Thursday, 14 April 2011

Supporting Shelters' Evict Rogue Landlords' campaign

A host of British actors and comedians have teamed up with Shelter to help spread the word about our campaign. Sean Lock, Mike Fielding, Oliver Chris and Sally Bretton star in a short 5min commercial/film about the danger posed by rogue landlords.

Despite the amusing script and characters, the horrifying conditions shown in the film are the sad reality for thousands of people in this country. Please help spread awareness of our campaign by signing our petition and sharing this page with your friends.

Renting a home can be a risky business. Rogue landlords still operate in the UK and continue to get away with harassing tenants and letting out homes in an appalling condition. 
  • Complaints to Shelter advice services about landlords have increased by 23 per cent in the last year.
  • Just 2.2 per cent of landlords belong to a professional body.
  • Almost 1 million Britons have been the victim of a scam involving a private tenancy or landlord in the last three years*.

Unfortunately rogue landlords don’t come with a warning sign and even the savviest of tenants get ripped off.; Finding an honest landlord who lets out a decent home shouldn’t be about luck or guesswork: tenants should be able to make informed choices.

That’s why Shelter is calling on the Government to establish a national standard for landlords to sign up to.  That way, landlords can demonstrate their commitment to providing quality accommodation and tenants can be sure that their landlord is reputable.

Sign Shelter's petition to help us convince the Government that they must protect people who rent their homes.

* Results from an online YouGov survey. Fieldwork was undertaken between 10-12 August 2010.  The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).

Cast and Crew Behind The Scenes: Rogue Landlord Video | Shelter
Sign Shelter's petition today: The cast of Shelter's rogue landlord video with a call to action!