In The Name of Regeneration……

Before his death in 1900, William Sutton made a last Will and Testament which would see his vast fortune left to house families onlow incomes suffering from poor living standards. Many of the Sutton Estate's first residents were women on low income jobs. Over 2,000...
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New homes do nothing to help Brighton and Hove’s housing crisis

ARTISAN homes in an apartment block where developers controversially chose to pay £1.2 million rather than build affordable homes have now come on to the market, costing more than half a million...read more and comments from the Living Rent Campaign Interview with...
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Brighton & Hove's 12 wards consultation for Private Renting Reforms The council has started a consultation on a new selective licensing system for 12 wards in the city. The means that all private rented properties in these wards will need to be licensed with the...
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March for Homes

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March For Homes – 24th June

Justice for Grenfell Join the protest March for Homes Saturday 24 June 2017 12 noon Parliament Square SW1P 3AD The terrible Grenfell fire shows the murderous result of housing policies dictated by profit and greed. Tenants die because landlords don’t listen. Everyone...
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  1. livingrentuk

    Hello Henry,

    Thank you for your email, our gig was great fun and a great success in terms of awareness and an entertaining night. Our next meeting is this Monday coming (24th Oct) at 7pm The Ship Hotel, King’s Road, Brighton BN1 1NR. It would be great to see you there.

    Best wishes

  2. Henry Smith

    Hi

    Really interested in your campaign. I work for a housing and planning charity (www.tcpa.org.uk) in London but live in Brighton. Was gutted to miss your fundraising gig especially as I live round the corner from the Hanover! Would be great to hear more about your work.

    Best
    Henry

  3. James

    Thanks Living Rent, see you there.

  4. livingrentuk

    Hello James,

    Thank you for your message but very sorry to hear what has happened; what a really terrible situation to be in. I hope you’ve been getting some helpful advice

    It would be great to see you at the next meeting, it is on Wednesday 18th March at 7pm, upstairs at The Southover Pub, Southover Street, Hanover, Brighton.

    Also, there’s the hustings with local MPs on 31st March at 7pm at The Brighthelm centre, where you can voice your opinion and ask questions to local MPs on housing issues.

    We look forward to seeing you.

    Best wishes,
    Living Rent

  5. James

    P.S.: The money spent was awarded for a ripped shoulder. Yes, I was stupid to improve the flat.

  6. James

    Hi, where’s the meeting on 18th March please? I really need to be a part of this. The council’s housing department are now treating me like a criminal because of a lying landlord, who’s rotten and damp flat destroyed my property, on which I spent over £2,500, assured of a long tenancy. Now, owing me money, he convinced the council that I trashed his flat, despite the landlord being with me when I left and testimonials saying that the carpet was in good order, etc. I even have a video showing the flat had been gutted, and everything that the landlord charged for ended up in a skip. Besides Hoogstraten, I’ve never known anything like it.

  7. livingrentuk

    Hello Sarah,

    Great you’ll be at the housing hustings on 31st March, it’ll be the perfect time to voice your opinions and raise questions about Housing. Thanks for your support!

    Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday 18th March if you’re free.

    Our email is livingrentuk@gmail.com

    Regards,
    Living Rent

  8. Sarah

    Love what you’re doing. Really looking forward to the housing hustings, can’t find an email address to make contact. Can you drop me an email?

  9. livingrentuk

    Hi James,

    Yours is unfortunately not a rare case of the mistreatment private tenants are facing. We have had success with our petition, 2500 signatures, having presented it at full council and got several amendments raised by the Green Party and passed unanimously by all parties, for consideration at the next housing committee which is on the 12th November at 4 pm. The group is spurred on by all the support we have had and have many events planned. Please let me now if you would like any information on these.
    regards

    Diane
    Living Rent campaign

  10. livingrentuk

    Hi Paul,

    thanks you for your email.

    We have had success with our petition, 2500 signatures, having presented it at full council and got several amendments raised by the Green Party and passed unanimously by all parties, for consideration at the next housing committee which is on the 12th November at 4 pm. The group is spurred on by all the support we have had and have many events planned. Please let me now if you would like any information on these.

    Regards,

    Diane
    living rent Campaign

  11. livingrentuk

    Hi Vanessa

    thanks for your support, as you can see from the website we presented our petition and got several amendments passed by council to be considered at the Housing committee on 12th November. We had press coverage as well. keep a look out for what action we will be taking before the committee.

    Regards

    Diane

    Living rent campaign

  12. Vanessa Jones

    Thank you for having the motivation and community spirit to carry this through. I’m a single mother, working as a teaching assistant, finding it almost impossible to live in Brighton due to the extortionate rents. I really appreciate your energy. Thank you for organising this petition.

  13. Paul Sawtell

    Hi we’re looking to cover this spiralling rents story and wondered if we could speak to someone from the campaign on our breakfast show at 705am on Monday and whether you could put us in touch with people who are struggling to pay their rent. Please ring me today, Friday, on 01273 320444
    Thanks
    Paul
    BBC Sussex

  14. James

    18 months ago I was evicted, after 14 years good tenancy, so landlord could double rent. After improving property I’m now in, landlord evicted me to sell. I have no rights. He has behaved in a criminal way and authorities now encourage me to behave in a criminal manner to counter the problem. This is not the solution. MP’s have to start listening with regard to the volatile rental market that leaves all the cards in landlords hands. This is Dickensian, the way landlords are allowed to mistreat their tenants.

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