The Rent Trap
How we Fell into It and How we Get Out of It
Series: Left Book Club
Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj offer the first critical account of what is really going on in the private rented sector and expose the powers conspiring to oppose regulation. A quarter of British MPs are landlords, rent strike is almost impossible and snap evictions are growing, but in the light of these hurdles The Rent Trap shows how to fight back.
Drawing on inspiration from movements in the UK, Europe and further afield, The Rent Trap coheres current experiences of those fighting the financial burdens, health risks and vicious behaviour of landlords in an attempt to put an end to the dominant narratives that normalise rent extraction and undermine our fundamental rights.
Published in partnership with the Left Book Club.
Rosie Walker the co-author of The Rent Trap (Pluto, 2016), is a social policy writer and researcher interested in housing, inequality, employment rights and debt. She writes for the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Inside Housing and Third Sector. As a researcher she has worked for London School of Economics, University of Bristol and University of Brighton. She was once evicted by her landlord for asking for a new chest of drawers.
1. The Rent Trap
2. No Rights
3. No Money
4. No Home
5. No More?
6. The History of Private Renting
7. The Inequality Machine
8. What Else is There?
Appendix: How to Take Your Landlord to Court - Dirghayu Patel
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