• Campaigning to stop the lettings agency fees rip-off

      Swindon Housing Action Campaign is campaigning around a number of proposals which we are asking lettings agencies to adopt. We are calling on them to cut the extortionate costs...

        • Swindon private sector rents rip-off

          Swindon Housing Action Campaign is calling for private sector rent controls and new Council house building to address an acute problem with sharply rising rents in Swindon. The phenomenal...

          • “Landlords set to raise rents to cover higher taxes”

            According to the Residential Landlords Association “Almost all landlords are considering increasing rents to pay for the higher taxes they now face.” In a survey the Residential Landlords Association...

              • Letting Agencies in breach of law on ‘transparency of fees’

                Swindon Housing Action Campaign has begun investigating letting agencies in Swindon. Since May 2015 agencies have had a legal obligation to operate complete transparency of fees charged to tenants...

                  • “Make Renting Fair in England”

                    This petition is calling for the banning of Letting Agency Fees in England. They have already been banned in Scotland. Please add your name to the list. https://www.change.org/p/brandon-lewis-make-renting-fair-in-england

                    • The Letting Agencies rip-off

                      “The problems of high cost and poor standards are not confined to a few “rogue” agencies but are widespread across the industry. Many of the complaints we and other...

Cathy Come Home – 50 years on

Cathy Come Home – 50 years on Swindon Housing Action Campaign and Swindon Trades Union Council will be organising a showing of Ken Loach’s famous TV drama, Cathy Come...

Campaigning to stop the lettings agency fees rip-off

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Swindon Housing Action Campaign is campaigning around a number of proposals which we are asking lettings agencies to adopt. We are calling on them to cut the extortionate costs...

Letting agencies still in breach of ‘transparency of fees’ regulations

SHAC’s efforts to press lettings agencies to apply the ‘transparency of fees’ regulations have achieved some results. Originally when we wrote to 15 agencies only 2 bothered replying. After...

Swindon private sector rents rip-off

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Swindon Housing Action Campaign is calling for private sector rent controls and new Council house building to address an acute problem with sharply rising rents in Swindon. The phenomenal...

Private sector rents in Swindon

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SHAC believes that many tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are being ripped off both by lettings agencies and by landlords. Private sector rents are notoriously high. How...

“Landlords set to raise rents to cover higher taxes”

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According to the Residential Landlords Association “Almost all landlords are considering increasing rents to pay for the higher taxes they now face.” In a survey the Residential Landlords Association...

Swindon Advertiser supports SHAC investigation

This is a Swindon Advertiser Comment (their version of an editorial) on our investigation of Swindon lettings agencies and ‘transparency of fees’. Swindon Housing Action Campaign deserves all available...

Letting Agencies in breach of law on ‘transparency of fees’

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Swindon Housing Action Campaign has begun investigating letting agencies in Swindon. Since May 2015 agencies have had a legal obligation to operate complete transparency of fees charged to tenants...

Tackling poor living conditions in the private rented sector

Swindon Housing Action Campaign wrote to David Renard and Emma Faramarzi proposing that they use some of the extra income from the Council Tax increase this year to employ...

“Make Renting Fair in England”

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This petition is calling for the banning of Letting Agency Fees in England. They have already been banned in Scotland. Please add your name to the list. https://www.change.org/p/brandon-lewis-make-renting-fair-in-england