Advice4Renters has been fighting for the rights of private tenants for over 30 years. We've had some great successes and have often been found at the centre of new initiatives that are still helping renters today.
Unfortunately, the need to protect and fight for renters rights is greater than ever, why not join us in making some history.
1986A group of private renters who wanted to work collectively for better housing conditions set up BPTRG (Brent Private Tenants Rights Group) – known today as Advice4Renters
1994BPTRG helped to establish The Association of Housing Advice Services (AHAS) an organisation that has been instrumental in advising professionals, landlords and the government on housing related issues
1999 A4R succeeded in getting The Rent Acts (Maximum Fair Rent) Order 1999 passed, which caps rent increases for regulated tenants - elderly tenants on fixed incomes
2004 After years of campaigning, A4R was pivotal in getting licensing for large Houses of Multiple Occupation(HMOs) in the Housing Act 2004
2010 A4R campaign with energy groups results in the Energy Act 2011, which outlaws the letting of very inefficient energy-rated properties from 2018
2011 A4R and renters groups in Scarborough and Blackpool establish the National Private Tenants Organisation (NPTO) to represent the nine million renters around the UK
2013 A4R secures funding for the NPTO to become independent, now known as Generation Rent
2016 A4R leads the Brent Community Advice Network (BCAN) on behalf of Brent Advice Partnership, which runs the local advice website Brent Advice Matters
2017 A4R launches Renters Legal, a specialist housing advice service for private tenants who do not qualify for Legal Aid