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Radical EPC Targets and Rent Controls are latest party pledges

Another raft of General Election pledges have been made to transform the private rental sector - this time from the Green...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says landlords should  share tax break with tenants

The Generation Rent activist group says the Conservative manifesto pledge to give a tax break to landlords selling to tenants should...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour upsets Generation Rent by prioritising first time buyers

The Generation Rent activist group has issued a statement appearing sharply critical of Labour’s first new policy on housing in the General...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists use homelessness issue to demand new Renters Reform Bill

The issue of homelessness and cost of temporary accommodation are being cited as reasons for a new version of the Renters...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent demands Labour make “all evictions discretionary”

New demands from the Generation Rent group go much further than the original Renters Reform Bill in removing landlords’ rights. The group...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour activist demanding Airbnb clampdown dropped by party

A Labour councillor who has wanted restricted rights for buy to let landlords and short let hosts has been dropped as...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

They Think It’s All Over - renter activists unhappy about Reform Bill

In theory the Renters Reform Bill could become law if government and opposition agree to prioritise it in the few remaining...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Selling Up? Generation Rent says it makes no difference!

The Generation Rent group of activists says it doesn’t matter if landlords sell up and leave the private rental sector. Appearing to...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge corporate landlord targeted by protesting activists

Grainger, the Stock Market listed corporate landlord, has been targeted by protesters over rent levels. A protest outside Grainger’s London HQ marks...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s War! Activist groups in conflict over Labour report and rent controls

The fragile peace between different groups in the Renters Reform Coalition has ended in a dispute about a Labour-commissioned report on...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Official - Labour will NOT introduce rent controls if it wins election

The Labour Party will not introduce rent controls if it wins the election. A spokesperson for the party is quoted on today’s...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour left puts Khan under pressure over housing policies

Sadiq Khan, newly elected for a third term as London Mayor, is already under pressure from the Labour Left to be...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Rental Sector Review launch with Generation Rent

The chief executive of Generation Rent is one of the speakers at the launch of a review of the private rental...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wants landlords to pay if a tenant moves

The Generation Rent activist group has once again repeated its demand for a series of reforms surrounding the scrapping of Section...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Paul Shamplina demands government set date for Section 21 abolition

Landlord Action founder Paul Shamplina says the government must set a date for Section 21 abolition to give all sides of...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill U-turn by tenant activists

The coalition of 20-plus groups which have previously spoken enthusiastically about the Renters Reform Bill has now changed its mind. On April...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent activists spurn Reform Bill olive branch from NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association has taken the unusual step of extending an olive branch to the activists who run the...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists line up to criticise Renters Reform Bill amendments

The Renters Reform Bill returns to the House of Commons today with activist groups critical of amendments put forward to reach...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offering landlords “training to help them improve”

Landlords have only until Friday to give their views on a controversial licensing consultation from a council known for its aggressive...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists claim Renters Reform Bill change will worsen Domestic Abuse

Generation Rent claims a proposed government amendment to the Renters Reform Bill may ‘trap’ victims of domestic abuse. Generation Rent - which...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Eviction Notice for Gove! - activists mark Section 21 anniversary

A small number of activists have tried to erect a four metre high mock eviction notice on one of Housing Secretary...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Pressure on Labour to introduce beefed-up rental reform

An activist group says any future Labour government should introduce a beefed-up version of the Renters Reform Bill - whether or...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs return at last - Renters Reform Bill on the agenda

MPs return to the Commons today after a substantial Easter recess - and with progress on the Renters Reform Bill on...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill changes not as key as opponents claim - expert comment

Amendments to be made to the Renters Reform Bill when it returns to the Hoise of Commons next week won’t significantly...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and Generation Rent daggers drawn over controversial report

Landlords and renters’ activists are at either end of the spectrum reacting to a controversial report on the private rental sector. Yesterday...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists trying to push Labour into imposing rent controls

Activists are beginning to pile pressure on London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan, claiming the public will be disappointed if he toes...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent turns rent control screw on election hopefuls

The Generation Rent activist group is placing its hopes for pro-renter policies on newly-elected Metro Mayors, who will be elected on...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove bringing Renters Reform Bill back to Commons in mid-April

The government has committed to returning the amended Renters Reform Bill to the House of Commons in mid-April. MPs return from their...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent claims rent control proposal still not tough enough

The controversial proposal for permanent rent controls in Scotland, published just ahead of the Easter holiday, doesn’t go far enough for...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill shock for Generation Rent and Shelter

The substantial majority of tenants are completely unaware of the Renters reform Bill, despite high profile PR campaigns about it from...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Gift Vouchers for union members discussing with Generation Rent

Members of the union UNISON who participate in round-table discussions with activist group Generation Rents are to receive gift vouchers for...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Older Renters’ group takes up Generation Rent’s demands

A charity representing older people has taken up almost all of the key demands of activist group Generation Rent. Independent Age says...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs want Local Housing Allowance and other benefits updated annually

An all-party House of Commons committee is calling on Local Housing Allowance to be updated automatically and annually. LHA rates have been...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Green activist fighting election on Rent Controls platform

A prominent Green Party politician is arguing for rent controls - and accuses Labour of watering down its commitment to the...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘should only get lower tax if they sell with sitting tenants’

An activist group is demanding that the lower Capital Gains Tax should apply only to landlords who sell with sitting tenants. In...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Did Generation Rent see a different Budget to the rest of us?

