Alex’s story

I was living in my flat with my partner for two years. We’d had concerns about the amount of rent and the maintenance of the property for some time. Our concerns were ignored by our landlord.

Suddenly, one day he asked for a £500 per month increase, not just to us but to the other renters living in our building as well. The increase was too much – because we couldn’t afford it he served a Section 21 no-fault eviction on us. This had devastating emotional and financial consequences for us as we had to find somewhere new to live with only two months’ notice.

I continue to live in fear that my current landlord might sell or simply decide to evict us if we won’t agree to an increase in the rent. Feeling insecure day after day in your own home is no way to live. That’s why change needs to happen.

Landlords are supposed to be in the business of providing homes, so should not be allowed to evict a tenant who simply wants a decent place to live.

I’m so glad that renters have an organisation like Generation Rent that is working hard to abolish unfair Section 21 evictions and hold landlords to higher standards.

That’s why I want to support Generation Rent this Christmas and help them with their fight to end Section 21 and make renting a better quality and more affordable experience. No renter should be forced out of their home and afraid that the same thing might happen again.

By joining Generation Rent as a member this Christmas you will help make renters’ voices louder at a crucial time when the Renters (Reform) Bill is going through Parliament and political parties are thinking about what to offer voters at the next election.

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