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ACORN North West region

ACORN North West region

ACORN's North West region contains the Branches and Groups Manchester, Liverpool, and Lancaster & Morecambe, as well as many other members in other towns and cities, all fighting campaigns on the issues that matter to them. Join in with an action near you so we can win.

We are stronger together.

ACORN's North West region contains the Branches and Groups Manchester, Liverpool, and Lancaster & Morecambe, as well as many other members in other towns and cities, all fighting campaigns on the issues that matter to them. Join in with an action near you so we can win.

We are stronger together.

Tell Leef to Compensate Tenants for Unsafe Housing!

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Leef let our member Frazer a flat in a tower block with a broken outside door. Strangers were walking in off the street, stealing him and his neighbours’ post, and smoking cigs in their hallways for nearly 6 months!

The block’s lift broke and fell with Frazer trapped inside it ...

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Leef let our member Frazer a flat in a tower block with a broken outside door. Strangers were walking in off the street, stealing him and his neighbours’ post, and smoking cigs in their hallways for nearly 6 months!

The block’s lift broke and fell with Frazer trapped inside it - when he tried to call for help, the alarm system didn't work! He had to wait until the fire brigade were able to cut him free. The block’s rubbish was also rarely collected from the communal trash room and spilled out into the corridor with nowhere else to go.

Adding insult to injury; Frazer was left without an oven in his flat for a whole year. When one of the camping hobs they gave him instead broke, it took three months for Leef to replace it - and then only after it gave his partner an electric shock! When Frazer left early, not able to put up with the place any more; his landlord’s agents even threw out his stuff!

We don’t think anyone should have to pay for dangerous housing where you can’t even cook properly. We’re demanding that Frazer get his rent back for the four months it wasn’t safe to live in the building, and that he be compensated the cost of his stuff that was thrown away. Support Frazer by telling Leef’s owners - Joe Knowles and Chris Wright - that you’re appalled by them profiting while their tenants are put in harm’s way

At ACORN we know that when we're on our own, people in power can treat us however they like. It is only when we come together and use our strength in numbers that we, as ordinary people, can tip that balance of power and make change happen!

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- Leef and their clients subcontracted out much of the repair work at Cardinal Court to a third agency. Our argument is not that they caused the building to be in disrepair for so long (this may well technically be the fault of the subcontractor), but that they have a moral duty to compensate or rehouse their tenants who have been placed in such a dangerous situation