• 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

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”

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...

Introduction

The Swindon Housing Action Campaign (SHAC) sees local political and campaign groups unite in response to the worsening housing crisis in Swindon. The organisations supporting the campaign are: Swindon...