Hands off our Homes Update – 8th February

Hands Off Our Homes - Leeds

Hi all, 

This is a packed update, there’s loads going on. The headline is that Scotland has effectively blocked the bedroom tax, only one tenant in Leeds has been evicted so far (and he’s fighting back) and there’s several ‘loopholes’ which you can use to challenge bedroom tax decisions. See below.

HOWEVER, Leeds City Council (and councils in Calderdale, Selby, Barnsley and others) still continue to take tenants who simply can’t pay the extra rent to court, causing misery and fear. We need to keep up the pressure on them, on national government, and stick together.

1) Campaign update – court, evictions, fighting on

We’ve had a busy few weeks, mainly talking to people and finding tenants outside the JobCentre and at County Court. We’ve also been supporting individual tenants through court cases and other issues. We’ve been out in Beeston today and if we had a few more people…

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