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.
Publisher: Pluto Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
'It is time to change what is possible. Rents are too high. The quality of what is rented is too low. Rights are minimal. The market has failed. Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj have explored all the possible escape routes and found the way out' -- Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford, and author of 'All That is Solid' (Penguin, 2015)
'The authors skilfully weave together stories and statistics, giving you human depth of anecdotes backed up with evidence' -- Green World
'Everyone should read this book' -- Left Foot Forward
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