RESOURCES

COVID-19
Renters’ Resources

Not sure about you, but this is our first time in a pandemic!?

This is an unprecedented situation. Whilst each (renter’s) situation is very particular to the individual and even though it might seem impossible, this is a collective and systemic issue. This is why we’ve put together a range of resources to help you with your situation, each individual’s actions count and we want to help.

National Renters’ Manifesto

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?

Q&A FOR LANDLORDS

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 thatContinue reading “Q&A FOR LANDLORDS”

IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS FOR RENTERS IN OXFORD

Private tenancy Officers at Oxford City Council
Tenancy Relations Officer, Oxford City Council T6@oxford.gov. or 01865 252267
HMOs Relations Officer, Oxford City Council hmos@oxford.gov.uk

Both Councillors in charge of housing at Oxford City Council
Linda Smith, Lye Valley Councillor and Deputy Leader (Statutory) of the Council, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Housing – cllrlsmith@oxford.gov.uk
Elizabeth Wade, Wolvercote CouncillorLiberal Democrat Liberal Democrat shadow spokesperson for Housing and homelessness – cllrlwade@oxford.gov.uk

Your MP
Anneliese Dodds, MP East Oxford – anneliese.dodds.casework@parliament.ukor
Layla Moran, MP Oxford West and Abingdon layla.moran.mp@parliament.uk

Renters’ groups in Oxford
Oxford Tenants Unionoxtenantsunion@gmail.com
Acorn Oxfordoxford@acorncommunities.org.uk

Housing Support Service at Connection Support
www.connectionsupport.org.uk or on 01865 336162. 

ARCHIVES

General Elections 2019

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.

#TXTALANDLORD

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 makeContinue reading “#TXTALANDLORD”