Renters Stories

The challenges of being a young renter – Joe’s Story

Generation Rent supporter Joe, a young renter who is moving from student accommodation to the wider private rented sector, shares his experiences of renting. While my experience with private renting over the last five years since leaving home certainly is not as harrowing as some of the experiences others have

Racism in Housing – Paris’ Story

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

What it’s like to face a sudden rent increase – Jaime’s Story

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

I can’t move out of my miserable home – Maggie’s Story

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

Evicted on Christmas Eve – John’s Story

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

Section 21 evictions forever hang over me – Anna’s Story

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

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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.