GENERATION RENT campaigns for professionally managed, secure, decent and affordable private rented homes in sustainable communities.

Join us today and help campaign for a better deal for private renters.

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  • hwh-1.pngCall for changes in legislation, strategies, policies and practices to make private housing a better place to live

  • hwh-2.pngStrengthen the voice of private tenants by developing a national network of private renters and local private renters’ groups
  • hwh-3.pngEncourage private renters to set up local groups in their own areas
  • hwh-4.pngWork with affiliates towards achieving the aims of Generation Rent
  • commented 2014-06-25 12:52:31 +0100
    We are looking to create a place where tenants can have a voice. Currently just for students in Liverpool; we’re going nationwide soon http://residentreview.co.uk/
  • commented 2014-06-24 23:59:49 +0100
    Regulation has got to change. Working parents or anyone who has had a change in circumstance need longer tenancies. Generations of children will be effected by the upheval and stress unplanned moves create. Agents fees need to be scrapped. I have just watched the BBC panorama documentary , and I was saddended by what I saw. Why is there no law or regulation in place to prevent poor housing being given to people in the private sector.
    Why is it that there are many boarded up pubs “eyesores” just sitting there in our local towns etc? Why cant the council and developers act quickly and demolish to build homes for people?
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  • commented 2014-06-18 19:53:49 +0100
    Good evening

    I am a landlord of 17 years – I look after single person households – I do not charge letting fees, nor a deposit and you can give me a week’s notice to leave! Despite this many of my tenants stay for years and years! look us up on www.safrh.co.uk.

    I am passionate about what I do and have the will and the infrastructure to expand throughout the UK – but I can’t get funding – not because the PRS model I run does not earn a profit for the investors but that simply investors like the top end frothy market and not the ordinary end of things!

    I appled for the Government Build to Rent Fund got through the first round was a housing model to be supported and then was rejected at the 11th hour in favour of the high net worth development companies.

    I have local councils begging me to put a safrh home in their borough and I can do this – but not till I’m funded.

    Perhaps ‘people power’ will get me the funding I need to give single person households a long term place which is a home which they can decorate , only get an annual rent increase and not every year either! and you can live there if you want for ever! It is social affordable and geared to make living with us a very positive experience – read our independent tenant survey……………. we make sure that for the single person with only 1 wage coming into the house that all utilities are as cheap as possible and everyone shares one standing charge and there are no sign up fees or any hidden extras………………………

    www.safrh.co.uk

    lets not only be heard lets get the right people to be landlords – there are some and I am one!!!

    canvass your MP or who you can if you like what you read about us and can see how we can help – if we get funded we can get building

    you can ring me on 01428 68 2589 or Cameron on 01323 640292

    Maggie
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    Join Generation Rent to improve renting for all in the UK. The few should not profit at the cost of the many.

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During his recent visit to New York City, the Mayor of London took the opportunity to announce one of his key pre-election pledges for the private rented sector, the London Living Rent.

Doing so while overseas was both surprising and interesting and his visit to New York highlighted the challenges facing the Mayors of both cities.

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Today Generation Rent publishes 'London's Turning: Towards a sustainable private rented sector under the new Mayor', our call on Sadiq Khan to act rapidly and boldly in his response to the capital's housing crisis.

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To remind him what’s at stake, we have uncovered another startling trend that is hurting the city and its people.

Every year the Office for National Statistics releases figures on internal migration – how many people move from one part of the UK to another – and people are moving out of London at an alarming rate.  

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Does your MP support a ban on letting fees?

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We have been banging on about banning letting fees for more than two years now. The case against them keeps getting stronger.

The latest evidence is from the English Housing Survey, which revealed in July that up to 69% of tenants living in unsatisfactory homes are discouraged from moving out because of the cost of agent fees. It also suggests the scam is worth around £115m a year.* 

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The decline of ownership, and meaningless means

A version of this article appeared on Inside Housing.

Last Tuesday, the Resolution Foundation dominated the headlines and airwaves with its report into levels of home ownership. Using figures from the Labour Force Survey, their big finding was that Greater Manchester saw the biggest fall in owner occupation from its peak at the turn of the century. It was a pattern seen across the north.

It’s no shock that the housing crisis is gripping the whole country. Our analysis of the 2011 census in 2014 found that ownership levels were already dropping in major urban areas. These figures are a bit more up to date.

While London and the South East have the most insane house prices, buying a home anywhere has become more difficult. This is because wages haven’t risen by much, and more people are in insecure employment, so it’s harder to save and to qualify for a mortgage. House prices became uncoupled from wages before the credit crunch, and didn’t revert to affordable levels after it.

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Got opinions about renting? We want them

As part of our work, we want to make sure that we're doing the best we can for renters, and a big part of that is understanding your experiences and hopes for the future. 

The housing crisis is such a complex beast that there are a range of views about how to fix it - and we'd like to know what yours are too.

That's why we are running a survey until mid-August. 

 

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