Camden Federation of Private Tenants – Renters’ Rights London

Funding at a glance

Programme: Transforming the Private Rented Sector
Amount: £46,000 grant
Approved: 2018
Timescale: One year
Status: Funding complete

The Renters’ Rights London project, run by Camden Federation of Private Tenants, allowed local authorities to improve the support that they offered to private rented sector tenants and helped empower tenants to use the resources available and voice their opinions.

Why we funded this project

The Renters’ Rights London project ensured that:

  • The issues and profile of private rented sector tenants were raised among local authorities
  • Local authorities targeted their resources to support private rented sector tenants
  • Private rented sector tenants were made aware of the resources available to them
  • Tenants came to learn how they could become active players in their communities and they felt more empowered to participate.

Strategic purpose

To ensure that tenants have a stronger voice in the debates on the private rented sector and housing.

Project description

Renters’ Rights London is a project run by the Camden Federation of Private Tenants. Its focus was on its 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 made sure that these local authorities focussed their resources on supporting those in the private rented sector who most needed their] help.

Renters’ Rights London also worked with tenants so that they became aware of the help and support that is available to them and knew how they could exercise their rights and voice their opinions. The combined impact was that tenants were more engaged in political processes that are in place locally and were more able to access local support.

Renters’ Rights London

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