April 28, 2020 by

    It’s time for people in Oxford to act together to #Standup4Renters and spread the word that NO PERSON CAN BE EVICTED during Covid. Here are 3 things you can do.

  • Rate your landlord, property & agency!

    April 29, 2020 by

    Looking to rate your landlord? Landlord and letting agent reviews on Marks Out Of Tenancy bridge the gap from one tenant to the next. With renting, it’s not the process that’s too complicated, it’s that renters aren’t given access to all the information they need. Marks Out Of Tenancy is a community of renters, working together… Read more

  • National Renters’ Manifesto

    April 29, 2020 by

    Renters from across England have come together to write a radical manifesto on renting. We want to show all parties at this election that renters are a political force.

    Will you sign up to the National Renter Manifesto?

  • General Elections 2019

    April 29, 2020 by

    Renters could decide 47 constituencies in the 2019 UK election. We’ve put together a digest of party leaders’ voting record as well as manifestos’ policies on housing to help you discuss the issues behind secure and affordable housing for renters whilst canvassing.


    April 29, 2020 by

    No person renting in Oxford should lose their home as a result of the Coronavirus.Protections are being put in place to provide  3-month ’mortgage-holidays’ for home-owners.  Message a landlord you know today to ask how they plan to pass this vital protection on to precarious renters as ‘rentholidays’.Tweet Renters in Oxford are being forced to make… Read more


    April 29, 2020 by

    Hi! I own a house but my tenants can’t afford the rent because of the crisis! What should I do? Congratulations! You own what is called an investment property. We’re very sorry to hear your tenants are in trouble. Have you considered lowering or even eliminating rent for your tenants during this time? But that… Read more

  • PETITION – Coronvirus: Protect Renters now!

    April 29, 2020 by

    The are 20 million people renting in Britain.In light of the COVID – 19 outbreak, ACORN call for the government to: Enact a rent suspension for anybody who is unable to pay rent during the crisis, either due to having to self isolate, being out of work, or being unable to go to work. Announce… Read more


    April 29, 2020 by

    Is my eviction notice legal? There are two types of eviction notices your landlord may serve you to gain possession of the property: a Section 8 if the tenant has broken the terms of the tenancy agreement and a Section 21 commonly known as a ‘no-fault eviction’. In order for these to be ‘legal evictions’,… Read more

  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Q&A for Renters

    April 29, 2020 by

    I’m worried I won’t be able to pay my rent this month because of Coronavirus. What should I do?  Ask your Landlord for a rent reduction or suspension. If you are in touch with an agency, try to speak to your landlord directly. You have the legal right to know who your landlord is and their address. You… Read more

  • COVID-19 Open Letter to Oxford City Council.

    March 18, 2020 by

    Oxford, 18th March 2020 Dear Councillor Susan Brown, In the face of the Coronavirus, we the Oxford Tenants Union, ask that you take urgent action to safeguard the third of Oxford’s population who rent their homes. Immediate protections must be put in place for those in the private rented sector, and tenants of Oxford City… Read more

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