Tenants rights

Screenshot from ‘Cracks In The System’ Ledbury Estate documentary showing a hand being put into a crack in the wall Screenshot from ‘Cracks In The System’ Ledbury Estate documentary showing a hand being put into a crack in the wall

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Cracking up: tenant power through the Ledbury Action Group

What do you do when there are cracks in your flat big enough to pass your arm through? See how the residents of the Ledbury estate took action.

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Gerry’s story

Gerry Boyd is a tower block resident and chair of the Rosebank Tower Property Council in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. As the owner of a flat which has suffered with various disrepair issues over the years – he describes his relationship with the Factoring managers, the local authority and talks us through his journey through the […]

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Peter’s story

Peter McLoughlin is a tower block tenant who has been living in a 14th floor flat in Netherthorpe, Sheffield since 1988. He was formerly Sheffield's Cabinet Member for Housing and continues to lobby for safer housing conditions across the city, particularly in tower blocks. In this episode, Peter discusses his history in the tenants' movement and what's led him to campaign, carry out his own safety and disrepair audits and write many reports on housing over the past 40 years.

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Rhiannon’s Story

Rhiannon is the Campaigns and Research Officer at the Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations. In this podcast she discusses housing disrepair and the power of collective action.