We are done with renting. Damp and mould. Bad landlords. Being evicted for no reason.
Renting in England needs fixing, and with the added pressure of a cost-of-living crisis private renters feel more stretched, insecure and scared.
We look at the state of renting and we say: enough is enough.
It doesn't have to be like this.
Over two years ago the government promised us a Renters’ Reform Bill. Government have finally published their proposal for this once-in-a-generation chance to fix renting for good.
Now we must keep the pressure up on the government to make sure that they turn their plans into law as soon as possible. The government must:
- Scrap unfair Section 21 ‘no fault’ eviction notices – which allow landlords to evict tenants even when they’ve done nothing wrong, with just two months’ notice
- Create a register for landlords - so renters know who their landlord is
- Give Local Authorities more power to uphold renters' rights
- Make it illegal for landlords and agents to refuse to rent properties to families and people in receipt of benefits
Enough is enough. Nothing will change unless we make sure that 2022 is the year we finally get the government to deliver on its plan to fix renting.