Our #BetterDealForRenters campaign

Our Better Deal for Renters campaign strives for a better system for Hackney’s 34,000 plus private renters. They make up 1 in 3 households. The campaign supports tenants, challenges the government, and works with landlords.

Read our Draft Private Sector Housing Strategy (PDF 238kb)

We will consult on this strategy in summer 2024.


Our commitment

The private sector is poorly regulated. This allows:

  • substandard conditions
  • mistreatment from landlords
  • unstable tenancies
  • extortionate rents

86.9% of Hackney residents think it’s important or very important to keep working on the Better Renting campaign. The campaign aims to improve the private rental sector and address issues with rogue landlords.

Not having enough homes to rent is considered the second largest challenge facing Hackney. That’s why we’ve pushed for the changes we want to see to make renting in Hackney better.

We’re campaigning for:

Support for private renters

See help for private sector tenants.

Working with landlords

We can only use the powers given to us by the government, so we’re calling on landlords to work with us and their private renters to create a fairer system.

Landlords can help by:

Page updated on: 21 May 2024

Private Sector Housing


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