Generation Rent’s mission is that every home in the private rented sector is safe, secure and affordable.



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.


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Submission to 


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.

Submission to the Tourist Accommodation Registration Scheme in England

Submission to the Decent Homes Standard




A Safe Place to Call Home – our vision for rental reform

Rent Control: What London renters want

Heat Our Homes, Not The Planet – energy efficiency in private rented homes

Cracking down on illegal evictions – a manifesto for Police and Crime Commissioners

The impact of licensing landlords on council enforcement

Rising rents in holiday let hotspots

Manifestos for the Wales Senedd, Scottish Parliament, and English councils and city regions

Changes in England: Covid eviction restrictions lifted. Government creates £65m Covid rent debt fund.


Private Renters’ Experiences of Coronavirus

The ability of renters claiming benefits to cover their rent

Proposal for Covid Rent Debt Fund

Parliamentary submission on Coronavirus and the PRS

Manifesto for the (postponed) London Mayoral election

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

Consultation responses on Abolition of Section 21 evictionsRogue landlord database reform, Eviction cases in the courts

Campaign against holiday let adverts on the London Underground

The cost of deposit-free schemes

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.


Consultation responses on Longer tenancies, Redress in the rental market 

Making Deposits Work For Renters 

Rented London: How local authorities can support private renters 

Landlords leaving the market make no difference to rents

Evidence submitted on Rent a room relief 

Parliamentary submissions on Private Rented Sector, Household Finances 

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.


Life in the Rental Market: what the future holds for older renters 

The Other Waitrose Effect – a look at gentrification and evictions

The scale and impact of letting fees

Parliamentary submissions on Draft Tenant Fees Bill, Older People 

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.


Secure tenancies, strong families, stable communities: reforming private renting 

Letting Fees: What we know and why they need to go

Causes and Consequences of Evictions in England 

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.


Queen’s Speech for Housing

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


Renters’ Manifesto

Buying Out of the Bubble

21st Century Rent Control

Changes in England

Letting agents required to join redress schemes



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.



Michael Hampton

Board Member & Treasurer

Samir Jeraj

Board Member

Toby Lloyd

Board Member

Ian Mulherirn

Chair of the Board

Hannah Williams

Board Member

Eleanor Solomon

Board Member

Vicky Spratt

Board Member


Will Barber Taylor

Digital Campaigns & Media Officer

Tilly Smith

Campaigns and Partnerships Officer

Conor O'Shea

Policy & Public Affairs Manager

Dan Wilson Craw

Deputy Chief Executive

Ben Twomey

Chief Executive

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Individual Advice

Generation Rent can’t offer advice about individual problems. Here are a few organisations that can:

You might also find quick but informal help on ACORN’s Facebook forum, and there are more suggestions on The Renters Guide.