London, UK : Open skillshare: Sat 6 April, 2pm – Taking creative action against high rents and rip-off letting agent fees

Are you a private renter?

Do you want to take action against high rents and rip-off letting agent fees?

Saturday 6 April, 2.00-5.30pm – skillshare: come and find out how to get involved

Unite Community Centre, St George’s Town Hall (basement), 236 Cable Street, London E1 0BL (map) – 2 mins from Shadwell station. (Please let us know if you’re a wheelchair user.)

We’re holding a skillshare for anyone, with any level of experience of protests and campaigns. We’ll be exploring what makes creative protest action, and why we might choose to do it. We’ll come up with ideas for action we could take as part of a day of action on 27 April, and work out what it would take to carry out these actions.

Then we’ll talk about our rights on different types of protest action. Finally we’ll work out our next steps between now and the day of action. And, if you’re itching for some hands-on activity, they’ll be a chance to make banners, placards and protest props as well!

Saturday 27 April – take action against high rents and rip-off letting agent fees

Get involved by joining an action near you or organising one of your own.

Organised by London Renters: Building a renters’ movement

We want to learn from another and provide support change our housing and living conditions to a better! An out-of-control rental market full of greedy landlords and rip-off letting agencies coupled with the government’s cuts is making our everyday lives more and more difficult. We have to fight back and together we can be strong. If you want to learn more about your rights as a private tenant or to rate your landlord, visit

The skill sharing meeting aims to endorse a joined learning between community groups dealing with housing issues. Possible topics could be using social media for local campaigning, documenting protest actions or working with the media.

Brent Private Tenant’s Rights GroupCamden Federation of Private Tenants
Digs (Hackney Renters)Haringey Housing Action GroupIslington Private TenantsTower Hamlets Renters

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On October 2nd, protesters from Edinburgh Private Tenants’ Action Group shut down a letting agency which is still demanding illegal fees from its tenants, despite the Scottish Government confirming that charging such fees is a crime.