Welcome to the 20th Century, Tenants

Bloody Nora's Big Gob

We all take the things we have for granted, be it health, housing, food, or the ability to treat yourself now and then. It’s usually when something is threatened you check your privilege, and cross your fingers that balance will soon return. I’ve blogged and campaigned quite a lot around housing in the private and social rental sectors, and for once can share something positive.

Leeds Housing’s investment in solar panels for a minority of photo(op)genic properties pissed me off. Not because I have anything against green investment, of course I don’t, but because my street still had shit, rotting wood frame windows from the 1970s, like this one:

Old broken window

A blog, some Tweets, a few letters to councillors and a meeting later, Leeds Housing finally put my street on the waiting list to have our windows replaced. And this week that happened for me and my son – we now live in a fully double-glazed property – whoop! And…

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