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Cambridge House for the Guardian: Renters must be able to hold private landlords to account

Safer Renting Director Roz Spencer shares insights into London’s broken private rented market and demands proper protections for renters in The Guardian. Safer Renting creates pathways out of slum rentals for victims of criminal landlords.We influence social policy to create better conditions for renters and drive slum landlords out of business, and it’s great to see our work getting out…

How the Legal System is Failing Courteney – Safer Renting Blog

Safer Renting works with vulnerable tenants and victims of criminal landlords to help protect their rights and get justice. The Safer Renting blog from our Project Lead Roz Spencer tells the stories of the people we work with. You can learn about the project here. I know today is Friday 13th, but the events of the day surpass anything you…

How Good are Licensing Schemes at Stopping Rogue Landlords? – Safer Renting Blog

Safer Renting works to tackle criminal landlords and support their victims across London. The Project Director Roz Spencer, as seen on Channel 5’s Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords, has over 30 years’ experience working with private sector and social housing in London. This blog details her experiences tackling criminal landlords and working with some of the most vulnerable tenants in London. It…

7 Things You Need To Know About The Housing & Planning Bill

The CHat is back! This week’s subject: everything you need to know about the Housing and Planning Bill Welcome back to The CHat, London’s premier social justice podcast, broadcasting straight from Cambridge House. In April, we hosted an urgent conference on the housing crisis in London, addressing the growing threats to council housing and council tenants in the city and…

What’s a Mayor to do about the housing crisis?

Welcome to The CH@T ~ Broadcasting straight from Cambridge House, we’re asking: what’s going on with housing in London? How can a new Mayor tackle the housing crisis? Tackling some of the toughest issues facing society today, The CH@T brings you insights and stories straight from the frontline of social action in the UK. From our base in Camberwell, we’re…

Can the Supreme Court stop austerity hitting the vulnerable hardest?

Last month the Supreme Court delivered a land mark ruling in homelessness law. The case of Mr Kanu, demonstrates how far some cash strapped Council’s had squeezed the definition of vulnerability in order to avoid treating those with a physical disability or mental health issues as having priority need. With a further 12 billion in benefit cuts on the horizon,…

Supreme Court announces historic decision on priority need for vulnerable homeless

Landmark homelessness case to improve right to housing for people in priority need, successfully pursued by Cambridge House Law Centre For the first time since the homelessness provisions came into force in 1977 the meaning of ‘vulnerability’ has been considered by the highest court in the land. This is of critical important for homeless people, particularly those with disabilities who do…

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