Category Archives: Private rented sector

New grant gives a voice to London’s private tenants

The Nationwide Foundation has given a grant of £46,000 to the Renters’ Rights London project, run by Camden Federation of Private Tenants. The project will work with selected local authorities to improve the support that they offer to private rented sector tenants and will empower tenants to use the help available and voice their opinions about […]

Manchester’s private rented sector set to undergo significant transformation

The private rented sector in Greater Manchester is set to undergo significant transformation. A new project, Transforming the Private Rented Sector in Greater Manchester, will find system-wide solutions to improve renting for vulnerable tenants in Greater Manchester. The project will innovate and improve upon services and interventions. Ideas for solutions will be explored through a […]

Young Foundation launches new housing innovation programme to unlock solutions in the private rented sector

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE YOUNG FOUNDATION. As the Government focuses its recent budget on an overloaded, crisis-ridden housing sector, today (5/12/17) The Young Foundation launches its first Reimagining Rent ventures cohort, funded by the Nationwide Foundation. Reimagining Rent is a unique programme working with innovative initiatives that are tackling many of the challenges of the […]

Older Renters “Living in Fear” in London

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY AGE UK LONDON. Funded by the Nationwide Foundation, Age UK London’s Older Private Sector Tenants Programme has spent the last 18 months investigating the state of the private rental market for older Londoners. This has resulted in the publication of our new research report: “Living in Fear: Experiences of Older Private-Renters […]

New Rugg Review will provide much-needed insight into private rented sector.

Thorough, independent review to deliver better information about this growing tenure With private renting under the spotlight more than ever before and the number of people living in this sector on the rise, more knowledge and understanding is urgently required. Therefore, the Nationwide Foundation is funding the University of York to conduct an in-depth review […]

Age UK London tackling the challenges and vulnerabilities of older private sector tenants

Age UK London is beginning work to raise awareness of the needs of older private sector tenants in London to find solutions to problems they face. There are 146,000 households renting privately in London where at least one person is aged over 50, and projections suggest this number will rise. Between 2009 and 2014, the […]

Financial exclusion of private tenants persists and needs addressing

New framework highlights best practice action for local organisations to adopt Despite an overall fall in the number of financially excluded adults in the UK since the early 2000s, initiatives to tackle financial exclusion have largely focussed on social tenants, leaving private tenants overlooked. Now, eight per cent of private tenants (an estimated 650,000 people) […]

Private rental tenants hit by financial exclusion

Research shows some renters struggle with cost and quality of housing New research reveals that many tenants in private rented accommodation, Britain’s fastest growing housing sector, may be living in poor quality properties or struggling to pay their rent and household bills because they are suffering from financial exclusion1. The research, ‘Helping Private Tenants Achieve […]