Generation Rent supporter Paris describes the racism she has faced whilst renting. The rental crisis, sure everybody’s heard of it. But past the surface-level topics, there’s something more sinister happening. It’s time we spoke about race in the housing crisis. As a young Black working-class woman, I never really anticipated
Generation Rent supporter Alex explains what it is like to face the threat of eviction or a sudden rent increase. My partner and I both have deep roots in the education sector, a field that values structure and responsibility. When it came time to find a place to call home,
Generation Rent supporter Jaime describes what it is like to face a sudden rent increase whilst renting as a family. My husband and I have two children, a boy of 6 and a little girl who’s 3. We were renting because, being self-employed, we faced considerable barriers to the mortgage
Generation Rent supporter Maggie describes what it is like to be stuck in a poor standard home. I am a single, middle-aged woman currently renting a very substandard flat in Hampshire, attempting to move, and having great difficulty finding a new place to live. There is nationally such a high
Generation Rent supporter John describes just how terrible an unfair eviction during the Christmas period is.
In October we were given eight weeks notice to leave our family home of eight years. Never have we missed a month’s rent. We pride ourselves on being good tenants who keep our home well
I have spent about a decade renting in the private sector. This covered my time as student through to working full time. Sometimes I’ve been tempted to try to work out how much I’ve actually spent on rent during the ten years, but I haven’t dared do it as I’m
Firstly, this isn’t my real name, I’ve disguised it because we live in a rural area and if I am identified as the source of this story, it will jeopardise our search for a new home as we will be seen as ‚Äòtroublemaking’ tenants. That very fact, tells you how
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.
Generation Rent supporter Katie tells us about the impossibility of making their house into a home in the current private rental market.
Generation Rent supporter Anna tells her story of renting while Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions continue.
I have been renting my studio flat for about two and a half years. I received my first Section 21 ‚Äòno fault’ eviction notice in the summer of 2019, but it
Generation Rent supporter Gemma tells us about the fears of homelessness that come with Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions.
Generation Rent supporter Shaun discusses the financial and emotional costs of Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions.