Renting has doubled in the past decade but there is still no protection from high rents, short tenancies and squalid properties. For the past year and a half Generation Rent has been organising renters and giving them a voice in the media and in politics.
Generation Rent needs your help. We unexpectedly have only two months of funding left. There is a real danger that the campaign will simply vanish, and with it the national voice of private renters in the media and political debate.
We are working hard to secure new sources of long term funding, but this will take months and we need your help now. We need to raise £60,000 by 31 August. These funds would allow us to continue our work empowering renters to put pressure on Parliament, the London mayoral candidates and local councils while applying for grants and building a sustainable organisation.
Please donate just £20 – or what you can afford – on our crowdfunding site, People’s Republic, who are kindly waiving their fees because they like us so much.Read more
What does one post-graduate living in Manchester have in common with 528,000 other people in the country?
He's a private renter under the age of 35.
Like a further 213,000 of private tenants last year, Georges complained to his landlord because of the state of the property and in doing so, faced potential retaliatory eviction.
Like the large majority of tenants affordability was a factor that led to him being a part of a house share.
What will Manchester's Candidates Pledge for the future of Renters?
National environmental campaigning group Friends of the Earth are launching their Pre-General Election Survey, designed to quiz local and national candidates on their standpoints on a wide variety of social and environmental issues affecting the country.
Generation Rent have submitted the following question to the Manchester Friends of the Earth Group, who'll collate the data from the thousands of candidate responses prior to the General Election result on May 7th.Read more
Now it is 2015 we are asking who'll be ringing in the changes?
The renter-landscape is changing and with this changing and increasing number of renters comes an increasing need for a just and sustainable housing system. As we approach the general election these needs should become demands.