What can we do about high rents, sh*t landlords, poor housing? Open meeting #2

Come and chat about your housing situation. Whether it’s unaffordability, a complicated relationship with your landlord/agent, not getting the service you require, conflict over end of end a tenancy, the dispute of a deposit, or the state of your property. This meeting will be focused on thinking about our next steps and actions as aContinue reading “What can we do about high rents, sh*t landlords, poor housing? Open meeting #2”

Why do we need a tenants Union in Oxford?

In the no man’s land of tenants’ rights, Oxford is a city of great power and inequality, where 1/3 of the population is renting. The influx of wealthy students, high paid university staff and transient nature of this population has exacerbated people’s powerlessness. Oxford needs a rebalance of power. People in the most vulnerable situationsContinue reading “Why do we need a tenants Union in Oxford?”

Upcoming OTU Meetings 2016

Meetings are held on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm at the East Oxford Community Centre on Princes Street. Meetings begin in proper at 7pm and can run until 9pm latest depending on how full the agenda is. Working group meetings: 6th April 4th May 1st June Open meetings: 20th April 18th May 15thContinue reading “Upcoming OTU Meetings 2016”

First meeting of 2015 – Shaping the year ahead

Wednesday 22nd April 6:30pm – 8:30pm Crisis Skylight Cafe, The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, OX1 2AQ Come along to help decide the direction of the Oxford Tenants’ Union in 2015. There will be a number of presentations to set the scene followed by a discussion facilitated by Seeds for Change on how weContinue reading “First meeting of 2015 – Shaping the year ahead”

Our Troubles as Tenants – and a Union to fight for Housing Justice!

Like most students in Oxford, we moved into our four bedroom flat in September and like most tenants in Oxford, our welcoming was plagued with problems. The letting agency kindly forgot to mention that the neighbouring restaurant did not have their own fire alarm, which we discovered with their loud bangs on our door withinContinue reading “Our Troubles as Tenants – and a Union to fight for Housing Justice!”