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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

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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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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