Planting day


Tenants of housing associations or private individuals in participation processes are dependent on the consent of their landlords. Changes such as the creation of a green roof or the disconnection of a drainpipe can only be made in consultation with the landlord. If one wants to involve tenants, this will always have to be done through their landlords.
Tenants have rental rights which are laid down in local legislation and which may vary from country to country. Their ability to make or influence major changes depends on their own enthusiasm and efforts on the one hand and on their type of landlord ( i.e. private landlord, housing association or – in the UK only – local authorities) on the other.
Tenants can organise themselves into a tenants’ association that looks after the interests of tenants and manages common activities. If present, these associations can play an important role in reaching and mobilising individual tenants.