Action on rented housing
Hope works to advise people about their rights in private rented tenancies through providing links to information and support to individuals who access our services. Some private rented accomodation is very poor in quality, expensive, and the way it is managed is sometimes unnacceptable. Hope believes that all private renters should have access to secure, safe, well maintained and affordable homes, or properties at social rent.
We support those living in private rented accomodation to campaign for fair treatment and their rights.
We highlight problems in the private rented marketcampaign for better practice and better quality of private rented accommodation through our social media and through local action.
We are working with ACORN to help set up a renters union, which will be independent of Hope, to campaign for better rights and practice towards private renters. Read about their work here.
Guidance for people starting out in renting property: Read here
Advice from Northampton Borough Council
Advice and Information from SHELTER
Advice from Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Hope also campaigns for an expansion of regulated social housing at social rent, within the council or housing association sector.