Many councils have a forum for local landlords to deliver training and consult on proposals, but only a handful have anything like this for private renters.
By formalising engagement with renters, local authorities can:
- Engage better with residents who rent from private landlords will help and take appropriate action to protect them
- Learn more about residents who face homelessness, whether they are evicted or are forced to leave their family or friends’ home, and make efforts to prevent it
- Give private renters more information about the rights they have and how to exercise them.
That’s why Generation Rent is working with councillors and local authorities to help them consult private renters to assess how accessible they are to private renters and what more needs to be done.
Resources to download
This is the executive summary of our 2021-22 research with five local authorities. Let us know using the form opposite, if you want a copy of the full report with all the information on the project, summaries of the quantitative and qualitative results, and examples of best practice examples.
Model motion, for you to encourage your Group or local authority to do more to protect and engage private renters.
Protect and Engage Checklist, list of the activities councillors and local authorities can do to better protect and engage renters.