LSESU Campaign Page
LILIAN KNOWLES RENT STRIKE CAMPAIGN PAGE
The official campaign page on the LSESU website.
NUS' DEMANDS FOR STUDENT RENTERS
Read the National Union of Students' open letters to:
NUS RENT STRIKE GUIDE
The NUS legal package for student rent rent strikers.
E-MAIL YOUR MP
E-mail your MP about the #SanctuaryStrike!
Make your voice heard! Use this link to e-mail your MP about the rent strike and demand they take action!
The London Renter's Union is a grassroots union founded a couple of years ago to help fight housing injustice in London. Their members have also declared a rent strike in London and the union has published some fantastic advice and resources or anybody wanting to take on their exploitative landlord
RENT STRIKE are a collective of students fighting for rent strikes across the country with great resources and tips for fighting university housing providers & fantastic graphic design!
SOAS STUDENTS' UNION
SOAS Students' Union is currently providing advice and assistance to all rent strikers from an institutional perspecive. If your students' union is being inactive or unhelpful with your rent strike queries, the SOAS SU is happy to help out.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I WANT TO JOIN THE RENT STRIKE! WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
If you have managed to block your payment, congratulations! Keep that payment blocked to ensure they cannot take your funds if they attempt to do so again. If you didn't manage to block the payment in time, that's OK as well - you can still help in other ways! Head over to our How To Support The Campaign page for ideas of what you can do!
I’M WORRIED THAT I MIGHT BE EVICTED/HAVE LEGAL ACTION TAKEN AGAINST ME FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS STRIKE. IS THAT POSSIBLE?
It is definitely possible, but very unlikely. The eviction moratorium notwithstanding, evicting students would represent an enormous case of endangering students, which would not only be a PR nightmare for Sanctuary Students, but our schools would be forced to become involved in the situation. Nonetheless, we have spoken with a law firm who has agreed to represent us in this matter should the need arise. So, if any legal action is threatened against you, contact us immediately and we will make sure you are protected.
I DIDN’T SEND AN E-MAIL TO SANCTUARY STUDENTS TELLING THEM I HAVE LEFT, AND THAT I’M PARTICIPATING IN THE RENT STRIKE. IS IT WORTH IT FOR ME TO DO SO? ESPECIALLY IF I’VE LEFT SOME OF MY BELONGINGS BEHIND?
YES. Please do as soon as possible. If we want Sanctuary Students to take us seriously, they need to know just how many students are actually in the halls, and how many have left. Moreover, they need to know that a significant number of us are actually participating in the rent strike, and that we aren’t just making it up to pressure them. Please send that e-mail as soon as possible, with your date of departure, whether or not you left things behind, and whether or not you are participating in the rent strike.
I'VE RECEIVED A RENT ARREARS LETTER AND IT'S STRESSING ME OUT. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME AND WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT IT?
We hear you. This whole situation is stressful, and things like "Rent Arrears" sounds serious! The good news is it is not a threat of legal action, nor does it have any impact on your current situation. It's just a fancy way to say you haven't paid yet. The use technical language such as "Rent Arrears" is an intimidation tactic, but it doesn't require action on your part.