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‘Let Down’ – A day of action against letting agents!

monopolymanWhen: Saturday 27th April, 12 noon
Meet: Islington Green, London N1 8DU

Join Digs, Islington Private Tenants and Tower Hamlets Renters on a mini-tour of local letting agents to call for…. 

  • An end to fees for tenants as in Scotland
  • Proper regulation of letting agents
  • No discrimination against people on housing benefit

The action will be MONOPOLY themed, and we’ll have props and banner to give out on the day but please bring anything else you have including:

  • Banners/ ‘adapted’ letting agent placards
  • Monopoly props like top hats and monopoly money
  • Anything to make noise with!


Share you Let Down story?
Do you have a bad letting agent experience you want to share? If so, please post it in the comments on the Let Down blog or bring it with you on the day – we’ll be gathering written testimonials and displaying them at the action.

Who are we/ worries/ questions
This action is being organised by local people from North/East London including the private tenant groups Digs (Hackney), Tower Hamlets Renters and Islington Private Tenants. It is part of the ‘Let Down’ campaign being led by London Renters.

If you have any questions or worried about the action, please email us at hello@hackneyrenters.org – we’ll be happy to call you for a chat.


Tweet your support!
Please tweet and encourage other to tweet using the hashtag #LetDownRenters

Click here to RSVP to the event on facebook.

 

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3 thoughts on “‘Let Down’ – A day of action against letting agents!

  1. We agree that the role of local councils is very significant and are very critical of housing benefit cuts, apparently devised to force landlords to bring down rents – instead landlords are just kicking out people on benefits whilst rents continue to sky rocket. Local councils certainly could be doing much more to protect tenants, and pumping money into the buy to let market is having a really damaging impact as you say. But local councils are just part of the picture. We think the regulatory framework needs to be changed to allow more bad landlords and agents to face justice and Central Government needs to resource locals councils for their role in prosecuting landlords / agents – currently they just don’t have the resources for it.

  2. I am surprised you are not protesting against Islington Council. People are been kicked out due to benefit caps. Their pension fund is going to rent flats are market rent. They will be building high end luxury flats.

    They have £800million to pump into BTL. If all the other pensions follow their lead, most of the new housing will be for renting.

    http://www.pensionsweek.com/Investment/Islington-Residential-property-to-provide-ethical-long-term-returns?ct=true

    What do you think?

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