Karen Buck MP to Speak at CIEH Housing Conference

Publication Date: 4th May 2018

Subject: Housing

Karen Buck, Member of Parliament for Westminster North, is to deliver the keynote speech at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s (CIEH) housing conference on the 9th May, where she will discuss her Private Member’s Bill on landlords and the private rented sector.  

Having received cross-party support, Ms Buck’s bill seeks to update the law requiring rented homes to be presented and maintained in a state fit for human habitation. It would also introduce new means of redress for renters, who will be able to seek action through the courts where a property is in an unfit condition. 

With the vital issue of housing now dominating the domestic political landscape, the Government has made fixing the housing market a priority; making the CIEH Housing and Health Conference even  more relevant and important. 

With around 150 attendees from across the environmental health profession, the topical one day conference will outline the new measures to tackle rogue landlords in line with the new regulations which came into force this April. 

As well as detailed insight into the new HMO regulations, the CIEH Housing and Health Conference programme will provide strategic insight into wider housing policy issues and key challenges facing the housing sector. 

In addition, with the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety due to conclude, there will be a panel discussion on the post-Grenfell housing landscape and the wider implications and challenges for future regulation of tall buildings. 

Anne Godfrey, CEO of CIEH, said: 

“We are delighted to be welcoming Karen Buck to our conference, and to hear more about her important Bill.  

Taking steps to tackle some of the fundamental flaws in our housing market is a very pressing issue, and we are heartened to see that Karen’s Bill is getting the cross-party support it deserves.  

Our members are looking forward to hearing more about the Bill’s progress at what will be a lively and interesting conference.”  


Operational Notice 

Karen Buck MP will be speaking at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Housing and Health conference: 

Date: Wednesday 9th May 2018

Time: 10:10am
Location: 15 Hatfields, Southbank, London, SE1 8DJ

Journalists are invited to attend this event.  

For further information and a full programme, please see here: https://www.cieh.org/events/10th-CIEH-housing-and-health-conference.html 

Notes to Editors 

For enquiries or to confirm attendance, please contact Ross Matthewman, Public Affairs and PR Manager, on 02078275922 or r.matthewman@cieh.org  

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):    

CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing more than 8,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved.  

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.   

For more information visit www.cieh.org and follow CIEH on Twitter @The_CIEH 




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