Housing

18.07.2019

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Britain has enough housing – it’s just that a series of outrageous policies makes it accessible only to the rich. By George Monbiot for The Guardian I have a friend who works almost every waking hour, mainly to pay the rent. Her landlord lives on a beach, 4,000 miles… »

09.09.2015

Miss Hong Kong: “No place to sleep, how can you dream?”

Miss Hong Kong: “No place to sleep, how can you dream?”

That’s correct, but the issue here was not the refugees from the Middle East and Africa, it was young people in Hong Kong and the speaker, newly voted into the role of Miss Hong Kong of 2015, Louisa Mak Ming-sze. Her words in full were: ‘Without a place to sleep, how… »

26.11.2013

Spain’s housing activists scale up squatter movement

Spain’s housing activists scale up squatter movement

Ter Garcia and Diego Sanz Paratcha November 18, 2013   What makes a movement turn into a landlord? Over the past two years in Catalonia, Spain, more than 700 people have made empty houses owned… »

17.03.2013

European Court decides that Spanish eviction law doesn’t protect citizens

European Court decides that Spanish eviction law doesn’t protect citizens

By Pilar Paricio The European Court of Justice has judged that Spanish eviction law violates European Law as it doesn’t protect citizens from possible abusive clauses that banks have included in their mortgage contracts.  Specifically Spanish law prevents judges from suspending an eviction in the case where mortgage clauses are… »

15.02.2013

Demonstrations across Spain to demand the right to housing and the end of evictions

Following the report in Pressenza yesterday about the elderly couple in Majorca who committed suicide under pressure from their debts we report on social demonstrations taking part in Spain tomorrow.  The Platform of Mortgage Holders and groups of 15M (The Occupy movement in Spain) have called for protests across Spain… »

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