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29 September 2021

London tenants v greedy contractors

On 23 September, the Socialist Party and Waltham Forest Housing Action Network in east London responded to the call from tenants at John Walsh and Fred Wigg towers to help them keep their car park.

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15 September 2021

TV review - Grenfell: The Untold Story

Recently, my partner and I watched 'Grenfell: The Untold Story'. We watched footage of tenants, ahead of the 2017 tragedy, battle with 'the suits' over their living conditions: lifts out of order for

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7 July 2021

Housing: Join the service charge 'strike'

"I am in despair as to how to stop these atrocious companies any other way. We've experienced diabolical rip-offs, incompetence and lies.

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9 June 2021

Shame on Clarion - another exploitative landlord

East London Socialist Party and the Social Housing Action Campaign (Shac) attended a London Renters Union demo outside Clarion Housing in London Bridge on 1 June.

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28 April 2021

Generation eviction

Only 2% of landlords who illegally evict tenants are prosecuted, according to Generation Rent, the private renters' campaign organisation.

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24 March 2021

Stop evictions and drop the debts

Tenants and housing workers in London are fighting back on Saturday 17 April. A day of action on housing will demand: "Stop the evictions! Drop the debts!"

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3 February 2021

Multimillion-pound rental firm demands thousands from homeless asylum seeker

A property firm with turnover in the millions is pursuing a campaigning asylum seeker for thousands through the courts. We say: Defend Lawanya - fight for tenants' rights!

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9 December 2020

Tenants and workers unite to take on landlords

Unite members, together with tenants and housing activists, gathered outside the HQ of 'One Housing' last Friday to protest against the unfair treatment this anti-social housing association gives out to its workers and tenants

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2 September 2020

Eviction ban extension not enough: make it longer, forgive the arrears!

At the last minute, on 22 August, the government announced the eviction ban would continue for another four weeks, along with a temporary extension of the notice period to six months

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19 August 2020

Leeds: Little London residents are celebrating

Private developer Engie has withdrawn its application to build an 18-storey monster block

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24 June 2020

Act now to cancel Covid crisis rents and debt

Private sector rents in England hit a record high as the country headed into lockdown

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13 May 2020

Starmer in full retreat over C-19 rents crisis

The economic hardship from the coronavirus crisis is biting; millions must choose between paying the rent and eating, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite housing workers branch.

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30 October 2019

How working-class tenants beat Gentrification

Every time I drive up Lea Bridge Road in Walthamstow, east London, I pass the Butterfields estate. I look with pride to the 'Butterfields won't budge' poster still displayed in the window of one of the tenants.

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9 October 2019

'The little people can win' - Leeds tenants push back demolition

After over two years of campaigning, the residents of Woodsworth Drive and Sugar Hill Close in Leeds have had plans to demolish their homes voted down unanimously by Leeds City Council's planning committee.

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25 September 2019

Housing - bold, socialist measures necessary

Labour's housing policies: a welcome beginning: Walking through the streets of Britain's cities, homeless people sleeping rough are hard to miss.

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12 June 2019

Grenfell two years on - Still fighting for safety and justice

Two years ago, on 14 June 2017, 72 people perished in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.

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5 June 2019

Neglected Newham tenants demand action

For decades, repairs on the homes on the Lawrence Street estate in Canning Town, east London, have been neglected. These homes have also been under threat of demolition. 30 residents met on 30 May to discuss their problems.

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8 May 2019

Alternative housing awards shames bosses

Dressed in tuxedos, managers in social housing organisations arrived at the swanky Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane London on 1 May for a social housing 'awards' ceremony, no tenants invited!

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24 April 2019

Housing associations - stop the segregation

The Guardian recently reported that a 'social landlord' threatened a tenant for speaking to the press about segregated facilities for social tenants and private tenants in the same housing block

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17 April 2019

No-fault evictions ban, but cuts leave tenants vulnerable

You know that things have got bad for private renters when even the Tories realise they need to look like they're doing something to stop the chronic exploitation of tenants.

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