Southwark Private Renters


Southwark Private Renters' Support Project helps people who are renting privately in the Southwark.

The private rented sector has grown significantly in Southwark over the last ten years and now accounts for nearly one-third of all households in the borough. However, there are problems within the sector which affect many people.

Some issues that private renters face include:

  • Disrepair, including mould and damp, leaks and draft, faulty electrics, and lack of heating and hot water, which they cannot get their landlord to fix.  
  • Overcrowding
  • Rent increases
  • Fear of illegal evictions