ABOUT GENERATION RENT
Generation Rent’s mission is that every home in the private rented sector is safe, secure and affordable.
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At Generation Rent, we make sure that the voices of private renters are heard – by landlords, by policymakers, and by politicians.
We’re fighting for a housing system that:
🏠 Supports renters’ wellbeing instead of damaging it
🏠 Strengthens communities instead of weakening them
🏠 Prioritises people instead of profit
And when we work together to win, we win big: thanks to our collective action, the government has promised to scrap Section 21, the law which means renters can be evicted at any time through no fault of their own.
RENTING IN THE UK
Parliamentary submission on second homes in Wales
Changes in England:
Government closes tax loophole for second homes.
Government announces intention to register landlords and impose new decency standards.
A Safe Place to Call Home – our vision for rental reform
Heat Our Homes, Not The Planet – energy efficiency in private rented homes
Cracking down on illegal evictions – a manifesto for Police and Crime Commissioners
Changes in England: Covid eviction restrictions lifted. Government creates £65m Covid rent debt fund.
Proposal for Covid Rent Debt Fund
Parliamentary submission on Coronavirus and the PRS
Changes in England: Suspension of eviction cases in the courts, and two extensions. Extended notice periods, and restrictions on bailiff evictions in winter. Increase in Local Housing Allowance to 30th percentile (UK). Electrical safety standards introduced.
Renter Manifesto for General Election
Campaign against holiday let adverts on the London Underground
Evidence submitted to government on Tenancy deposit reform
Changes in England: Tenant Fees Act bans most letting agent fees. Government announces plan to abolish Section 21. Transport for London bans advertising of illegal holiday let platforms.
Changes in Wales: Ban of letting agent fees.
Evidence submitted on Rent a room relief
Changes in England: Fitness for Human Habitation Act lets renters sue their landlord. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) ban letting of poorly insulated properties with F or G ratings.
The Other Waitrose Effect – a look at gentrification and evictions
Evidence submitted on Protecting consumers in the rental market
Changes in England: Draft Tenant Fees Bill published. Housing White Paper recognises lack of security for private renters.
Changes in Scotland: Private Residential Tenancy introduced, requiring landlords to provide grounds for eviction.
Parliamentary submission on Private Rented Sector
Changes in England: Housing and Planning Act introduces banning orders and civil penalties, and expands Rent Repayment Orders. Government announce plan to ban letting fees.
Changes in England: Deregulation Act gives councils powers to stop revenge evictions. Consumer Rights Act requires letting agents to publish fees
Changes in Wales: Introduction of landlord registration under Rent Smart Wales
HOW WE'RE FUNDED
Generation Rent is a campaign led by – and for – renters.
That means we can only achieve amazing things when everyone chips in together. To contribute to the campaign, you can donate today.
We also receive funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Oak Foundation, Nationwide Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Trust for London.
We are proud to be a Living Wage employer.
Our most recent company accounts are available here.