Pledge Page

SHAC is campaigning to prevent social rent rises of around 7% in April 2023, and even higher for some tenancy types such as supported housing. Service charges are uncapped and could rise by any amount. Shared Owner rents are expected to rise by the same as social rents, which is currently set at 7%.

We want government to set social rent rises at zero for a year, and extend this cap to service charges. We also want the cap extended to shared owner rents.

We want tenants and residents to pledge that they won’t pay any rises, even if government allows housing associations to apply them!

Will you pledge below?

Any increase, but especially such a massive hike will be unbearable for the majority of those in social rented homes, and those who pay service charges.

And where rents are covered by Housing Benefit, it will mean a transfer of yet more taxpayers’ money into the already bloated surpluses of housing associations.

We urge government to freeze rent and service charges for a year. We urge landlords to freeze rents and service charges even if government allows a rise. We urge everyone to either pledge that they will not pay the increase, or pledge support for those who withhold payment.

Whether you sign as a tenant, resident, or supporter, your name will not be published. We will only report the number of signatures overall and per landlord, so please add your name below.

Legal information

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See our Guide to Withholding Payment for more information and a useful checklist.

Now you need to let your landlord and MP know:

These template letters can be sent hard copy, or you can use the text in an email.

Getting the Message Across – London, Brighton, Bristol

You Can Help

Use the QR code to spread the word about the pledge to friends, family, and neighbours.

Add one of the messages below as a ‘PS’ on your email signature:

There should be no rent or service charge rises in a cost-of-living crisis! I’ve signed The Pledge and will not pay any rent or service charge increases from April 2023. You can view the Pledge here.

There should be no rent or service charge rises in a cost-of-living crisis! I’ve signed The Pledge to show my solidarity with those who go on rent/service charge strike. You can view the Pledge here

August 2022