rent strike


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rent strike

n.
An agreement among tenants to refuse to pay rent, often in protest of poor services.

rent′ strike`


n.
an organized refusal by tenants to pay rent, as in protest over inadequate services.
[1960–65]
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The report was compiled for a council meeting in which the stadium's sale was discussed back in 2014 and has a lengthy summary of the council's view of events surrounding the club's 2012 rent strike, going into administration, departure from the Ricoh Arena and subsequent return on a four-year deal with a view to leaving again to move into its own purpose-built stadium.
That was after the football club's 'rent strike' and before the Sky Blues left to play at Sixfields.
MARY BARBOUR STATUE Rent strike campaigner Mary finally got the recognition she deserves in March when a statue in her honour was unveiled in Govan, Glasgow, her old stomping ground.
Tenants at another Southeast Portland housing complex, Holgate Manor, have been on a rent strike since August.
hi the best case scenario, Frosch said, a building owner has a year to obtain a certificate of occupancy before tenants can go on perpetual rent strike. Given the nature of these properties, most of them former factories and warehouses, that's nearly impossible.
STUDENTS have threatened a rent strike over the "appalling" state of their accommodation after the firm running it collapsed.
Jessie was the vice-president of the Central Tenants Association during the 1939 rent strike in Birmingham.
They can start small, like New Orleans' Common Ground Collective founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina or the recent Parkdale rent strike in Toronto that beat back slumlords from spiking rent prices.
I also remember my parents participating in a rent strike as a protest to the landlord's poor management of our building.
But it was the legal abuses during the rent strike that he found stunning.
Meridian Television had no idea they had the 24-year-old footage of "Ted", right, talking about the "rent strike" he'd led at the university until Parks found it.