Renters' Campaign Group Is Crowdfunding To Stay Active

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 32 months ago
Renters' Campaign Group Is Crowdfunding To Stay Active
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If you rent, you might be interested in this. One of the few campaign groups with your interests at heart has opened a crowdfunding appeal so it can keep up its work.

Generation Rent has been going for less than 18 months, but has already been successful in securing legal changes to revenge evictions and tax breaks for landlords, and was one of the main groups lobbying to put housing at the forefront of the general election. With a mayoral election looming it's more important than ever that renters have a voice — who else is going to put the case for longer tenancies, better regulation for landlords, lower letting agent fees and maybe even a rent cap? After all, we live in a city where rents in Newham and Brent take up 65% of the average salary.

The group is working hard to secure long term funding but needs to raise £60k by the end of August to keep going. If you can, chuck them a few quid. After all, maybe one day you'll be in the situation where a landlord refuses to fix something, or even throws you out. Without reforms to the law, tenants remain in a fairly crappy position. Generation Rent could help to change that.

Last Updated 07 August 2015