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).
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.”