Our renter champions
Our partners and champions
“4.4 million households in the private rented sector are crying out for change. Everyone should have a secure home, in a decent and safe condition, that they can afford. Changing the law to help renters is long overdue – and that’s why I’m supporting the Renters Reform Coalition.”
"The Renters' 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."
Housing injustice has emerged as one of the greatest challenges facing migrant and Eastern European communities in the UK. We support the coalition to drive guidance and a blueprint for government action on safe, secure and affordable homes for all.
38 Degrees is a community of more than a million people who - in a moment away from their busy days - take small actions on issues they care about, which all add up to something bigger.
Every time we win together we move our country a step towards the fairer, more sustainable place we’re fighting for, where we are treated - and treat each other - with respect.
For renters in England the housing system is neither fair nor respectful, so we are proud to support the Renters Reform Coalition to ensure the Government lives up to its promise to renters.
Our research shows that decades of financialisation and government mismanagement has created a two-tier housing system in England and Wales. On the one hand: an expensive system of homeownership; and on the other a precarious, unaffordable and dangerous rental sector. This is underpinned by government policies that encourage investment in our homes without protections for tenants, political fearmongering that homeownership is the only desirable form of tenure, and a lack of regulations to require basic standards of living in rented homes. We support the Renters' Reform Coalition because we need to bring our housing system back into balance, and ensure that everyone can be safe, secure and warm, no matter what tenure they choose to live in.
"Loughborough Students' Union supports the Renters Reform Coalition for one key reason, students are not second-class renters. All our students deserve a safe and warm place to live whilst they carry out their studies. As we saw during COVID this often forgotten and overlooked group, are particularly vulnerable when it comes to renting privately. Students can pay upwards £160 a week for the privilege to live in mould-ridden accommodation, and we wonder why the mental health of our students and young people is suffering. Only 1 in 2 students are confident that they have enough money to cover their basic living costs with 1 in 4 students regularly going without food due to rising costs. At LSU we believe that student private renters deserve more. That’s why we are joining these calls and showing our support for the Renters Reform Coalition and the Renters Reform Bill."
“Housing has been a common theme in Poverty Truth Commissions up and down the country, with Commissioners who have experience of poverty highlighting the poor standards they experience renting their homes from private landlords and the barriers to getting repairs and improvements. Our Commissioners who are social landlords and senior local authority leaders have pointed out the discrepancy between the scrutiny applied to council and social housing and that given to rented tenures. Joining the Renters Reform Coalition means we are part of a combined effort to enable everyone renting in the private sector to live somewhere that they can call home.”
We support the Renters' Reform Coalition because we believe that everyone should have access to a decent, safe and affordable place to call home and that renters should receive a good service from their landlord.
"At Impact on Urban Health, we know that a stable, secure, affordable home is essential to protecting and maintaining our physical and mental wellbeing. People in precarious, privately rented housing pay for it with their health, and the burden falls hardest on those who have the least. That’s why we support the work of the Renter’s Reform Coalition on reform for the private rental sector – because inequalities in housing contribute to inequalities in health."
“No one should be forced to choose between their home and their pet, but sadly, one of the main reasons that animals are relinquished to Dogs Trust is because of a change to the owner’s circumstances, such as when they are unable to find accommodation that will accept their dog. We want to make sure that the private rented sector better supports pet owners and enables them to find a secure and affordable home that meets their wants and needs.”