Give stability to 3 million children living in private rented accommodation by providing longer tenancies.
Help the 12 Million UK Private Renters by linking rent increases to inflation.
Currently the UK has the shortest tenancies and highest rents in Europe.
Europe’s shortest tenancies, only 6 months, mean that too often children are uprooted from their schools, communities and friends.
Europe’s highest rents mean that we have no real hope of ever saving up for a deposit for a home of our own.
Home ownership is unaffordable for most of us not born into family wealth.
Over a Million people are stuck on Council House Waiting Lists; so social housing is also out of reach.
Therefore Renting in the Private Sector is the only option for a lot of people. It’s no longer a short term fix or lifestyle choice. We are stuck.
The number of people renting privately has more than Doubled in a Decade to over 12 Million.
So people with 6 month tenancies and no rent protection have overtaken those renting from the council and housing associations combined for the first time in a generation.
This is why I’ve set up this website with the goal of getting central government to lengthen the legal minimum length of Assured Shorthold Tenancies from 6 months to give this rapidly growing group of people some stability and security.
If you would like to help then please click the links above and find out how. Thanks
What you can do
Email your MP asking them to start up a campagin inside Parliament to offer the 12 Million UK Private Renters (& 3 Million Children!) more security than the current 6 month tenancies, the shortest in Europe