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GENERATION RENT campaigns for professionally managed, secure, decent and affordable private rented homes in sustainable communities. This is the home for the Generation Rent Brighton group where private renters in Brighton and Hove come together to work on local campaigns.

We are  also working with local groups such as the Brighton Living Rent Campaign, the University of Sussex and University of Brighton Students Unions, and the Decent Homes For All Campaign and would be delighted to hear from other groups in the city working on private rented sector housing issues who we may be able to support.

Join us today and help campaign for a better deal for private tenants.

 

  “I am delighted that Generation Rent is focusing some of its efforts on Brighton and Hove given the size of our private rented sector and the issues facing renters. While housing is at the top of the political agenda, and private renters are likely to influence the outcome of the elections in all three constituencies next May, the issues raised by Generation Rent transcend party politics and are too important to be the preserve of any one party. I hope that people from all parties and none, from religious organisations, community groups and trade unions, engage with Generation Rent’s campaigns for professionally managed, secure, decent and affordable private rented homes in sustainable communities.”  - Andy Winter, Brighton Housing Trust

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Brighton and Hove Council are moved to act on private rented housing

On 23rd of October Brighton and Hove Council recieved a petition signed by over 2,600 people calling for rent controls, better regulation of landlords and greater security for private tenants. The petitioners told about the experiences tenants had been passing on to the Living Rent Campaign,  people like Zoe age 37, who lives up many flights of dilapidated stairways, in a tiny (15 square metre) flat costing half of her wages. People forced to leave the city they grew up in.
 
Brought face to face with how private housing was disfiguring peoples lives the Council were moved to agree the following impressive list of actions to be sent to the Housing committee for consideration:
 
1) Developing a a licensing scheme for all private landlords
2) Highlighting the hardship caused by unaffordable private sector rents and calling on the government to set up a Living Rent Commission
3) Writing to the government with a call for 3-5 year tenancies
4) Looking at developing ethical lettings agencies and supporting the expansion of the existing one at Sussex University
5) Looking at setting up an ethical landlord accreditation
6) Supporting the building of homes at a living rent rate so that affordability is based on peoples incomes not the market rate
 
The two most heartening aspects of the night were the strong support from the Greens and Labour councillors and most crucially the recognition that rents should be linked to affordability based on wages not market forces in a "market" where the existing regulation is stacked in favour of the landlord.

Generation Rent Brighton Launches!

In response to local demand, Generation Rent is launching a Brighton & Hove chapter and we need your help. At the last census there were nearly 78,000 private sector renters in Brighton & Hove and we believe they deserve a better deal.

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Generation Rent launches renter's manifesto

Generation Rent has challenged politicians to offer the electorate ambitious solutions to fix the housing crisis, as we launch our Renters’ Manifesto.

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Two Brighton MPs refuse to back better tenants' rights

Two Brighton MPs refuse to back better tenants' rights

Brighton and Hove MPs Mike Weatherley and Simon Kirby voted against proposals to give renters the right to three year tenancies yesterday, following a debate in the House of Commons. Caroline Lucas voted for the proposals and spoke in the debate.

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