There is no doubt that there has been a increase in rent arrears under universal credit with 50 per cent of council tenants under the new benefit being at least one month behind on their rent and 30 per cent being two months behind. In contrast, only 10 per cent of council tenants on housing benefit are a month behind on their rent.
With a tough economic climate and welfare reform, it is crucial that social housing organisations develop strategies to ensure effective rent collection.
With this in mind, Understanding ModernGov pleased to invite you to its Effectively Reducing Rent Arrears CPD certified training course. This highly practical and interactive training day will be taking place in Central London on Tuesday 24th of April.
Join housing expert Eamon McGoldrick and leave the day with the skills to pre-empt rent arrears and create preventative techniques to identify and support tenants at risk of rent arrears.
Key sessions our confirmed speakers will deliver:
Welfare Reform and the Impact on Rent Arrears
Eamon McGoldrick, Managing Director, of National Federation of Arms-Length Management Organisations
Effectively Managing Welfare Reform Influences on Rent Arrears
Rob Watkins, Head of Income Services – Housing, Sanctuary Housing Association
Preventative Strategies and Tenant Support to Reduce Rent Arrears
James Reseigh, Service Leader – Tenancy Services Manager, Knightstone Housing
Understanding the Legalities of Rent Collection and Enforcement
Andrew Lane, Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers
Creating New Approaches to Tackling Rent Arrears
Chris Gent, Debt Recovery Manager, WDH
Pete Beaumont, Financial Inclusion Manager, WDH
WDH were winner of Outstanding Approach to Income Management at UK Housing Awards 2017
Workshop: Developing an Effective Rent Arrears Management Strategy
Eamon McGoldrick, Managing Director, National Federation of Arms-Length Management Organisations