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How to set up a tenants union

Monday 09-03-2015 - 14:44

NUS Scotland has produced a resource pack to support students’ associations in setting up a Student Tenants’ Union which will help students and local people unite for positive change. 

 

We know that housing is a massive problem for all students. Rip off fees, repairs never being done, illegal fees and requiring a UK rent guarantor are just some of the problems our students face. We’ve produced a resource pack to support students’ associations in setting up a Student Tenants’ Union which should help students and local people unite for positive change. Inspired by community organising principles, setting up a Student Tenants’ Union involves mapping out local housing issues and bringing on board people who feel passionately about this. It looks to reach out to all students and local people affected by housing issues and create a sustainable group who can stand up for tenants’ rights.

The main document takes you through the steps involved in setting up a Student Tenants’ Union but there are lots of other handy things available online, including:

Living Rent Week is fast approaching - 23-29 March 2015 so why not use this as an excuse to get the action started!

If you have any questions, or just want to find out a bit more about the resources, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Kirsty Haigh, Vice President (Communities), or contact Lynn Pilkington, Assistant Community Organiser. 

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