Dorchester Court Day of Action

Where is our government when you need them to protect the people? This is not what you call democracy.

South London Renters

We went to the day of action to support our friends in Dorchester Court who have been treated dreadfully by their landlord Manaquel. Tenants spoke out about how they have been served Section 21 eviction notices and told they would be kicked out of the homes they’d lived in for years within three months if they didn’t accept rent increases of over £400 a month. We were also told that the landlord’s refusal to carry out maintenance and repairs meant that tenants had put in huge amounts of energy and money to make their homes habitable and then many had been evicted with all the benefits from this work going to Manaquel. Other tenants told us that Manaquel had demanded that the building management tell them who were the “ringleaders” of the tenants organisation so that they could evict them. Tenants told us that these were their homes and their community but…

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