief Executive, Salix Homes Karen Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, Northern Housing Consortium Roli Barker, Development Manager – Fair Housing Futures, Shelter

  3. #fairhousingfutures

  4. Fair Housing Futures 2017 - 2022 • Mapping the Patch Gain an evidenced understanding of the private Identify rented sector in Greater Manchester • Tenants’ Voice Programme Ensure that tenant’s remain at the heart of the project and have the information they need to sustain successful tenancies Empower Test • Test and Learn Grant Find working solutions to the issues/challenges identified in the Mapping the Patch

  5. Identify

  6. Review of Greater Manchester’s PRS 23 tenants 12 housing professionals from local authorities All tenants met the vulnerability • 2 group phone depth interviews characteristics • 2 focus groups with 15 tenants • 8 individual phone depth interviews • 6 phone depth interviews • We also conducted 1 phone depth interview with Paul Dennett as • 2 face to face interviews Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Homelessness 41 landlords 3 letting agents Both Accidental and Professional Landlords • 1 phone depth interview with 1 • 3 focus groups with 18 accidental medium sized letting agency landlords covering City of Manchester and Bury • 17 phone depth interviews with • 2 phone depth interviews with small professional landlords sized letting agencies covering Bury • 6 face to face interviews with professional landlords

  7. Life in GM’s private rented sector Landlords Tenants with vulnerabilities • • Many enter the PRS unprepared to deal with Compete for properties from a disadvantaged position challenges and have unrealistic expectations or lack • Feel time pressured due to the fast paced nature of of knowledge PRS • Low awareness of information/support available • Feel they have limited control or choice which leaves them anxious, powerless and worried • Focus on mitigating two main risk • Rent arrears • Worry that something bad will happen with either their • Damage to property tenancy (rent increases/evictions) or a life change (job loss/managing benefits) • An ideal tenant is a working professional • Main issues and challenges • • Insecure tenancies A high risk tenant is someone in receipt of benefits • Poor living conditions • • Maintenance and repairs Negative stories from media, friends and family • Being in receipt of and managing benefits directly influences who they will rent to • Stigma of being on benefits • Low awareness of information/support that is available 17

  8. Tenants and landlords want… Information and Support Regulation A Home Choice and Control Elimination of Rogues

  9. Test

  10. Grant priorities Empower tenants Improve communication Support landlords Break stigma

  11. Thank you Fin Find ou out more an and download ou our reports at sh roli

  12. Professional Practice Session 2 Bernini and El Greco (This Room) Scotland and Wales, a template for northern housing policy? Main Room Partnership Approach to Tackling Empty Homes and Low Demand Raphael and Vasari Housing the Powerhouse A refreshment break will follow PPS 2

  13. Scotland and Wales: A template for northern housing policy? Chair: Yvonne Castle, Chief Executive, Johnnie Johnson Housing Zhan McIntyre, Policy Lead, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations Aaron Hill, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Community Housing Cymru

  14. Devolution and Housing Scotland’s Story Zhan McIntyre Policy Lead

  15. What we do • We work with government and others to achieve the legislation, regulation and funding necessary for our members to be strong, resilient and independent social businesses housing Scotland. • We develop and deliver modern and innovative services to our members so that they can achieve their ambitions • We represent housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland to broaden and strengthen the sector’s contribution to social justice and inclusive growth

  16. What’s in it for you You will know - Housing Sector – prominent part of the devolution story in Scotland - Key variations in housing policy - Hopes for the future

  17. Household change since devolution Number of households in Scotland, mid-1998 to mid-2041 2041 2.76 million 2019 2.50 million 2018 2.48 million 1998 2.15 million Estimated Projected 2000 2003 2006 2009 2012 2015 2018 2021 2024 2027 2030 2033 2036 2039 Source: National Records of Scotland (NRS) Household Estimates (1998-2018), Household Projections 2016-based (2019-2041)

  18. Age Structure Since Devolution Age structure, mid-1998 to mid-2038 0 to 15 years 16 to 64 years 65 years and over 1998 20% 65% 16% 2003 19% 65% 16% 2008 18% 66% 16% Year to 30 June 2013 17% 65% 18% 17% 64% 19% 2018 2023 17% 63% 20% 2016-based 2028 16% 61% 22% projections 2033 16% 60% 24% 2038 16% 59% 25% 0% Percentage of the population 100% Source: National Records of Scotland (NRS))

  19. Private Rented Sector Growth since Devolution Proportion of properties rented privately 17.0 15.0 13.0 11.0 9.0 7.0 5.0 December December December March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

  20. Since devolution…… Homelessne Antisocial Tenements Home Owner Housing Housing ss etc Behaviour Act and Debtor (Scotland) (Scotland) (Scotland) (Scotland) (Scotland) Protection Act 2001 Act 2006 Act 2003 Act 2004 2004 Act 2010 Private Private Property Housing Rented Housing Housing Factors (Scotland) (Housing) (Scotland) (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2010 Scotland Act Act 2014 (Scotland) Act 2011 2011 Act 2016

  21. Right to Buy RTB Sales in Scotland 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 - 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

  22. Homelessness Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003

  23. Private Rented Sector Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

  24. Response to Economic Crisis Westminster Holyrood Save jobs, safeguard capacity AND meet unmet Communities and Local Government Cuts housing need Maintain levels of social and affordable housing Housing Association Grant ended investment as far as possible Affordable Rent programme – grant cut to Deploy ‘experimental’ and ‘innovative’ financing and historically low levels sources of long-term finance Rents up to 85% of local private renting benchmark Council house building inhibited Encouraged council house building Bedroom tax mitigated

  25. Hopes for the future • Change the way we spend public money to support housing services and delivery. • Ensure that the economic and business environment supports housing investment and an efficient housing market. • Make our housing system fairer, especially for young people and others who do not currently own a home. • Explore new sources of funding for, and innovative ways of, building homes and providing care and other services at home. • Set new standards around accessibility, energy efficiency, quality and safety

  26. Innovation and future thinking

  27. Useful Links Further Reading Housing and Public Policy Since Devolution st-Devolution%20Scotland.pdf Scotland’s changing housing landscape – SPICE Briefing The Impact of Devolution Housing and Homelessness Legislation Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003 Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004

  28. Wales: a template for the north? - Aaron Hill, Head of Policy & External Affairs

  29. Housing Associations in Wales • 160,000 homes (c. 10% of Welsh homes) • Annual spend: £1.1bn • 9,500 employees, 23,000 jobs • 20,000 additional homes since 2008

  30. Devolution: process or event? • ‘99: Money and no power • ‘19: Power and no money • From cosy consensus to Brexit • Austerity • The demographic challenge


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