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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Advice4Renters Renters' Rights Project

Loose transcript of PowerPoint presentation given by Advice4Renters at Training Session Hosted by Lifting Lives, Lifting People at Kilburn Salvation Army Hall on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Advice4Renters Tenancy Rights Project

Tenancy Rights: Improving the Private Rented Sector

Private Tenants' Rights

  • Most people who rent their home from a private landlord have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy
  • You have the right to:
    • Tenancy Deposit protection
    • Reasonable market rent
    • Repairs as and when needed
    • Quiet enjoyment
    • Stay put in your home for at least 6 months

Other Rights

  • Yearly Gas Safety Record
  • Energy Performance Certificate
  • Terms of Tenancy Agreement in Writing
  • Name & Address in England & Wales where you can write to your Landlord

BUT ....

  • Tenancies are often in a disgusting condition
  • Rents are sky high (70% of average earnings in London)
  • There's no security so if you complain you risk being thrown out. (Retaliatory eviction)

Advice4Renters, operates in conjunction with Brent Advice Matters

Advice4Renters Housing Advice Help Line: 020 7624 4327

  • For LB Brent residents in Kilburn, Willesden Green and Wembley Central wards

(Tenants') Duties

  • Keep to the terms of your tenancy
  • Pay the rent on time
  • Take reasonable care of your home
  • Do not obstruct shared parts of the house
  • (Uphold behaviour of your friends who visit the property)
  • Allow the landlord or agent reasonable access
  • Keep your home clean and tidy

Support from Other Renters

  • More than 32,000 private renters in LB Brent. (This is approaching 38,000 private renters.)
  • Most renters are unhappy about renting.
  • We want more private tenants to join our campaign for:
    • Homes to be in better condition
    • Lower rents
    • Longer tenancies


  • We will be meeting weekly at Willesden Green Library, 95 High Road, NW10 2PU after 27 July 2015. Postcode map
  • Next Renters Rights' Meeting: Wednesday 29 July 2015, 6pm to 7pm @ Advice4Renters Offices at 36-38 Willesden Lane, NW6 7ST (98 bus route). Postcode map
  • To plan our campaign — Please come if you can!

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