The Guardian reports that one of Britain’s “best-known landlords has issued eviction notices to every tenant who is on welfare, and told letting agents that he will not accept any more applicants who need housing benefit”. Owning about 1000 properties in Kent, the landlord considers those in receipt of housing benefit as too likely to go into rent arrears as benefit levels drop and rents increase. The eviction notices concern about 200 tenants, the Guardian reports. The landlord may be “heartless”, as some complain. But above all they may be – unfortunately – economically rational in the light of current housing and benefit policies.
Glasgow Solidarity Network
Deposit withheld? Illegal agency fees? Wages stolen? Repairs outstanding?
We are a volunteer group who will support your struggle to win back a deposit, wages, repairs, agency fees, or tackling bosses and landlords by use of collective direct action.
See the About section for more on how we go about this, or Contact Us if you would like to become part of the network or have a boss or landlord problem you need support to face.
Alone we may be weak - organised we can win!