Like we at Bored Panda have already shown, some landlords seriously neglect their tenants. A few even deliberately take advantage or abuse them. To counter their ill-treatment, people are uniting under the hashtag #VentYourRent. They are using it to call for better protection, highlighting the housing crisis that has made them fall prey to exploitative property owners.

The hashtag was started by Generation Rent. The organization is dedicated to improving life for renters while promoting networking and campaigning by the renters themselves. And even though the hashtag was intended to draw attention to the rental crisis faced by predominantly young and low-income people, it's open to everyone who is being bullied by their landlords.

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asbosaxon Report

Stevie
Community Member
1 year ago

And that ladies and gentlemen is when you call the Police. This is not legal.

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LauraIsNora Report

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Where would this be legal?

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Rents in England (the country where the hashtag originated from) eat up household income and push people into financial hardship. According to reports, one in four private renters in England lives in poverty.

Also, more than half of the families with children living in private rented accommodation are below the poverty line. "We need rent controls that bring rents down to 30% of median local income, following the accepted yardstick of affordability," This National Renters Manifesto, created by Generation Rent and a few other organizations suggests. "Rent controls should be introduced incrementally, to prevent negative consequences for current tenants, and should be accompanied by a massive increase in public housebuilding."

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ellaluciewrites Report

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

This is criminal. Literally.

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A serious problem is that the majority of renters lack basic control over their home environment, even though being able to make decisions relating to one’s home is important for their well-being. "Private renters should have more control over their homes, including the right to install aids and adaptations to make their homes accessible, to redecorate, and to keep pets." The manifesto also says that tenants should be able to carry out anything short of structural changes that will improve their quality of life and allow them to flourish in their homes.

However, whether or not the tenants will be heard relies heavily on how well will they be able to organize themselves.

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AndyKCoates Report

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah breathing is kinda sorta important...lol slumlord right there

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RhysRHarper Report

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Again, where is this legal? A proportional cut in rent is theast thing to do, and the landlord could not evixt you for this.

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dinorwicport Report

Binxyminxem
Community Member
1 year ago

Your friend (and probably the rat) has great taste in cheese though! I like snowdonia cheese 🙂

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HamHayley Report

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Bare walls makes Jeff a dull boy lol...no freaking way!!!

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catsandkerouac Report

Stevie
Community Member
1 year ago

This would be funny if it wasn't so sad

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ElizabethPasco6 Report

Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Why are the rent controlled cities the shittiest to rent in? Freakanomics did a pretty good book on the subject

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THemingford Report

Stevie
Community Member
1 year ago

There are students here (some German cities) living in tents because there are not enough rooms/apartments to rent.

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Judyinrichmond Report

Stevie
Community Member
1 year ago

If this isn't written down in the lease agreement call the police. This is not legal.

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kardashoon Report

Kathy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Those type of face masks don’t do you any good at all.

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Pkenji1989 Report

Jon S.
Community Member
1 year ago

How very 1920s

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Queen_int_North Report

Becca Scribner
Community Member
1 year ago

Call your local Health Departmen, then Human Services. Make complaints then file reports. Make sure to get copies of the complaints and reports. Also find out if other complaints have been recorded and get copies of those, or at the very least the report numbers then call the best attorney you can find. They've made your life miserable, why not return the favor?!?

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Strummist Report

Panda Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Try having one for President.....

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Synthetica4 Report

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

That situation boiled right over...

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KittaTV Report

Becca Scribner
Community Member
1 year ago

GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF THERE!!! You are risking so much more than their health. You're risking their physical growth, their mental growth, let's put it this way, your retarding everything in their young bodies!

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Tr0phyEyez Report

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Nooo

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mikkel5en Report

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Urgghhhh! What a creepy fuck.

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Recycled_Bees Report

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

I just couldn't pay rent after this sort of treatment....nope, no freaking way.

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June93015060 Report

Becca Scribner
Community Member
1 year ago

Its just as bad in America! Hubby and I are both disabled, lived in our rental 18 years. Spent our own money to keep the place healthy for us, because landlord nor owner would. Still paid exorbitant rent (last increase was $135 a month) then the place was sold under questionable circumstances and we've been homeless since mid Sept. SLUMLORDS OUGHT TO BE DRAWN AND QUARTERED AFTER A PUBLIC STONING!!!

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Moneytrainers Report

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

When they made this place they sure broke the mold!

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catsandkerouac Report

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

Shut up and take my money....this one is a steal!!!

Kathy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

i see nothing to complain about.

F. H.
Community Member
1 year ago

Many people have their washing machines in the kitchen.

Georgia Valentine
Community Member
1 year ago

That is the kitchen, bedroom, living room, everything

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Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
Community Member
1 year ago

I think what you guys are missing here is that that's not the kitchen. That's a studio flat. There are two beds in that room. That is the only room. That's the entire flat. One room. Also.... washing machines shake and vibrate. Which would shake and vibrate all the food and bottles of any liquid in the fridge. Also, renting in the UK 90% of the time you don't get a drier, or a dishwasher. You're lucky to get a washing machine at all in a studio!

Kim Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm looking at the door blocking the fireplace. I'm sure that's not a fire hazard....

Alybells
Community Member
1 year ago

honestly compared to all the other posts, this one has me thinking it DOES NOT BELONG HERE! fridge with no rat holes? check. No mould? check. Cozy fireplace? CHECK.

Becca Scribner
Community Member
1 year ago

Where's your drier? In the kitchen?

diana bonier
Community Member
1 year ago

I cant believe im.reading qll this. I thought i was a terrible lndlord turn out im a wonderful one. My house is fully furnished well decorated and all bills incusve yet my tenants kept breaking contract and took the keys with them, not paying rent etc.

c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't get where the Brits are So dumb about doors. They have to open awkwardly for some reason. look at this one, right into the fireplace!

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

Apart from the crazy price, it's not so bad (compared to the others here)

Helga Hejny
Community Member
1 year ago

Just 100£ more than the corridor !

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

guess no cooking allowed ? Or roast by the fireplace, assuming it's not fake and not the only heating source ?

Eva Verde
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep, that's London x_x

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hannnahks Report

Melissa Schneider
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Can we start an international slum lord data base? Just list the country, city, the property and name of landlord or holding company? Would that be legal?

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evie_owrid Report

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

Is THAT a repair attempt I see here???!!! Wait, no that's just someone poking at it, probably the tenant to boot....

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Winskillfull Report

Pryjmaty
Community Member
1 year ago

I took in a roommate last month to help with expenses. My hubby died this year & I wasn't making it on just my income. When my landlady found out, she raised my rent by $250.

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Bowers_89 Report

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm surprised...they usually need as mushroom as possible to grow but then again, it is a bathroom and I had a pathetic pun to use here. lol

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Winskillfull Report

Uchman
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

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DarkestAngeL31 Report

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hanigex Report

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 year ago

Read SHELTER's advice on this issue. Plus new Fit To Live In regulations apply to some rental agreements now and will be covering all the others soon. If you rent, know your rights.

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