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Renting, Venting, Change

How people who rent can make renting fit and fair for all

23rd September 2017
Renfield St Stephen's Centre
Glasgow

We're putting on an event for people who rent privately-this means if you rent from a landlord or a letting agent. We'll have lots of chats, a photobooth, some food and some learning. Find out what the new tenancy law means to you, and how you can get to know your rights as a renter.

We'll be providing a crèche, a free lunch and can cover travel costs too. Get in touch to let us know if you need childcare or travel expenses.

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Agenda

Renting, venting, change: How people who rent can make renting fit and fair for all.

Throughout the day a surgery will be open with advisors present to deal with any issues.

10-11am Registration and networking

11.00-11.15 Welcome/intro
The welcome to be given by Gerry Keilty, a member of Shelter Scotland's tenants panel and Ellie Hutchinson, Project Manager.

11.15-11.45 Interview 
Hear Rebecca Chan from Living Rent and tenant panel member Duncan Thorpe alongside another private renter (tbc) to hear about their experiences of renting and making change.

12pm-12.15 Stalls and workshops- choose from:

  • Alternatives - co-ops/social letting agents.
    In this session, a housing co-operative and a social letting agent will present on what it means to be a “social” agent, or to do renting differently. Do you know about alternatives? What would be useful for you? This will be a learning and a discussion opportunity.
  • Learning- what does the law say about renting? A presentation by Shelter Scotland. Find out more about the new law coming in to force
  • Solutions- venting and renting. In this session, participants will work through some of the problems posted on the venting wall at the start of the day

12.15 - 12.45 Workshop session 1

12.45-1.30 Lunch

1.35-2.05 Workshop session 2

2.10-2.50 Rebecca Chan from living rent will look at developing a campaign - pick a problem and look at how we might change it

2.50-3.15 Zakia Moulaoui, from Social Bite and Invisible cities will close the day reflecting on community and connections

3.15-4pm Networking/drinks

In partnership with:
Living Rent

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