rent strike


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rent strike

A group of tenants banding together and refusing to pay rent until necessary repairs have been made to a building.Typically,the rent is paid into an escrow account or into a court clerk's office in conjunction with a lawsuit against the landlord.

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It did the trick but we can't help wondering what the toffs would say if council tenants threatened to go on rent strike every time the lights went out.
But there's not a large enough one that can sustain people who are not making a lot of money and give them a community where that's all right, where that's not the standard by which you're judged, where you're going to be judged more by that rent strike you organized or that poem you wrote.
Some of the country's leading sculptors are lining up to create a statue of rent strike leader Mary Barbour.
IT'S YOUNG TED MILIBAND IT'S YOUNG TED MILIBAND ED MILIBAND was known as Ted Miliband when he was involved in one of his first political struggles, leading a rent strike on behalf of Oxford students in 1991.
at followed the football club's rent strike - which a High Court judge recently ruled the club had started to deliberately 'distress' ACL as it wanted to pick up a share in the Ricoh Arena cheaply.
Rent strike threat over 'no go' areas BILLINGHAM council house tenants were threatening a rent strike over Teesside Council's plans to set up 'no go' areas in the district.
Stonehenge had nurtured the building, which it had acquired in bankruptcy, at a time when the complete roster of its 95 tenants was on a rent strike and there was only one occupant in its 40-car underground parking facility.
And there's a documentary on the web about Kirkby's Tower Hill rent strike in the 1970s, which I tell everyone to watch.
When the French Company representatives failed to address the complaints, the tenants launched a rent strike.
of Massachusetts Lowell) traces the travels and travails of a group of Irish immigrants from the Great Famine years who, uprooted by the Crown from Ballykilcline in County Roscommon in response to a prolonged rent strike, settled in Rutland, Vermont and became involved in the marble industry.
ONE of Staffordshire's longest established pubs has closed for the first time in nearly 175 years Following a two-month rent strike by landlord Malcolm Johnson, of The Old Crown, at Wigginton, near Tamworth, he finally surrendered the lease back to pub owners Marston's.
25 Years Ago Students staging a rent strike in Birmingham are set to end their 11-week action because of a court action threat.