Is your landlord giving you grief? 📣 We've got your back! 📣
Member Defence Sessions are the place where members meet and plan how to collectively resolve each others housing issues, whether that is disrepair, harassment over rent arrears or utility bills, or threats to hike rent or evict. And whether it's with a landlord (social or private), letting agent or factor.
Sorted your problems at home but want to support others to win improvements in theirs?
Come along, meet your fellow members, and make plans for standing shoulder to shoulder to take collective action to improve each others living conditions.
At each meeting we cover: national and local updates; training on member defence and work on our members issues.
At the last member defence working session a tenant arrived with a complaint about their housing association. This was the beginning of a block campaign! Since then tenants and residents secured a negotiation with the housing association and repairs are already happening!
When tenants come together and support each other through collective action we can take back power and fight a system that puts profit over people. This means we confront housing injustice by negotiating directly with landlords and letting agents, and use direct action to show them that we are serious about tenants’ rights.
On a practical note:
If you have an issue and want union support, let us know by shooting an email to: [email protected]. Keep in mind that for complex legal issues, we will signpost organisations that are better placed to help you.
Not a member yet? Join here: www.livingrent.org/join
- August 30, 2023 at 6:00pm – 8pm
- TBC - Somewhere in central Paisley