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Why Data Protection Legislation Is Failing Private Tenants? Why Data Protection Legislation Is Failing Private Tenants?

Why Data Protection Legislation Is Failing Private Tenants

24th May 2022

On 25 May 2022, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have been in force for three years. Whilst significant fines for breaching the GDPR have been issued in the UK and the EU, when it comes to the protection of tenants, particularly those who rent from a private landlord (or through letting agents), data protection legislation is failing to increase access to justice and in some cases acts as a hindrance.  

Free barrister deal lets renters ‘lawyer up’ to Level Up against rogue landlords and agents Free barrister deal lets renters ‘lawyer up’ to Level Up against rogue landlords and agents

Free barrister deal lets renters ‘lawyer up’ to Level Up against rogue landlords and agents

9th March 2022

Renters in unsafe, unsanitary and unliveable homes can ‘lawyer up’ for free thanks to a new partnership between online claims management firm Veriwise and Clerksroom direct.

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Shocking Official investigation: “There are limited redress options for tenants when things go wrong” Shocking Official investigation: “There are limited redress options for tenants when things go wrong”

Official investigation: “There are limited redress options for tenants when things go wrong”

11th February 2022

A “concerning proportion” of renters “live in unsafe or insecure conditions with limited ability to exercise their rights” and government efforts to improve the situation are “not effective” – that’s the conclusion of an official investigation.

Alan's Story Alan's Story

Alan's Story

11th February 2022

Alan had whole load of problems moving into his new flat with his family that he just couldn't solve. But when he got Veriwise on the case it was sorted in a matter of days.

Veriwise expands legal team after receiving 1000th call for help from renters Veriwise expands legal team after receiving 1000th call for help from renters

Veriwise expands legal team after receiving 1000th call for help from renters

25 Januray 2022

A company which takes on housing disrepair, Deposit disputes and statutory breaches like illegal evictions on behalf of frustrated renters has expanded its legal team after receiving its 1000th inquiry.

Only one renter in 1700 knows who is responsible for repairing their home Only one renter in 1700 knows who is responsible for repairing their home

Only one renter in 1700 knows who is responsible for repairing their home

13th January, 2022

Only 0.06% of renters know who is responsible for carrying out repairs on their home – equivalent to one tenant in every 1700.

Renters Afraid to ask for Repairs Renters Afraid to ask for Repairs

460,000 renters “afraid to ask for repairs” as Eviction Ban ends

18th June, 2021

Almost half a million renters could be too frightened to ask their landlord to fix faulty electrics, mend mouldy bathrooms or even deal with rats as the Covid-19 eviction ban comes to an end.

Housing watchdog branded “indolent Chihuahua” after helping just 0.001% of renters Housing watchdog branded “indolent Chihuahua” after helping just 0.001% of renters

Housing watchdog branded “indolent Chihuahua” after helping just 0.001% of renters

10th July, 2021

A leading housing campaigner has branded a renting watchdog "an indolent Chihuahua" after figures emerged showing that the Housing Ombudsman Service has helped tenants in just 0.001% of the U.K's 10.5m rented homes.

Renters Have Concerns About Repairs Renters Have Concerns About Repairs

Over a million renters have concerns about repairs

11th January, 2022

One in five renters are not satisfied with the condition of their properties– and enough renters in England have concerns about repairs and maintenance to fill a city the size of Birmingham.

Revealed: England’s £8billion bill to repair rotten rented homes Revealed: England’s £8billion bill to repair rotten rented homes

Revealed: England’s £8billion bill to repair rotten rented homes

13th January, 2021

Official figures have revealed that England faces a £8billion to repair inadequate rented homes - with a Cornwall couple claiming to have been evicted after complaining to their landlord after spending four months without a kitchen floor.

Mum forced to live in mould infested flat gets almost £2000 compensation - but tenants are still paying hundreds of pounds for repairs landlords are responsible for? Mum forced to live in mould infested flat gets almost £2000 compensation - but tenants are still paying hundreds of pounds for repairs landlords are responsible for?

Mum forced to live in mould infested flat gets almost £2000 compensation - but tenants are still paying hundreds of pounds of repairs landlords are responsible for

11th January, 2022

Only one landlord in 34,000 is a member of a government-backed watchdog scheme designed to deal with tenant’s complaints about the condition of their rented homes.

Government admits it has ”no idea” how many landlords have been convicted under fitness for human habitation laws Government admits it has ”no idea” how many landlords have been convicted under fitness for human habitation laws

Government admits it has "no idea" how many landlords have been convicted under fitness for human habitation laws

11th January, 2022

A government department has been forced to admit it has “no idea” how many landlords have been convicted under laws brought in to ensure rented homes are fit for human habitation.

Just 79 landlords join government-backed renting watchdog Just 79 landlords join government-backed renting watchdog

Just 79 landlords join government backed renting watchdog

13th January, 2022

Only one landlord in 34,000 is a member of a government-backed watchdog scheme designed to deal with tenant’s complaints about the condition of their rented homes.

Landlords clueless about energy efficiency rules. Landlords clueless about energy efficiency rules.

With 85% of landlords clueless about energy efficiency rules there’s no surprise Britain has a “dampedemic”

8th February 2022

Research suggests just 15% of landlords are aware of coming changes to energy efficiency rules in rented properties – which the CEO of a business which helps fed-up renters to get repairs made to their homes believes shows the reasons behind Britain’s epidemic of damp and drafty homes.