– landlord licensing scheme: Tower Hamlets Council plans to consult on implementing a landlord licensing scheme and we want to make sure that it comes despite of the landlords fighting against it and that it is designed in a way that it serves us as tenants.
– Compulsory Purchaise Orders (CPO): we want to explore further the instrument of CPOs: under which circumstances can the council force dodgy landlords to sell their property to the council? How could we build a public campaign around that? We do have a concrete case of tenant’s who would love to campaign for a CPO, having to deal with a criminal and abusive large scale private landlord.
– Taking action: March for Homes (31 Jan) and Housing Week of Action: Grass roots housing groups across London are preparing a Housing Week of Action in the run up to the Mayor’s Budget Setting Vote on 23rd of February. How can we get involved?
Action and support meeting
7-8:30pm, Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Unite Community Centre, St. George’s Town Hall (see map)
50m from DLR and Overground Shadwell station
Questions? contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Tower Hamlets Renters
Are you a private renter? Have you set yourself some new year’s resolutions? Why not get involved with your local private renters group?
Despite rents going through the roof, tenants suffering shocking conditions in silence for fear of eviction and legal aid unavailable for the majority of people, it’s up to grass roots housing groups like ours to campaign for real change.
With the upcoming national elections and Tower Hamlets Council’s plans to consult on implementing a landlord licensing scheme now is the time to lobby our local and national politicians to protect private renters from callous and greedy landlords. We think everyone deserves a save and secure home. We oppose evictions and social cleansing in the borough.
We are not an advice service but a mutual support group. We offer tenants support with housing problems, signposting to those who can help and including them in our campaigns.
So if you’ve got a problem, want to support those who do or contribute your skills to our campaigns come to our next meeting – we’d love to meet you.