Homelessness and the Private Rented Sector

Event Date: 17-Nov-2016 Venue: Parliament Hall Cost:
Duration: Expected Seats: Sponsor:

Professor Joe Doherty- Chair

Speakers include:

Dr Ross Morris, University of Glasgow
“A house, not a home? Homeless people’s experiences of the Private Rented Sector in Scotland.
Dr Steve Rolfe, University of Stirling
“Social enterprise solutions for the
Private Rented Sector.”

Dr Sharon Leahy, University of St Andrews
 “The Immigration Act and the ‘Right to Rent’: exploring governing tensions within and beyond the state.

Jed Meers, University of York
“Intentionally Homeless? A review of recent
case law.”

Dr Nissa Finney, University of St Andrews
Disadvantage and discrimination in the Private Rented Sector.

Fiona McPhail, Solicitor, Shelter Housing Law Service
“Homeless Advice and Assistance for tenants leaving the Private Rented Sector.”

Professor Douglas Robertson, University of Stirling
“Private Rented Sector: past, present and future.
Robert Aldridge, Chief Executive, Homeless Action Scotland.
Homelessness and the Private Rented Sector in Scotland.

The event is funded by the Housing Studies Association (HSA) and the Centre for
Housing Research (CHR) and is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided. There are a limited number of early career researcher travel bursaries available.Please email Dr Joe Crawford if you wish to attend. Abstracts for presentations should be submitted no later than Monday 8th November