Licensing landlords drives up standards in England
Councils that require landlords to be licensed take more than twice as much enforcement action as those that don’t.
We've spent £21,000 on moving costs since 2017 - James's Story
Generation Rent supporter James* discusses the high cost of unwanted moves, and the toll they have on renting families.
44,000 renters faced homelessness in our wait for eviction reform
In April 2019, the government promised to abolish Section 21 "no fault" evictions. Two years later, we're still waiting for Parliament to change the law.
Deposit cap keeps over £100 in renters' pockets
Finding the money for the deposit on a new tenancy can be extremely difficult for many private renters. Not only does this make the cost of moving even more stressful but it also makes it harder for tenants to move out of an unsuitable property and puts tenants who face eviction at risk of homelessness.
But the good news is that the cap on deposits introduced in June 2019 means renters now have an average of £113 more in their pockets.
Not even disabled renters are safe from evictions - Emma's Story
Generation Rent supporter Emma explains what it's like facing a revenge eviction and the effect of discrimination in the private rental market as a disabled renter.
The cost of unwanted moves
Moving home is expensive - it's even worse when you have no choice in the matter. Unwanted moves are costing private renters in England £229m per year.
The holiday let boom is causing a crisis for local renters
A sharp rise in properties being let out as holiday homes, has meant that renters around the UK are being priced out of their own local communities, our latest research has found. And renters in Scotland, Wales and the South West of England are the worst hit.
I just want to feel that this is my home - Katie's story
Generation Rent supporter Katie tells us about the impossibility of making their house into a home in the current private rental market.
Licensing schemes protect tenants - so let's do more
The licensing of rented properties makes it much easier for tenants to enforce their rights. It also helps to tackle criminal landlords.
Breaking the letting fees ban - what we know
Holding deposits are the most common type of payment that landlords and letting agents break the rules on.
You may have more protections than you think
The ban on most evictions was lifted this week and the notice period on Section 21 evictions has been reduced from 6 months to 4 months. But if your landlord has failed to provide you with certain documents you could be protected from eviction - up to three quarters of renters, according to our latest research.
Our new research has also revealed the lack of knowledge about rights among private renters, which the first Renters' Rights Awareness Week, taking place on 14-20 June, aims to change.