Brighton

Brighton Solidarity Federation: the first five months of 2018

A summary of the activity of Brighton Solfed in the start of 2018, showcasing the cases we've dealt with up to May.

Solidarity demo called after tenant assaulted at home by dodgy estate agents son

Following the assault of a Brighton Solidarity Federation member by Youngs Estate Agents owner David Pay, the tenant at the centre of the dispute was assaulted in his own home by Pay's son, Oliver, who had forcefully entered the premises. In response to these attempts at intimidation, Brighton Solfed are organising a solidarity protest this Saturday.

Owner of Youngs estate agents assaults Brighton housing activist

David Pay, the owner of Youngs estate agent in the Kemptown area of Brighton, assaulted a member of Brighton Solidarity Federation during a picket in support of a tenant facing a eviction because he asked his landlord to do repairs.

Brighton SolFed in dispute with Cafe Plenty over outstanding pay

Brighton SolFed is making public a dispute with a cafe who are unwilling to settle outstanding pay of over £4K. The former worker, who stopped work at the establishment in early June has been asking to be paid ever since.

Brighton Solidarity Federation opens dispute with G4Lets

Brighton Solidarity Federation has started a dispute with the lettings agency G4Lets on Hythe Road in Fiveways. Two sets of tenants have been organising with SolFed regarding a number of issues with their tenancies. The first group of tenants had to live in mice-infested, unsafe accommodation for a year, and then had £2000 illegitimately deducted from their deposit. The second group of tenants have had £1080 deducted from their deposit for similarly dubious reasons.

Brighton SolFed Housing Union round-up: three months, three victories

Three groups of tenants organising with Brighton Solidarity Federation Housing Union over the past three months have each secured victories in their disputes. Working with our Housing Union, these tenants used the everyday tactics of solidarity and mutual support to take direct action – to win back stolen cash and to improve their conditions.

Lettings agency makes threats and keeps deposit of tenant with young children: Brighton SolFed opens dispute

Hot on the heels of their recent victory against MTM lettings, Brighton Solidarity Federation are opening a dispute with Spencer & Leigh lettings agency after they withheld £510 from a tenant with young children.

Landlady makes threats instead of owning up: SolFed campaign intensifies

A Brighton landlady has hit out at a group of tenants demanding compensation for having to live in damp infested accommodation, causing their supporters to escalate their campaign for justice.

Brighton Solidarity Federation opens a dispute with MTM lettings agency

Brighton Solidarity Federation has started a dispute with MTM lettings on the Lewes road. A group of tenants have been organising with SolFed after they were rented a house with serious damp and mould problems, infestations, and poor furniture that the landlady had promised to replace.

Restaurant worker wins big pay-out in wage theft dispute

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A worker in Brighton, UK has won over £20,000 in unpaid holiday and wages in a dispute with a restaurant.