Lock stars in the spoof film, alongside Green Wing and The Office actors Oliver Chris and Sally Bretton and The Mighty Boosh’s Mike Fielding.
The film is part of wider campaign to lobby the government about landlords taking advantage of the boom in renting without providing safe housing.
Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, says: “With government policy directing more vulnerable people towards the private rented sector, it seems entirely negligent of the housing minister to have not yet produced any clear commitment to clamp down on rogue landlords.”
The housing charity is urging consumers to watch the film and sign a petition on Facebook.
The campaign launches on YouTube today (23 March),
The charity recently appointed Matt Wright as deputy director of campaigns, policy and communications to lead the charities brand and marketing strategy.