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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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.
A High Court judge told us in 2014 that Sisu tried to secure a share in the Ricoh Arena at a knockdown price by "distressing" the stadium business via a rent strike.
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.
Whilst involved in a dispute with a number of its students who went on rent strike in protest about their accommodation, UCL sent letters threatening to impose academic sanctions if rent remained outstanding.
But the tenants claimed the building's owner at the time, neglected the property--so they went on rent strike and haven't paid a dime since 1990.
25 years ago FED up tenants in a Thornaby council estate's crumbling maisonettes threatened to start a rent strike.
Both quit after running up large losses, with Mr Johnson leaving in March 2008 following a two-month rent strike in protest at weekly commitments of more than pounds 1,100 to Marstons.
The infamous agent, William Steuart Trench, was commissioned to compile a report on the condition of the estate in 1843; such were the levels of destitution that there was a rent strike and arrests over turbary disputes.