Our #BetterRenting campaign
Our #BetterRenting campaign strives for a better system for the more than 30,000 private renters in Hackney by supporting tenants, challenging government and working with landlords.
The private sector is badly regulated. This allows:
- substandard conditions
- mistreatment from landlords
- unstable tenancies
- extortionate rents
In Hackney, we’re committed to supporting private tenants and challenging rogue landlords. That’s why we’ve pushed for the changes we want to see to make renting in Hackney better. For example:
- a database of rogue landlords
- stopping letting fees for tenants
- ending Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions
We’ve also introduced our own measures like licences for landlords and living rent homes for tenants.
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.
Ways landlords can help: