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