Over two-fifths (45%) of England’s private renters have been victims of illegal behaviour from a landlord or letting agent. Greater Manchester Tenants Union (GMTU) have spent the past two years fighting for renters’ rights so that everyone has access to an affordable, secure and decent home.
Joe Malamed’s new film looks at the effects of property investment in Manchester on the people who actually live here.
Manston refugee scandal is just the tip of the iceberg, with North West asylum accommodation dilapidated and overcrowded
Sunday 6 November saw a crowd gather in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square, calling for the shutting down of the Manston immigration centre in Kent and to demand better treatment of asylum seekers nationwide.
Revealed: The company paid millions in public money for providing temporary accommodation in Manchester
A single company received £4.59m from Manchester city council for providing temporary accommodation for homeless households in the 2020-21 financial year, a freedom of information request submitted by the Meteor to the council shows.
Andy Burnham promised a Greater Manchester Land Commission in his manifesto. We talk to Neil McInroy, chair of the Liverpool Land Commission, to see what the process can offer GM, and report the latest developments on Burnham’s promise.
At least 55% of all Manchester Airbnb listings are owned by landlords with more than one property, according to the report.
A Salford based Community Land Trust is turning their community-oriented approach towards solving the complex housing needs of residents, by adopting a community-led housing approach, which opposes the forces leading to gentrification.
With Richard Leese retiring, Manchester City Council announced plans to provide affordable homes in the gentrifying neighbourhood of Ancoats, reported as the first council housing in the city since the 1980s. However closer inspection of those plans reveals a more complex picture.
Greater Manchester tenants are suffering court judgements leading to eviction, with no regard to Covid induced privations
Investigation reveals the increasing numbers of tenants having possession orders awarded against them, paving the way to eviction, since the eviction ban ended. On average it took court hearings just ten minutes to deprive someone of their home.
Terry and Sue Smith have set up a housing co-operative to build homes for the community in Langley. ‘Rochdale is the birthplace of co-operation. We’re channelling that spirit.’