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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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