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Did you know these Hackney letting agents refuse to let to people on housing benefit? When we called 50 agents we found only ONE property available to people on benefits. The number of people claiming housing benefit has exploded as rents have become unaffordable. Many of these people– almost half a million – are working … Continue reading

We demanded an end to discrimination – what did the letting agents say?
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We demanded an end to discrimination – what did the letting agents say?

We launched our #YesDSS campaign with a bang outside Hackney Town Hall. Around 80 people came along to tell local letting agents that we’ll no longer tolerate their naked discrimination of people on benefits. We heard from some amazing groups also fighting housing inequality that came to show solidarity with our campaign. We mystery shopped … Continue reading

Landlord MP says law requiring homes be fit for human habitation is “unnecessary burden”
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Landlord MP says law requiring homes be fit for human habitation is “unnecessary burden”

Heather Kennedy Why are private renters treated so atrociously in the UK? Look at other European countries like Germany and France and we see it’s actually not impossible to get a private rented sector that provides people decent, secure homes they can afford. But in the UK, and particularly London and the South East we’re … Continue reading