Facts are facts. 7 in 10 renters want longer tenancies

We’ve been campaigning for longer tenancies in the private rented sector for a few years now. But we still get asked the question ‘is this something that renters actually want?’

The short answer is yes: national polling for Shelter by YouGov shows clearly that 7 in 10 want it. The longer answer takes a little more explanation.

When we talk about ‘longer tenancies’, we don’t mean locking renters in to contracts for years and years without having the opportunity … Read more

A case for change

Families across the country are struggling to find and keep a home. In just under two weeks’ time, George Osborne has a huge opportunity to change this.

On 25th November, he will announce his Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), which thousands of families need to see include plans to fix the national shortage of affordable homes.

For years, Shelter’s been telling the government that it needs to invest in building more affordable homes (to rent and buy). Over the past few … Read more