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 well
Shane’s Story – My unsafe home caught fire on New Year’s Eve
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
We’ve spent £21,000 on moving costs since 2017 – James’s Story
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
Emma’s Story – Not even disabled renters are safe from evictions
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.
I just want to feel that this is my home – Katie’s story
Generation Rent supporter Katie tells us about the impossibility of making their house into a home in the current private rental market.
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 it
Gemma’s Story – No fault evictions are terrifying
Generation Rent supporter Gemma tells us about the fears of homelessness that come with Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions.
Shaun’s Story – The true cost of ‘no fault’ evictions
Generation Rent supporter Shaun discusses the financial and emotional costs of Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions.
We’re being evicted for no reason – Irene and Jack’s story
My husband and I have had an assured shorthold tenancy since 1997. I’m 65 years of age and my husband is 69. Over the years we have had to carry out repairs to the property ourselves which we have been prepared to do. Since December 2019, our landlord has been
Renting as a family under Section 21 – Laura’s Story
It can be difficult to think back on life before the coronavirus lockdown. But even as long ago as the first week in March, we knew we were on the cusp of it. It was during this time, when the lockdown turned from an ‚Äòif’ to a ‚Äòwhen’,