#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”

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?”

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”