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”

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”

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?”

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”