SHAC is campaigning against the social rent rises of around 7% or higher which were applied in April 2023. Our members are also resisting service charge increases which are uncapped and could rise by any amount.
We want government to reverse social and shared owner rents and service charge rises.
Tenants and residents can refuse to pay rent or service charge rises with SHAC’s help.
Will you pledge below?
The massive hikes applied in April are unsustainable for the majority of those in social rented homes, and those who pay service charges.
And where rents are covered by Housing Benefit, it has meant a transfer of yet more taxpayers’ money into the already bloated surpluses of housing associations.
Whether you sign as a tenant, resident, or supporter, your name will not be published.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.
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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.
- Download Template Letter – I have pledged to withhold payment increases
- Download Template Letter – I have pledged to support those withholding payment increases
- Copy the letter or email to your MP. Find my MP.
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