29 homes lost per day to the Holiday Homes SectorDec 06, 2022
England’s housing supply lost nearly 11,000 properties to the second home and holiday let sector between 2021 and 2022, according to our new analysis of local tax data.
Findings reveal startling prevalence of 'Sex for Rent' and predatory behaviour in the private rental marketDec 06, 2022
Content warning: Sexual offences
Research conducted by Generation Rent and Mumsnet has revealed a shocking prevalence of predatory behaviour, from unscrupulous landlords and letting agents towards tenants, in the private rented sector.
In a survey of 1045 submissions, respondents reported that unscrupulous landlords or letting agents had acted inappropriately or predatorily towards them in the past:
- 4% of respondents had been offered free or discounted rent in exchange for sexual favours
- 14% had experienced suggestive remarks
- 12% heard comments of a sexual nature
- 11% experienced unwanted comments about their body or appearance
- 4% had experienced unwanted touching
And private renters not in a relationship and on lower incomes were significantly more likely to report that they had experienced harassment and abuse.
Black History Month: The fight to end housing inequalityOct 24, 2022
Housing has always been an important aspect of the fight for racial equality. In celebration of Black History Month 2022, at Generation Rent we are commemorating the work of black campaigners and their fight towards housing equality. However, it is also important to acknowledge how far we still have to go.