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

Housing activists stage inspection of local letting agents

Haringey Housing Action Group, Haringey Private Tenants Action Group and Haringey Solidariyt Group held an inspection of local letting agents to draw attention to high rents, short-term tenancies, discrimination against housing benefit claimants and high administration fees. On Saturday 6 October, a team of Community Housing Inspectors took a tour of local letting agents along […]

October 8, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, NEWS  Comments Closed

Private Tenants challenge discrimination and profiteering by Haringey Letting Agents

Community Housing Inspection of Haringey Letting Agents Saturday 6 October, meet at 12noon outside Turnpike Lane tube station We at Haringey Housing Action Group are seeing more and more tenants, including those who are entitled to welfare benefits who cannot find anywhere to live in Haringey. This is due to discrimination against anyone on benefits […]

October 1, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

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 […]

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

Stop Tenant Evictions – Reduce Private Sector Rents – Protest 3rd August 2012

Haringey Housing Action Group protested today prior to a meeting with the Housing Advice & Options Team to demand more support for private tenants faced with eviction following cuts to Housing Benefit/Local Housing Allowance. Here are some shots from the protest, report to follow. LEAFLET TEXT or download at HAG Apex Hse Protest 3rd Aug […]

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Affordable Housing for All/Private tenants – meeting report

Bring Rents Down / Affordable Housing for All Private tenants event: Follow-up meeting Saturday 9th June – 11am North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Road, N17 All welcome Views of participants of the What Can Be Done discussions on May 26th – as reported (including the contributions to the discussion which then followed) KEY FACT […]

June 7, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: LOCAL CAMPAIGNS, NEWS  Comments Closed

26th May – Public event for all local private tenants

In oppostition to Government cuts to housing  benefits, we demand… AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR ALL – BRING RENTS DOWN! Saturday 26th May, 2pm-4pm Wood Green Library Wood Green High Road, N22Information stalls * Know-your-rights sessions * Discussions about what can be done Includes refreshments & a small toddlers play area

April 29, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: NEWS  Comments Closed

Non-Payment of Rent: Your Rights.

The consequences and time scales. The first thing is to work out what kind of tenant you are, as there are different rules for different groups. Are you: a secure tenant, an assured tenant, an assured shorthold tenant, licencee, unlawful occupier etc.

March 29, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION  Comments Closed