Right now, too many landlords and letting agents are discriminating against people who receive benefits or have children. These renters are coming up against blanket bans on renting homes, and are sometimes even rejected from viewing properties.
Will you call on the government to deliver a Renters Reform Bill that truly ends income and family discrimination in renting?Sign the petition
The Renters Reform Bill would help tackle this injustice
Now the bill is finally being debated in parliament, MPs must make sure that it becomes illegal for landlords and agents to refuse to rent properties to people who receive benefits or have children.
We created a series of videos to highlight this issue
To truly deliver for renters, the bill must also remove the barriers that prevent already marginalised groups from renting homes they can afford. This means no more asking for multiple months’ rent upfront, or guarantors who earn ridiculously high salaries.
This sort of discrimination has a direct and devastating impact on the lives of people who receive benefits. It causes huge levels of stress and anxiety; it leads to people staying in unsuitable and unsafe accommodation because they can’t move – and ultimately, it fuels the housing emergency.
We've won important changes but there's still more to do
Since the start of this campaign, we’ve proven that blanket bans against people who receive benefits are unlawful. Now it’s time to make it directly and specifically illegal and tackle these discriminatory barriers.Yes, I'll join the campaign