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Bigger and better things

Housing for the 99% has disbanded. Housing for the 99% began in 2012 as a callout to those, especially in London, concerned about the growing housing crisis. One particular focus was those renting from private landlords, from and for whom … Continue reading

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The minority report: a Tory translation guide

So opposed were the Conservative members of the London Assembly’s Housing and Regeneration Committee to the modest recommendations of the committee’s recent report on ways of improving London’s dysfunctional private rented housing sector, they published their own report to explain … Continue reading

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Let Down – and fighting back

Will April be the month when letting agents wish they hadn’t pushed it quite so far? In less than two weeks time, MPs will vote on a piece of legislation known as the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform bill. Last month, … Continue reading

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London sees tenants fighting back

“Housing for the 99%” was the call last May from a couple of private tenants, angry at spiraling rents and cuts to housing benefit and concerned that the resistance didn’t meet the scale of the attacks on people’s right to … Continue reading

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London landlords 1 – private tenants 0

Reading Boris’ plan for the private rented sector is certainly an eye-opener. On one hand it’s a deserved indictment of London’s fastest growing housing tenure: a virtually lawless sector consisting of unregulated letting agents, endemic health and safety problems, little … Continue reading

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In the bleak midwinter…we went to demand tenants rights

This morning we headed down to London’s City Hall with members of Haringey Housing Action Group, Digs and Brent Private Tenants Rights Group to demand decent, secure and affordable housing for London’s renters. We arrived ahead of the final meeting … Continue reading

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Private tenants demand decent secure affordable homes for all!

Join us at London’s City Hall on Tuesday 18th December to stand up for the rights of private tenants to decent, affordable, secure homes. When: Meet 8:45am, Tues 18th December Where: Café Fratelli, behind City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA (click … Continue reading

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