Friday lunchtime lecture: Generation Rent - empowering tenants through open data

Friday 09 May 2014, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

You bring your lunch, we provide tea & coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

For our 9th May lecture... Generation Rent - empowering tenants through open data.

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With UK tenants facing soaring rents, poor conditions, a lack of security and unfair practices from landlords and letting agents - the private rented sector is high on the public and political agenda. The Government says it wants to fix this yet it doesn’t even know how many landlords there are in the country.

Alex Hilton, Director of housing organisation Generation Rent, made a plea for open data that can inform policy, drive up standards and help renters to get a better deal.