Hackney council challenged over attendance at London Real Estate Forum
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Hackney council challenged over attendance at London Real Estate Forum

This week, developers, corporate landlords and politicians gathered for the London Real Estate Forum, for what its website described as the “premier event for the development sector, hosted in the heart of Mayfair, Berkeley Square, bringing two days of debate, deals and networking took place in Old Street.” I’ll give you a couple of moments … Continue reading

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Action! Hackney council stop criminalising the homeless #NotFineWithUS

Demonstration: 17:00-19:30, Monday 22 June, Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, E8 1EA FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403275666667416/ Hackney council have decided in their wisdom to make rough sleeping and begging criminal offences. People found begging or rough sleeping will be fined up to £1,000. Let’s take action against their cruel, unjust treatment that criminalises vulnerable people the … Continue reading

ACTION! Tell the council private renting needs to change
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ACTION! Tell the council private renting needs to change

For the last few months we’ve been gathering stories from renters in Hackney – they’ve been telling us tales that would make your hair curl, of abusive landlords, greedy, incompetent letting agents, rip off rents, evictions and shocking states of disrepair. Come with us on Saturday 26th April, 12pm to present these stories to Hackney … Continue reading

Should Hackney Council regulate landlords?
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Should Hackney Council regulate landlords?

Should Hackney Council regulate landlords like in Newham? This is the question being put to you, residents of Hackney, by the Hackney Council Scrutiny Commission. Click here to respond to the public consultation on landlord licensing. Digs submitted evidence and views to the consultation, based on our experiences as a group of private renters supporting … Continue reading

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Hackney renters take to the streets for real life Monopoly

On Saturday members of Hackney renters group Digs and their supporters gathered to challenge local letting agents for pushing up rents and generally making life miserable for local renters. Gathering outside Hackney town hall, the group were introduced to a slimy letting agent (who you might recognise from our video…) who played host to a Monopoly game show … Continue reading

‘The Way Home’ – audiowalk explores the history of housing in Hackney
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‘The Way Home’ – audiowalk explores the history of housing in Hackney

By Ellie Schling Over the last two months I’ve produced an audio walk around Hackney using oral history interviews recorded by the Hackney Housing Oral History Project in 2011. The audio walk directs you around Victorian terraced streets, council estates, estate agents and the council service office while you listen to excerpts of interviews with … Continue reading