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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 August 2020

Sheffield: Support Sue

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The Socialist Party joined the protest in support of Sue on 7 August. It was organised by Acorn housing campaign against rogue landlord John Francis, owner of appropriately named Crapper & Haigh letting agency.

Sue, a care worker, has been a private tenant with them for 13 years. She's had to 'live' in appalling conditions, mould and damp in the bathroom, and without repairs being done.

Five years ago, after changing jobs, she missed one month's rent. She has been charged 1-a-day extra for as long as she's been in arrears, now totalling over 3,000.

Sue, supported by around 35 Acorn members, went to visit Mr Francis and gave him one week to cancel Sue's debts and allow her to end the tenancy with good references. If not, Acorn will be back.

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