The Renters Reform Coalition believes all renters deserve a safe, affordable and secure home, where they can live and flourish.
Too many people live in insecure, unaffordable, unsafe homes. Over the last 20 years, the number of people renting from a private landlord has doubled. Successive governments have failed to reform the private rented sector and give England’s 11 million private renters a decent place to call home. This needs to change.
Made up of 22 leading organisations supporting private renters, including national housing charities, renter unions, advice centres and think tanks, we are united in our mission to reform the private rented sector so that everyone who relies on it for their home can prosper.
The Government has pledged to end section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions, and one year ago we welcomed their plans to reform private renting in the upcoming Renters Reform Bill.
The Bill is an opportunity to redesign our housing system, creating a fairer balance between renters and landlords. These reforms are also a chance to improve the safety, security and condition of privately rented homes. But we need to make sure that the new laws deliver.
So, as a coalition we are looking forward to working with the Government and other partners to take this opportunity to deliver a more just housing system.
Everyone deserves a safe and secure place to live that they can afford, where they can feel at home.
Security We want an end to section 21 ‘no fault evictions’. Renters deserve secure homes that they can call their own, where they can put down roots, free from the worry of the upheaval and cost of an unexpected house move. This important peace of mind is called tenant security.
A Just Housing System The power imbalance between landlords and renters must be addressed. We want a system within which renters feel empowered to stand up for their rights and ask for reasonable improvements, without fear of retaliatory eviction.
Safety Renters deserve the right to live in good health in a safe home, free of serious hazards and disrepair. We want a system of enforcement that is properly resourced, that listens to renters and that that protects renters against criminal landlords who let out unsafe properties, illegally evict or harass renters.