Rate your landlord, property & agency!

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 togetherContinue reading “Rate your landlord, property & agency!”

#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”

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”

PETITION – Coronvirus: Protect Renters now!

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. AnnounceContinue reading “PETITION – Coronvirus: Protect Renters now!”

COVID-19 EVICTION CHECKLIST

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’,Continue reading “COVID-19 EVICTION CHECKLIST”

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Q&A for Renters

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. YouContinue reading “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Q&A for Renters”

COVID-19 Open Letter to Oxford City Council.

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 CityContinue reading “COVID-19 Open Letter to Oxford City Council.”

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?”