Generation Rent and HEAR Private Renting Survey

Every private renter should live in a safe, secure andaffordable home - yet too many are denied this basic right.

An upcoming rental reform White Paper is imminent - therehas never been a more important time for these renters to have their voicesheard.

With this in mind, Generation Rent and HEAR have launched aproject which seeks to better understand the experiences of private renters.

To support this important work, please share their surveywith your mailing list.

And post information about the project to your socialmedia.


Clickthis link to share the survey to your Facebook page.

Here is a pre-written post you can use, but feelfree to make it your own:

1 in 8 of all privately rented homes in England pose aserious threat to the health and safety of tenants. And it is marginalisedrenters who face the worst conditions.

Rental reforms are coming, but we must ensure that it istenants who shape these reforms. @generationrentuk and HEAR Network havelaunched a project to better understand the experiences of renters, in the UK.

Are you a private renter? Complete their survey here.


Click here to Tweet aboutthe survey.

Why is this project so important?

These reforms could be the most substantial change toprivate renting we have seen in a generation, and it is essential that tenantsshape this change.

Recentresearch by the Common's Public Accounts Committee found that a staggering 1 in8 of all privately rented homes in England posed a serious threat to the healthand safety of tenants. And it is ethnic minority, migrant, disabled andlow-income renters that disproportionately face the very worst conditions. TheEnglish Housing Survey found that White British households were less likely tobe overcrowded than households from all other ethnic groups combined.Meanwhile, a shocking 1 in 3 Mixed White and Black African households live innon-decent homes.

Moreover,discrimination in private renting dramatically restricts the availability ofhomes to live in. The Common's Public Accounts Committee also found that aquarter of landlords were unwilling to let to non-British passport holders andover half were unwilling to let to tenants who received Housing Benefit, meaningthat migrants (who are more likely not to have British passports) andlow-income and disabled renters often have fewerchoices and are therefore forced into a more precarious situation.

So please

sharetheir survey with your mailing list. And if you want to find moreout about the project, contact

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