RRC - Our supporters - Renters champions

Our renter champions

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Our partners and champions

RRC Partners & Champions

Lord Bird
Champion

"The renter's reform bill must be prioritised - the fear of eviction caused by S21 can stop households from establishing roots in local communities and at a time when wellbeing and belonging is at an all-time low, we should be easing these anxieties. Our biggest issue now is stopping mass homelessness - prevention at a time of severe crisis is the only answer."

Lord Bird
Founder of The Big Issue
Partner

"The Housing Law Practitioners Association is a forum for all those who practice housing law for the benefit of the homeless, tenants and other occupiers of housing. The system does not work for our clients. Private tenancies do not provide the security needed for a stable life, especially for vulnerable tenants or those with children. Social housing and homeownership are for the few. S21 proceedings are rife with technical defences, but these are a delaying tactic in most cases. Due to advice deserts or lack of eligibility, many tenants cannot access legal aid to defend possession proceedings. HLPA supports the Renters Reform Coalition to create a workable, stable system which treats houses as homes, not merely assets.”

The Housing Law Practitioners Association

Partner

Medact is a UK charity for global health, working on issues related to conflict, poverty and the environment.

MedAct
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Partner

“The Smith Institute is a leading independent public policy think tank. The Institute’s high-level research enables us to engage national and local decision makers on policies for a prosperous and fair society.”

The Smith Institute
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Partner

“With a growing number of StepChange advice clients living in rented housing, we see first-hand the harm that insecure housing and the fear of eviction has on people struggling with problem debt. That’s why we are delighted to partner with the RRC and campaign with them for much-needed reform of the private rented sector."

Stepchange
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Partner

"We support the Renters Reform Coalition because every older person deserves a safe place to grow old. An often forgotten and overlooked group, a significant number of older private renters are particularly vulnerable. High rents leave one in three older renters in poverty after the rent is paid and they are less likely to have savings to fall back on. Older renters are more likely than older home owners to be unwell. Almost a quarter of a million older renters, nearly three in ten, do not live in decent housing. At Age UK we believe that older private renters deserve more security, particularly as their numbers are forecast to grow. That’s why we’re calling for changes to security of tenure for all renters, including an end to Section 21 or ‘no-fault’ evictions.”

Caroline Abrahams, Chief Executive Officer
Age UK
Northern Housing Consortium
Partner

“1 in 4 private rented properties in the North fail to meet the decent homes standard. That’s not acceptable. Levelling-up housing standards must start with giving renters the security they need to exercise their rights. That’s why we support the aims of the Renters’ Reform Coalition.” 

Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive Officer
Northern Housing Consortium

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