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Renters Voice for Private Tenants

LATEST: Private tenants ongoing concerns about paying rent

Renters' Voice have shared their ongoing concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on renters like themselves with Deirdre Hargey, the Minister for Communities. 

LATEST: Renters' Voice information sessions

Find out what Renters' Voice have been doing to help renters who are worried about COVID-19. This video session also includes an update from Housing Rights adviser who explains what changes have been made to help tenants who are struggling because of COVID-19. This includes information about benefit changes, new laws to increase the amount of time you have to be given before you can be asked to leave your rented home and guidance from the government to help direct renters and landlords during this crisis. This was recorded in June 2020 before the most recent extension to the notice to quit legislation

LATEST: Renters set out their needs in response to coronavirus crisis

Renters' Voice have surveyed private tenants in the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown to understand what government measures need to be put in place to properly assist private tenants dealing with this crisis. 

Have your renter's voice heard

Do you rent from a private landlord or letting agent?

Would you like to share your experience to improve things for private renters?

With support from the Nationwide Foundation, Housing Rights is delighted to introduce Renters’ Voice.

Renters’ Voice is a new project for people who rent privately to:

  • Share your experience of renting (good and bad)
  • Work with fellow renters to come up with ways to make renting better
  • Have a voice that is heard by landlords, politicians and government

There will be different ways to get involved, for example attending meetings and planning ways to speak up as a group, or just asking to be consulted about issues that affect you. 

There will also be opportunities to attend free training and to build skills in areas such as research, communications and representing the project. 

Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

To find out more fill in the form below or email rentersvoice@housingrights.org.uk.

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