Share your story with your new MP
Have you had a bad experience with short-term renting? You can help Shelter by sharing your story with us, and your next Member of Parliament (MP).
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to put down roots and plan for the future. Sadly, short-term rental contracts can make life uncertain and unpredictable for people who rent. That’s why we’re calling on the government to make renting more stable, by introducing longer rental contracts.
And one of the best ways for us to show MPs the need for longer rental contracts is through your stories, in your own words.
By getting your stories to the top of your new MP’s inbox, we can make them really sit up and take notice.
So please, use this page to let us know all about your short-term renting problems. Have you had to move several times in the last few years, or had to move away from your community or children’s school? Maybe you’re finding stumping up money for deposits and renewal fees a struggle?
Let us know, and we’ll send your story to your MP.
I’m writing to ask you to make renters’ lives more stable.
A stable home gives you security and the chance to put down roots and plan for the future. However, for people who rent living on six to 12-month contracts, life is uncertain and unpredictable.
Will you support five-year contracts (minimum) for people who currently rent?
In the long term, the new government should fund a generation of living rent homes. These homes will have rents that people on lower incomes can actually afford, at around a third of a typical local salary. They should also have longer-term tenancies of 10 years that will give people the stability to plan for the future and put down roots.
Please raise these issues with the new housing minister, on behalf of myself and many other renting families in your constituency.
Thanks very much – I’m depending on you.