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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One respondent went on a rent strike when the landlord refused to repair the house.
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.
The narrative begins with an account by Jenna Weissman Joselit of the 1904 rent strike by Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side.
was sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in the Lamontville rent strike, the very strike which touched off the play itself.
One play I'd really like to do is about the Kirkby rent strike.
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.
Both quit after running up large losses, with Mr Johnson leaving in March 2008 following a twomonth rent strike in protest at weekly commitments of more than pounds 1,100 to Marston's.
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.
For some reason the students of York University decided to challenge the powers-that-be with a rent strike.
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.
25 Years Ago Students staging a rent strike in Birmingham are set to end their 11-week action because of a court action threat.