In what may appear a surprise to almost everyone, the Generation Rent activist group has described yesterday’s Budget as a “giveaway...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Eco-activists slam landlords selling up because of rent controls

Green Party activists responsible for rent controls on Scotland have now slammed landlords who claim the number of rented homes is...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and Generation Rent argue over tax ahead of Budget

In a final call on the Chancellor to help the private rental sector in today’s Budget, the National Residential Landlords Association...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab from landlords closely resembles Generation Rent advice

A controversial proposal for a £300m tax grab on landlords appears to closely follow a policy suggestion put forward by activists...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accused of putting landlord profits before society’s interests

A leader of the Renters Reform Coalition activist lobby has made a specific targeted attack on the motives and honesty of...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent: homeless data shows “whole new level of horror”

Activist group Generation Rent has described the latest homelessness data from the government as showing “a whole new level of horror.” It...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers fail to take hundreds of millions in cash help

An analysis of government data suggests that potential first time buyers have failed to take advantage of literally hundreds of millions...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill compromise 'near' but activists re-ignite arguments

Generation Rent has issued an angry statement about amendments to the Renters Reform Bill - just as one MP says agreement...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Countryside campaigners back Gove on short lets clampdown

Countryside campaigning charity CPRE has given a warm welcome to Michael Gove’s clampdown on short lets. Last week Housing Secretary Gove announced...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb reveals income and demographics of landlord hosts

Airbnb has released new figures showing that the typical host landlord makes a modest £5,500 a year by sharing their space...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists slam Gove for being too soft on short let landlords

Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to restrict Airbnb-style short lets do not go far enough, a group of activists has said. Yesterday...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent control activists play the mental health card

A survey by an activist group suggests that one in three tenants claim that their private renting conditions are impacting their...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

“Seize bad landlords' properties” Generation Rent demands

Activists in the Generation Rent campaign says big city Mayors should “tackle the worst landlords and seize their properties.” It also wants...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent activists link Brownfield Homes with Section 21

Generation Rent has given a qualified thumbs up to Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s ideas for homes on brownfield land. This week Gove...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists in new bid to make Renters Reform Bill tougher on landlords

The Renters Reform Coalition - a group of organisations including Shelter and Generation Rent - has again written to Housing Secretary...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent asks: How Can You Stand By As We’re Turfed From Homes?

Generation Rent has launched a double-pronged attack on landlords and the government. The activist group claims that the latest possession statistics from...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill: government reveals another Commons delay

The Renters Reform Bill will not go for its Third Reading in the House of Commons for at least another fortnight. The...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wades into issue of visas for fleeing Ukrainians

The Generation Rent activist group says the government must “make it clear that landlords and letting agents can let homes to...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists make string of demands about damp and mould

The Generation Rent activist group has called for a series of reforms about damp and mould. It wants the reinstatement of energy...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters may become first time buyers with just one per cent deposit

The government is considering allowing renters to buy their first homes with just one per cent deposits, according  to press reports...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Activist slams bank boss for telling buyers to save for deposits

The chief executive of Generation Rent has slammed the chair of the NatWest Bank for comments over first time buyers. At the...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget - landlords have three weeks to give Hunt advice

HM Treasury has opened its representations portal, meaning landlords - and anyone else - can submit their ideas for the next...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Activist group makes formal public apology to landlords' chief

The controversial activist group Acorn has made a formal public apology to the chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association. On...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental activists claim public support for radical five point 2024 wish list

The controversial Renters Reform Coalition - a band of campaigners including the Acorn and Generation Rent ginger groups - claims public...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords intimidate tenants into not reporting faults, says Generation Rent

Christmas goodwill towards landlords seems in short supply from activist group Generation Rent.  It has this week issued a statement saying the...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists say they know rent levels two years from now

Generation Rent says it’s worked out what rent levels will be in two years’ time. The activists say rents will rise 14...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor and Generation Rent buddy up for anti-mould campaign

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the leader of activist group Generation Rent have teamed up for an anti-damp and mouldy...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunt’s dramatic Local Housing Allowance move not enough for activists

Many have welcomed the move by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to unfreeze the Local Housing Allowance - but some tenant activists say...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Activist leader claims ‘one man band’ landlords worst at exploiting tenants

A leader of the pro-tenant activist group Acorn has told MPs that “one man bands” are more likely to exploit tenants...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter and Generation Rent accuse mortgage-free landlords of cashing in

The two most aggressively pro-tenant activist bodies have accused landlords without mortgages of “cashing in.” According to a poll of more than...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

A Remarkable Story of A Leaseholder Seeking Justice

Lost in the noise of the King’s Speech, the general pledge to reform the leasehold system, and the subsequent political turmoil...

