How renters unions can help
Renters unions can give local support if you’re dealing with landlord harassment and illegal eviction.
You generally join a renters union and sometimes pay a small membership fee.
Renters unions could:
attend and stop an illegal eviction
request repairs work on behalf of tenants
challenge bad practice by agents such as charging illegal fees
Find a renters union in your area
Renters unions with local branches include:
ACORN (UK wide) - direct action union. Helps private renters stop illegal evictions, demand repairs, and challenge bad practice from landlords and agents
London Renters Union - campaigning union. Takes action to win homes for people. Helps with issues such as stolen deposits, disrepair and eviction threats.
Greater Manchester Tenants Union - represents private renters and social tenants with issues such as deposits and repairs. Campaigns for safe and affordable housing.
Last updated: 13 June 2023