Lewisham Private Tenants Association next meeting 4th december

21 11 2012
Thank you for coming to the first meeting of the Lewisham Private Tenants Association last week. It was great to meet you all and get stuck into discussing the issues faced by people renting in Lewisham, and importantly, taking the first steps we need to develop practical action.
To get us moving quickly, the next meeting is being held on 4th December, 7.30pm-9pm at the New Cross Learning Centre (on New Cross Road).
Please come if you can make it, whether you’ve been before or not, and encourage any friends or wider contacts to come too. The more we are, the stronger we are!
The meeting will focus on deciding as a group what our key priorities should be and planning our first actions. Lots of ideas came out of the meeting last week which we will build on, including :
– Educating private tenants on their rights
– Setting up a list of good landlords & establishing our own kite-mark 
– Making sure tenants know what’s really a reasonable rent to tackle high prices
– Creative campaigning & lobbying at a local level for change
– Connecting tenants with people who can help
We also need to make sure our group works by setting up some media, fundraising & governance structures: if you’d like to help take the lead in one of these areas, come to the meeting and find out more.
Please forward this to anyone who you think may be interested, especially those people you identified in the last meeting.
If you can’t make it this time but would like to be involved, just get in touch and we’ll make sure we keep you updated.
Also, if you missed the Independent article on tax dodging landlords, here it is.
See you soon,
Zoe, James and Joe
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