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EXCLUSIVE interview: Landlord speaks about ‘scary’ campaign by ACORN

A landlord who won £100,000 in damages from tenants’ union ACORN has spoken of her fear at the group’s determined campaign of...

LATEST: London council launches own private renters’ union with Generation Rent

Lewisham Council is working with tenants to launch a dedicated private renters’ union, understood to be the second of its kind in...

Renters picket parliament to back abolishing Section 21 evictions

Private renters held a day of action outside Parliament to demand that the government delivers on its promise to end unfair evictions.

Activists launch campaign to reverse council’s selective licensing plans

Tenants union Acorn is pushing for a selective licensing scheme in Brighton & Hove, three years after local landlord group iHowz managed...

Campaigners ‘strong-arm’ landlord to pay compensation for mould damage

The Acorn union’s aggressive tactics have strong-armed a landlord into paying her former tenants compensation. Its Norwich branch is...

BREAKING: Sheffield latest to consider city-wide selective licensing

Sheffield council is to consider a city-wide selective licensing scheme, a move that has been hailed as a victory by fast-growing tenant...

Expanding renters’ union Acorn warns ‘errant landlords’ to expect action

Renters’ group Acorn has promised to set up more branches in England and Wales this year to tackle social inequality and challenge...

LATEST role for Maxine Peake is… being an anti-evictions campaigner

Actress Maxine Peake took a new supporting role when she joined tenants’ groups in Manchester protesting against evictions. The...

18,000 illegal evictions by landlords during Covid despite ban, says report

A nationwide ban on evictions hasn’t prevented about 18,000 households across England being made legally homeless during the pandemic, according to a...

LATEST: Pressure grows on government to make a decision on evictions...

Pressure is growing on the government as landlord, tenant and consumer groups call on ministers to make a decision on extending the...