18 November 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Renters wield more electoral power - if they actually register to vote

The growth of private renting in the past decade has given renters more political power, an activist group claims. Generation Rent’s analysis...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Activist’s Twitter war of words continues

Activist’s Twitter war of words continues  It appears as if Suella Braverman is not the only figure making a personal attack in...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent makes race allegations after using fake profiles

Minority ethnic people are more likely to be ignored when searching for private rental homes, a pressure group claims. Generation Rent claims...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour accuses Tories of ‘foot dragging’ over rental reform

Shadow housing secretary and Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has accused the government of “foot dragging” over the slow progress of...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New App allows activists to complain about Airbnb-style short lets

A tenants’ union has developed an app which it claims makes it easy to complain about short lets. Living Rent - a...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise claim as activists say Section 21 makes tenants age more rapidly

A pressure group claims the threat of being evicted makes tenants age more quickly.  Generation Rent claims there is a study by...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationalise private rental homes, demands new manifesto

A collection of pressure groups, fronted by Generation Rent, wants all private rental homes going on sale to be offered first...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak has “let landlords off the hook” over EPC reform

There’s been a strong personal attack on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak by anti-landlord activists over the subject of energy efficiency. The Generation...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill may not get Second Reading before King’s Speech

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says he “cannot guarantee” that the Rental Reform Bill will get its Second Reading immediately after Parliament...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove ignores Renters Reform Bill at key conference speech

Rental activists are up in arms because Housing Secretary Michael Gove failed to mention the Renters Reform Bill during his keynote...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove reveals the fate of Renters Reform Bill

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given Conservative conference delegates an update on the Renters Reform Bill. Contrary to speculation, mostly from anti-landlord...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Hardline activists claim over 600,000 evictions using Section 21

The hardline activist group Acorn - part of the Renters Reform Coalition involving Generation Rent - now claims that some 600,000...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent to run Rights Awareness Week next month

Activists in the Generation Rent group are running what they call Renters’ Rights Awareness Week in the second half of October.   “Whether...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent overheats about Sunak’s “cruel” EPC Backtrack

While many sections of the property industry welcome the change of tone in Rishi Sunak’s approach to green issues, one group...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent automates ‘protest’ letters to Tory and Labour MPs

The Generation Rent activist group is urging its supporters to email MPs to protest about delays in the parliamentary progress of...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Older tenants distraught at Renters Reform Bill delay - claim

A charity claims that apparent delays to the Renters Reform Bill, which has yet to get a Second Reading in the...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent hopping mad over ‘missing’ Renters Reform Bill

Activists in the Generation Rent campaign are complaining that the Renters Reform Bill hasn’t been placed ahead of other Parliamentary business...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says Bank of England governor is fellow-traveller

The Generation Rent group of activists says Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey is on their side about Section 21 evictions. Bailey...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent Petition calls for holiday lets to be licensed by councils

The Generation Rent campaign has launched a petition on its website to give councils power to license holiday lets.  The campaign claims...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wants special deal for tenants when landlords default

The Generation Rent group of activists has written an open letter to mortgage firm chief executives asking for special dispensation for...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists use Shelter campaign to renew Section 21 call

Generation Rent says Shelter has it right when it complains about evictions in the private rental sector. Earlier this week Shelter claimed...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan and activist leader launch rent control social media campaign

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Labour-supporting leader of the Generation Rent pressure group have starred in a lengthy social...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan and Generation Rent link up over rental policy

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and activist group Generation Rent have issued a joint appeal for rent controls in the capital. Khan’s...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New legal warning - Renters Reform Bill will hit landlords

Millions of UK landlords will be adversely affected by the Renters Reform Bill, a solicitor warns - the latest law expert...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent demands EPC change to Renters Reform Bill

Activist group Generation Rent is now demanding a change to the Renters Reform Bill to help tenants with energy bills. The group...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent group admits no rent rise for 40% of tenants

Whereas it’s likely that every single landlord has seen higher costs over the past year, two out of five tenants have...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists complain to Rishi Sunak over Renters Reform Bill delays

The Renters Reform Coalition - an umbrella body which includes direct action groups Acorn and the Renters Rights London - has ...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

“Shocking discrimination” by many landlords, claim activists

New research has uncovered what the organisations behind it call “shocking discrimination towards migrant communities” while they try to find places...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour activists' call to buy 500,000 private rental properties

A pressure group within the Labour Party wants a future government to provide £15 billion over 10 years to allow half...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent activists outline their latest demands

Activist group Generation Rent - which has demanded rent freezes, eviction bans and cash hand-outs to help tenants move now wants...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent boss promoted to Chief Executive within a month

The head of the tenants’ activist group Generation Rent started work in the role of director in mid-June - and has...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Extinction Rebellion jumps on housing protest bandwagon

After genteel protests from the Generation Rent ginger group and more pro-active protests from the Acorn group of rental activists, tomorrow...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says house prices too high for tenants to buy

A statement from activist group Generation Rent suggests there’s a connection between Section 21 and the period of time people rent...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour MP wants action against “Ill-intentioned...bad faith” landlords

A Labour MP has spoken of loopholes in the Renters Reform Bill - a narrative now being pursued by some activists...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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