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 their housing.

Renters’ Rights London is a project run by the Camden Federation of Private Tenants. It will focus on work with five London local authorities, actively engaging and working with them to make sure that the authorities are aware of the issues facing the increasing numbers of private tenants living in their boroughs. The project will work to ensure that these local authorities are focusing their resources on supporting those in the private rented sector who are most in need of help.

Renters’ Rights London will also work with tenants so that they are fully aware of the help and support that is available to them and that they know how they can exercise their rights and voice their opinions. The combined impact will be that tenants will be more engaged in the political processes that are in place locally and have access local support.

This work will run for one year and has been funded by the Nationwide Foundation under its Transforming the Private Rented Sector programme. The grant will ensure that tenants have a stronger voice in the debates on the private rented sector and housing.