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.”

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?”