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Free workshop! Learning to stand up for your renter rights

  • Are you a private renter?
  • Would you like to know more about your housing rights and how to stand up against bad landlords and letting agents?

Come to a Digs workshop this Saturday,  part of the TSSA Hackney Learning Festival.

Keenan, MelWhere:  ELISE Centre,24-30 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ
When: 16:00, Saturday 9th February

The workshop will be hosted by Ben Reeve Lewis, Tenancy Relationships Officer and housing expert and Heather Kennedy, Digs Organiser.

This interactive workshop will cover:

  • Your basic rights as a tenant
  • Deposits, repairs and evictions
  • Disputes with your landlord
  • Campaigning for a better deal for private tenants

Ben will also be on hand to answer your questions so come armed with your landlord horror stories!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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3 thoughts on “Free workshop! Learning to stand up for your renter rights

  1. And if you truly believe only 1% of landlords are ‘bad’ you should really do some more research. Most renters, even when exposed to abuse and awful conditions, never report their landlords. Many don’t know they can. And local enforcement teams don’t keep accurate records. So unfortunately no on actually knows how many landlords are ‘bad’, not even Shelter.

  2. We believe that the system is heavily weighted to give renters no choice but to appreciate their responsibilities. If renters don’t pay their rent or damage the property they can loose their deposit, and even if the renter doesn’t flout their responsibility in this way, the landlord can serve a Section 21 and evict them. And these are just the legal methods. Many of our members have been threatened and intimidated when they haven’t behaved as the landlord likes. What powers do renters have to hold their landlords to account? Very few. On our Rate you Landlord tool we encourage good and bad stories from renters as we also want to highlight best practice and good landlords. But our focus does have to be on supporting renters who have had bad experiences, of whom there are sadly too many.

  3. As a Landlord, I hope you will convey the other side. It is just not about “rights”, but also tenant “responsibilities”. Tenants should treat the property with respect. It should be about having a good relationship with landlord / tenant.

    Comments such as ” so come armed with your landlord horror stories!”.

    How about inviting people to bring in their “good” landlord stories.You are cultivating bad feeling.

    Kay Boycott was asked what percentage of landlords she thought were bad, and she did n’t want to answer… it turned out it was less then 1% (using Shelter own research).

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