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5 December 2018

Arrogant landlords can be beaten

Housing association bosses gave Theresa May a standing ovation after a speech on housing policy - you wouldn't find an audience of housing workers or tenants do that

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28 November 2018

The Tories' letting fee ban is full of holes - we need rent controls and council homes!

The Tories have recently announced a bill to end letting agency fees, as well as capping deposits at a maximum of six weeks' rent.

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31 October 2018

Homelessness, Universal Credit misery, high rents, cramped flats, isolated estates...end the housing crisis!

Housing in Britain is in crisis. Bailiffs were called to a house in Hove on 26 October after the tenant - struggling to get by on Universal Credit - fell into rent arrears.

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4 July 2018

Tories pledge three-year private tenancies: fight for rent caps and council homes

Under pressure, the Tories have promised to introduce three-year minimum tenancies. But we need real security, rent caps and a mass building programme of council housing

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16 May 2018

Ronan Point disaster 50 years on

On 16 May 1968, 50 years ago, Ronan Point, a high-rise tower block in Newham, east London, collapsed killing four people and injuring 17

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16 May 2018

Sweden: Socialist elected leader of 77,000-strong tenants' union

Kristofer Lundberg, a leading member of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (Socialist Justice - CWI Sweden), was recently elected as leader of the 77,000 member tenants' union in West Sweden with 60% of the vote from delegates to the union's regional council

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18 April 2018

Butterfields tenants join TUSC campaign

In 2016 Socialist Party members helped Butterfields tenants fight eviction - they achieved a famous victory

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28 March 2018

Grenfell: survivors not rehoused, inquiry not independent, blocks not safe

The government has admitted that 82 households are still in temporary accommodation following the Grenfell Tower fire and not all will be in permanent accommodation by June, the first anniversary, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite union housing workers branch.

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7 February 2018

Corbyn's left must seize the advantage in Labour's civil war

Headlines scream about a hard-left takeover of the Labour Party. No wonder. Under Tony Blair, big business found a safe political alternative to the Tories. How they must now long for the return of pro-capitalist, pro-austerity Labour as they watch the Tories' divisions

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24 January 2018

£2m to remove Grenfell-type cladding: residents to get bill

No charges to residents! Cladding off now!: Residents in the 'Citiscape' housing complex in Croydon, south London, have learnt that tests revealed the cladding on their block poses the same fire hazard as Grenfell Tower.

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24 January 2018

Gentrification scourge hits Kent

So-called 'gentrification' is on its way to parts of north Kent that are being packaged as the 'Thames Gateway'.

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13 December 2017

Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

Dozens of families that survived the fire at Grenfell Tower face Christmas in hotels

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13 December 2017

Two in five 'right to buy' homes now for let

Scrap Thatcher's right to buy: Over 40% of ex-council houses sold under Thatcher's 'right to buy' scheme are now part of the private rental sector, according to Inside Housing.

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22 November 2017

Them & us

Property empires v avocadoes; council seats for landlords, eviction notes for us

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15 November 2017

Corbyn must challenge pro-gentrification council leader or others will

Claire Kober, the Labour leader of Haringey council, has been reselected to stand as a councillor in the May 2018 elections

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15 November 2017

No more excuses: fit sprinklers now!

Bill the government, not the residents: Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right to demand that the Tories allocate £1 billion to fit sprinklers

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8 November 2017

Housing campaigners ask Corbyn to instruct Labour council regeneration ballots

Losing your home or child's play space is something that can't wait until an election - more importantly, it is within Labour councils' power to stop

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1 November 2017

Tories u-turn on social housing benefit cap and borrowing to build

Strikes can end this zombie government: Theresa May's backtrack on capping housing benefit for social tenants is the latest in a catalogue of u-turns

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11 October 2017

No more fire deaths - ensure safety now!

In the early hours of Sunday 1 October a fire broke out on the ground floor of a three storey block of flats in Ringland Close, Hanley. A mother and two daughters were rescued from their flat above and rushed to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation

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22 September 2017

Ledbury tenants fight for decent homes

Bill Mullins interviews tenant Danielle Gregory

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