Rents for council and housing association tenants are set to rise by 11% or more in April 2023. This would be an intolerable further burden for four million tenant households already facing massive bills for food, energy and other necessities.
Wednesday, 14 SEPTEMBER 2022 AT 12:00
Cost of living crisis: Time to freeze council and housing association rents for four million
Department of Levelling Up, 2 Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF
Defend Council Housing demands:
1. Government action to freeze rents and service charges, and compensate Council Housing Revenue Accounts for this essential freeze in the pending rent rise.
2. Council landlords agree now to freeze rents for April 2023, pause all eviction proceedings for rent arrears, and join us to press for Government action.
3. All Councils to contact housing associations operating locally, urging them to likewise freeze rents and halt evictions for rent arrears. We recognise that these issues will also affect private renters and leaseholders. We will work with tenant groups and campaigners of all tenures to win a rent freeze, stop evictions, protect tenants from profiteering private landlords and leaseholders from increasing service charges.
You can download the DCH Statement here:
Social Housing Action Campaign (SHAC) demands:
There should be no rent or service charge rises in a cost-of-living crisis. Please sign the SHAC Pledge for non-payment of rent or service charge increases.
You can view the Pledge here. And find out more information on the Website https://shaction.org/