Campaigning for Private Tenants Rights

Thursday 9 July. 6pm. Generation Rent Croydon Meeting

St Matthews Yard, Surrey St. 

MP Initiative to curb bad landlords

Since the election Generation Rent has  been pushing MPs and the government hard to include improvements for renters in their plans. Emails to MPs from its supporters have been incredibly valuable. It now have a chance to make improvements to renters’ lives: in a Private Member’s Bill from Karen Buck MP.

The Westminster North MP has announced that her Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill will strengthen tenants’ ability to force their landlord to make repairs. Generation Rent will be working over the coming months to help her gain cross-party support and achieve change for the country’s renters.

Letting Agents Now Required to Publish Fees

One of the few changes the Coalition government made to help renters was to require letting agents in England to publish their fees – the law came into force a few weeks ago. Generation Rent is now working with local renters groups to gather this newly published data to create online fee comparison tools for the benefit of flat hunters, and to put pressure on councils to crack down on agents who are flouting the rules.

Generation Rent says: ‘If you want to help strengthen the fight for the country’s renters, please consider making a donation on our website.’

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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