David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
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Journalist, Samir Jeraj will Introduce and Sign The Rent Trap How We Fell Into It and How We Get Out of It

Monday 26 September 2016
7:30 pm

The first in-depth look at the corrupt and destructive world of private renting in Britain, where 11 million people are renters, and how we can resist it
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Deregulation, revenge evictions, parliamentary corruption and day-to-day instability: these are the realities for the eleven million people currently renting privately in the UK. At the same time, house prices are skyrocketing and the generational promise of home ownership is now an impossible dream for many. This is the rent trap, an inescapable consequence of market-induced inequality. Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj offer the first critical account of what is re- ally going on in the private rented sector and expose the powers which are 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 will show how people are starting to fight back. Drawing on inspiration from movements in the UK, Europe and further afield, The Rent Trap will cohere current experiences of those fighting the financial burdens, health risks and vicious behaviour of landlords in an at- tempt to put an end to the dominant narratives that normalise rent extraction and undermine our fundamental rights.

Samir Jeraj is a journalist who specialises in housing and worked as a city councillor. His work on housing has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, Inside Housing and the New Internationalist.

Tickets are £5, which are deductible from the cost of the paperback book (£12.99) if purchased on the evening.

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