Make deposits more affordable

Right now it costs an average of £808 to put down a deposit on a new home to rent.

This is a huge amount of money, especially when you probably have a similar sum already locked away in a deposit for the home you are leaving. For lots of us, it means borrowing money from friends or family or worse taking out risky payday loans to cover the costs.

That’s why we are calling for ‘deposit passporting’. It would give renters access to some money from their current deposit to put towards the next one.

Sign our petition calling for deposit passporting.

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We, the undersigned, call on the Housing Secretary to introduce a system of deposit passporting where tenants can transfer a portion of the deposit on their current home to their new home. This would mean needing to find less cash at a time when you’re already stressed out



End housing inequality

No renter should have to face discrimination or inequality If you are a migrant, refugee or minority ethnic renter, have community engagement experience or just want to help Generatoin Rent

Renters (Reform) Bill

What makes your house feel like home? For those lucky enough to own their home it might be the freshly washed sheets, the family photos, or their favourite spot on

Freeze Rents Now

Bills are soaring and the cost of renting and energy is hurting renters across the country We need the Government to introduce temporary measures to help renters get through this

A Decent Homes Standard for the PRS

Every renter should expect certain standards from their home. A warm, safe and secure home is what all renters deserve. However more than 1 million private rented homes are unsafe,

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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.