Tell CJ Hole to stop promoting extreme and damaging rent rises and sign the Ethical Lettings Charter!

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Letting agent CJ Hole are sending letters to Bristol landlords encouraging them to massively increase their rents to eye watering figures.

The letter tells landlords "it is highly likely your property is due a rent increase" and goes on to say they have recently let a 1 bedroom flat in Southville for £895, and a 2 bedroom house in Windmill Hill for £1500!

£895 is a months wages for many of us - and more than that for some!

CJ Hole are shamelessly exploiting the housing crisis in order to exploit renters. They say "the demand from prospective tenants is far exceeding the number of available properties" calling this "bouyant".

Well we don't feel all that bouyant. We feel angry.

2000 Bristol renters are campaigning with ACORN for Ethical Lettings in the city. Our Ethical Lettings Charter calls for proper repairs and safety, an end to letting agency fees, an end to insecure rolling contracts (used to force up rents) and to avoid unwarranted and unfair rent increases, in favour of ethical and sustainable returns.

The Charter has been endorsed by Bristol City Council, Shelter, Citizens Advice, UWE Student Union Council, MP's and parliamentary candidates, and even local landlords and letting agents!

Join us to demand CJ Hole stop this excessive and dangerous profiteering, and commit to an ethical approach to lettings!

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  • signed 2016-08-10 12:51:24 +0100
  • signed via 2016-01-15 10:19:31 +0000
    North Street BS3, is heaving with estate agents who both exploit tenants and landlords charging both exhorbitant fees & rents for poor service glossed over with blah! …a year or 2 ago they even decided to promote themselves by calling BS3 ‘Little Clifton’ !!

    and yes

    for Estate Agents to try to promote rent rise is disgusting and I would support all Acorn’s Campaigns where I can be useful.
  • signed via 2016-01-05 15:14:19 +0000
  • signed 2015-04-16 11:19:12 +0100
  • signed via 2015-04-12 23:59:50 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-11 08:49:11 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-10 16:56:39 +0100
    I live in Windmill Hill, and would be forced out if this change went though. And for what?
  • signed via 2015-04-07 21:56:40 +0100
    Boycott CJ Hole
  • signed 2015-04-02 20:35:31 +0100
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 23:57:50 +0100
    Please sign and share: Tell CJ Hole to stop the rent rises and commit to Ethical Lettings!
  • signed 2015-04-01 23:56:53 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-01 22:36:26 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-01 22:26:53 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-01 14:19:22 +0100
    Disgrace
  • signed 2015-04-01 10:45:16 +0100
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  • signed via 2015-04-01 00:18:53 +0100
  • signed 2015-03-31 23:46:20 +0100
    CJ Hole are consistently on the edge of the law trying to exploit those that will not, or are unable to, fight for their housing rights.
  • signed 2015-03-31 23:22:50 +0100
    Being greedy for profit is bad business, unintelligent, and unsustainable.
  • signed 2015-03-31 22:08:21 +0100
    Disgusting and venomous exploitation of people’s lack of income and a direct attempt to undermine one of people’s human rights.
  • signed 2015-03-31 21:05:35 +0100
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