That’s right A4R is 30 years young! We have been giving quality legal advice as a charity for 3 decades and it has been a pleasure to serve the community and provide renters with advice on their housing.
It was in 1989 when we became an officially became a charitable organisation with and a mission in fighting for the rights of private tenants living in private rented accommodation.
Our key highlights include:
BPTRG 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
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
After years of campaigning, A4R was pivotal in getting licensing for large Houses of Multiple Occupation(HMOs) in the Housing Act 2004
A4R campaign with energy groups results in the Energy Act 2011, which outlaws the letting of very inefficient energy-rated properties since 2018
A4R and renters groups in Scarborough and Blackpool establish the National Private Tenants Organisation (NPTO) to represent the nine million renters around the UK
A4R secures funding for the NPTO to become independent, now known as Generation Rent
A4R leads the Brent Community Advice Network (BCAN) on behalf of Brent Advice Partnership, which runs the local advice website Brent Advice Matters
A4R launches Renters Legal, a specialist housing advice service for private tenants who do not qualify for Legal Aid
A Special Thank You to Ronald
For 10 of those 30 years A4R has had the benefit of the skills and wisdom of our senior solicitor, Mr Ronald Daley.
Recently, Ronald celebrated a decade with us for all his hard work and dedication we presented him with a cake. Without him A4R would not be where it is today.
We also extend a special thank you to all volunteers, staff and most importantly our Trustees in helping us keep going for the last 30 years.