Property licensing: who benefits?

Haringey Council say that ‘good quality housing is a basic right of every resident’. They say they’ve found a solution which will make life better for everyone, tenants and landlords alike – property licensing. However, our member S has had a very different experience. As the council consult on whether they should expand their licensing […]

February 20, 2018  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

Letting agents and the Localism Act

After going through the stress of becoming homeless, everyone ought to end up somewhere safe and secure. However, Haringey Council forced our member A into a private tenancy where she has spent months struggling to get repairs done, living in conditions that are affecting her children’s health. Until a few years ago, eligible homeless people […]

December 19, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, PRIVATE TENANTS  Comments Closed

Homeless? Pregnant? Haringey won’t help until the bailiffs arrive

UPDATE: Success!  Ms L was offered accommodation starting from 23 June.  Separate report of the action to follow. At our group meeting last week, a friend of one of our members came along – Ms L. She is a single mother of two, and is due to be evicted on 2 July from her flat […]

June 22, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

How one Haringey council officer could prevent a family being evicted

Today we have been give the runaround by Haringey Council. All we wanted was for a housing benefit officer to speak to a homelessness officer. Background: One of our members had been evicted from a privately rented property.  She applied as homeless to the council, but the council eventually denied that they had a duty […]

March 9, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

Haringey Private Tenants Meeting Tuesday 24th September

Haringey Private Tenants Action Group Meeting Tuesday 24th September, 6.30pm Cafe Life, North London Community Centre, 22 Moorfield Road behind Bruce Grove Station, N17 6PY See leaflet here, please forward….. all welcome. Having problems with your landlord? Can’t afford your rent? Sick of moving every six months? Fed up with the current housing situation? There […]

September 20, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: LOCAL CAMPAIGNS, NEWS  Comments Closed

Haringey Private Tenants Meeting – Thursday 15th August, 7pm

Haringey Private Tenants Meeting Thursday 15th August 7pm, In the Cafe, North London Community House Moorefield Road, nr Bruce Grove Station. (venue to be confirmed) Please join us to discuss taking action around housing issues for private tenants in Haringey – All welcome! If you are concerned about the situation for tenants renting in Haringey, […]

August 6, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: LOCAL CAMPAIGNS, NEWS  Comments Closed

Community Housing Inspectors expose anti-social practices by Haringey Letting Agents and serve Cease & Desist orders

Return of the Community Housing Inspectors – See short video below On Saturday 27th April 2013,as part of a London-wide day of action against Letting Agents, 20 Haringey Community Housing Inspectors went out to investigate the practices of local Letting Agents in Green Lanes, Haringey. Other actions took place in other parts of London including […]

April 27, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, LOCAL CAMPAIGNS, NEWS  Comments Closed

Haringey housing campaigners to stage inspection of local Letting Agents

We demand: Bring rents down – stop discrimination and fees – bring back security of tenure We believe:  Everyone is entitled to a decent, secure, affordable, local home Join us for a return of the Community Housing Inspectors We will once again be taking to the streets of Haringey to inspect local Letting Agents as […]

April 22, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, NEWS  Comments Closed

Protest at Haringey Landlords Forum – Tues 19 Feb, 5pm

Bring rents down! No evictions! Join Haringey Solidarity Group and Haringey Housing Action Group at the Haringey Landlords Forum Tuesday 19 February, 5pm at Wood Green Civic Centre High Road, Wood Green, N22 (5 mins walk up the hill from Wood Green tube) Come and join us at the Haringey Landlords Forum, where up to […]

February 17, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: LOCAL CAMPAIGNS  Comments Closed

Renters protest high rents and poor standards at City Hall Meeting

Tuesday 18 December -    Housing groups across London came together today to demand that members of the GLA Housing Committee at City Hall meeting hear loud and clear the views of private tenants as they form their recommendations for the private rented sector. 15-20 members of London private tenants groups Brent Private Tenants’ Rights Group, […]

December 18, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: NEWS  Comments Closed