housing

Brian Thomas - discriminating against HBOn Saturday 27th April 2013,as part of a London-wide day of action against Letting Agents, 20 Haringey Community Housing Inspectors went out to investigate the practices of local Letting Agents in Green Lanes, Haringey.

Other actions took place in other parts of London including in Islington/Hackney, Brixton and Herne Hill, see the Let Down campaign blog. 

Haringey’s action was a follow-up inspection to one held six months ago – in October 2012, members of Haringey Housing Action Group became ‘Community Housing Inspectors’ and exposed the unwelcome practices these Letting Agents are engaged in: profiting and supporting landlords all to the detriment of the basic need of people to find an affordable, secure home.

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The rent is too damn highJoin in, and meet at 12 noon outside Turnpike Lane tube.

We will once again be taking to the streets of Haringey to inspect local letting agents as part of Let Down: a day of action against letting agents.

Six months ago, on 6 October 2012, local housing campaigners became ‘Community Housing Inspectors’ to investigate local letting agents and uncover the unwelcome practices they are engaged in. On Saturday we are carrying out further inspections to find out if any of our demands for changes have occurred. Where they have not, we will be providing a ‘Cease and Desist Order’* to letting agents found to be engaging with greedy and anti-social behaviour.  The ‘Cease and Desist Order’ will only be revoked if they put an end to such practices.

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Bring rents down! No evictions!

Join Haringey Solidarity Group and Haringey Housing Action Group at the:

Haringey Landlords Forum
Tuesday 19 February, 5pm at Wood Green Civic Centre
High Road, Wood Green, N22 (5 mins walk up the hill from Wood Green tube)

Come and join us at the Haringey Landlords Forum, where up to 100 landlords from around the borough will be meeting with the council. We will have the chance to ask them to reverse their decisions to evict tenants, raise rents, and refuse to rent to housing benefit claimants.

Housing is a basic necessity. But landlords choose to ignore this when they maximise rental income and refuse to help tenants affected struggling to pay their rent. They should not be allowed to go about their business unchallenged.

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The Metropolitan Police are planning to make 21 families homeless by reclaiming the land for profitable redevelopment.

AS YET THEY HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN PLANNING PERMISSION MEANING THESE BUILDINGS COULD LIE EMPTY (AND OPEN TO VANDALISM) FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

By doing this, they will be ripping the heart out of the community that lives here.

Please do all you can to come and show your support at a meeting on:

TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY

7pm, The British Legion, Muswell Hill Road, N10 3NG

Some of the residents, having lived here for over 20 years (and brought up children and raised families), have been informed by Crown Housing Association and Haringey Council that they have no legal obligation to re-house them, thus making them homeless.


In the current climate, where Social Housing is already under extreme pressure, virtually non existent; is making another 21 families homeless, the best solution?  Are the financial needs of the Metropolitan Police greater than those of people\'s lives?

BAILIFFS ARE DUE THE 2ND WEEK IN MARCH!

If there is one single thing you do in your life to help someone else...please make it this xx

7pm, Tuesday 12 February, The British Legion, Muswell Hill Road, N10 3NG

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Haringey Defend Council Housing!
 
7.30pm, Tuesday 18th December
Whitehall & Tenterden Community Centre
Whitehall Street, Tottenham, N17 8BP
[On the right, under the bridge at the end of Whitehall Street]
All Welcome
 
This Government is cutting housing benefit levels, introducing less secure tenancies, and driving up rents. But tenants are resisting, and now is the time to stand up for council housing.

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