Private Rented Sector

Tackling “rogue landlords”?

A number of new or amended regulations in relation to the Private Rented Sector have come into force on April 6th. 1) Rent Repayment Orders Rent Repayment Orders (RROs)...

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...

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...