Home » News » Housing Market » Industry to gather online to debate how renting can be improved
Housing Market

Industry to gather online to debate how renting can be improved

Tenant Satisfaction Summit on 29th April already has 700 attendees and 50 speakers lined up for its virtual conference.

Nigel Lewis

tenant summit kiko renting

A renting conference to take place later this month will ask agents how the sector can up its game for ‘generation rent’.

To be held online, the Tenant Satisfaction Summit will tackle some of the thornier issues facing the sector and ask why UK tenants are generally much less happy about their accommodation when compared to other developed nations.

Its organisers say this is despite the gathering pace of build-to-rent, the tenant fees ban and raising safety standards, the UK is only 18th in the world for renting satisfaction.

Some of the key speakers at the summit, who are due to speak on 29th April, include James Morris-Manuel (Managing Director EMEA, Matterport) and Karl Thomas (Operations Director, Foxtons); to the debating whether professional landlords will dominate the housing market with John Stewart (Deputy Director of Policy, NRLA) and Ellis Street (Head of Lettings, Folio).

Renting leaders

Companies already attending the Summit include real estate funds, agents, and build-to-rent companies like Blackrock, Nuveen and BNP Paribas Real Estate.

“Real estate has started a journey to become friendlier, but a lot remains to be done,” says Valentin Scholz (pictured), Kiko co-founder & CEO and founder of the Tenant Satisfaction Summit.

“The British government has made some effort to improve the lives of residents, like introducing tenant satisfaction surveys, banning tenant fees, and mandating minimum energy efficiency for rented homes – but the United Kingdom is still only the 18th in the world in life satisfaction.

“We founded the Tenant Satisfaction Summit because we believe that we all deserve to breathe cleaner air in greener cities, where technology is to improve our customer experience, and live in great conditions to enjoy a higher standard of living in our homes.”

Free tickets are available here. The full line-up of speakers and agenda is on the Tenant Satisfaction Summit website.

April 20, 2021

What's your opinion?

Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.