If you rent your home from a private landlord (and you do not live with your landlord or a member of their family) and your tenancy began after 1997, then you are likely to be an Assured Shorthold Tenant. Assured Shorthold Tenancies were created to make it more profitable for landlords to let out their properties and easier for them to evict their tenants.
GMLC believes that the law urgently needs to change to bring fairness to the private rented sector. We proud to campaign with GM Tenants Union, Manchester ACORN and others to fight for a fairer housing sector. If you’re a tenant in private rented or social housing sectors, you may wish to join one of these tenants’ unions for advice, support and to get involved in campaigning. For more information, see our housing campaigns page here.