Renters’ Union Campaigning
As well as supporting members to feel empowered to stand up for their rights and providing individual advice, a key part of the Renters’ Union is campaigning and direct action to make lasting change in behaviour and make renting in Birmingham a better deal for students.
We’ll be taking on those unscrupulous landlords and letting agents who think that students are just cash cows and think they can get away with exploiting students and not providing the level of service they demand.
We’ve been gathering information through Guild Advice and the Community Wardens and know which letting agents are causing students the most hardship. We’re working on strategies to fight back and have them mend their ways!
We’ll also work with local politicians, the city council and third-sector organisations to raise standards of accommodation and ensure enforcement action is taken against repeat offenders.