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Settled and Safe


The challenge:

To get 50 or more members of your local community involved in the ‘Settled and Safe’ campaign

About the campaign:

We believe:

  • That no renter should ever have to pay excessive and inexplicable fees for the basic services a letting agent provides and want to see an end to extortionate letting agents fees.
  • That no renter should be at the mercy of rogue landlords taking deposits unlawfully, harassing tenants, letting substandard accommodation or evicting people for complaining

What you could do:

  • Encourage people to complain to Trading Standards when letting agents are not sticking to the rules on fees.
  • Raise awareness of renters rights and what to do when things go wrong
  • Get people to share their private renting stories to raise awareness of the problems people face
  • Campaign for a local register of good letting agents and/ or landlords
  • Tell people about our housing advice webchat facility
  • Let people know about the Plymouth Charter for the Private Rented Sector and ask them to support it.

How you could do it:

  • Set up a Facebook Page
  • Put on an event
  • Give a talk at a local meeting
  • Video interview people about their experiences
  • Set up a petition
  • Use your creativity to involve people in other ways

How to get involved:

Complete the online application on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/communitycampaigner or call Rob Bourne on 01752 676099. You will then be invited to a training and networking day on Thursday 19th November.
Workshops will include:
  • Aims and principles of Citizens Advice
  • Event Planning
  • Working with traditional and social media
  • Renters Rights
  • How we can work with the Council to make things better in our area.
  • Branding
  • Campaign support