Defend Haringey’s ‘Social Housing’ Tenancy Rights

Please fill in our simple consultation about higher social housing rents and 5-year tenancies:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MYDZV3C

NO to time-limited Council / Housing Association Tenancies! YES to secure tenancies.
NO to ‘Near-Market’ Rents in Social Housing! YES to genuinely-affordable rents.
FILL IN Our Online Consultation
DEMONSTRATE at the Civic Centre, Monday 15th July, 6.30pm

Haringey Council’s new ‘Tenancy Strategy’ would mean much higher rents for many newly-let properties – and 5-year tenancies for most new Council tenancies, in place of the right to permanent Secure tenancies that we have now. Housing Associations will also be able to use 5-year tenancies instead of permanent tenancies. Tenants could be evicted after 5 years, after a ‘light touch’ office decision, with no recourse to a Court to challenge the decision.

The proposed higher rent policy may affect existing social housing tenants who want to transfer. The 5-year tenancy policy will affect children of existing tenants if they need social housing in the future.  Tenants’ rights are under attack by the Con-Dem government. But there is an alternative…

Haringey Council can and should refuse to implement these policies. Instead, the Council should stand up for local people who need secure, permanent accommodation at really-affordable rents. We need more and better Council housing.

The Council are consulting on these proposals up to 20th August. The Council’s consultation is here: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/tenancy-strategy.

However, the consultation is very long and complicated. We feel many people will not feel comfortable with answering it. Whether or not you fill out the Council consultation, we urge you to fill out our short and simple alternative consultation: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MYDZV3C, by 13th August, so we can send the results to the Council.

Secure Tenancies For All!

Join the rally and lobby the Council
Monday 15th July, 6.30pm
Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green N22
Our Housing Rights are under attack – we say fight back!

If you can help distribute our leaflets to tenants around the borough please contact us:
Haringey Defend Council Housing c/o paul959burnham@btinternet.com

Campaign supported by Haringey UNISON and the Haringey Federation of Residents Associations and Haringey Private Tenants Network

June 29, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: LOCAL CAMPAIGNS, NEWS