Joint demands agreed by Haringey Housing Action Group & Private Tenants Action Group

OUR DEMANDS:

AFFORDABLE, DECENT, SECURE HOUSING FOR ALL

  • Rents brought down to affordable levels Landlords should be not be making a profit or gaining an extra home out ofsomeone’s basic need for housing
  • No evictions due to inability to pay e.g. due to cuts to benefits, unaffordable housing, loss of job
  • All housing to be maintained to a high quality standard

  • Tenant empowerment No decision about tenants, without tenants
  • All housing to be seen as a public resource Not for exploitation as a private gain

TO LETTING AGENTS AND LANDLORDS

  • Removal of all fees for prospective tenants Admin ‘fees’, reference check ‘fees’, leaving ‘fees’ etc
  • No discrimination against people on welfare benefits

  • No discrimination against people who are self-employed or low-waged

  • Secure tenancies for all For as long as you want to stay

TO HARINGEY COUNCIL

  • Ensure an adequate supply of council housing for all that need it, when they need it and in the area they wish to live. No loss of existing council housing
  • Ensure all new developments contain 100% social housing Whether it’s subsidised with public or private funds
  • Fair treatment of those facing eviction e.g housing people in priority need before their day of eviction
  • Set a maximum rent level for private renting in Haringey and insist all landlords adhere to it
  • Support private tenants in securing their rights toa decent, secure and affordable home

September 27, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION