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Sex for Rent

One of the most exploitative but least visible aspects of Britain’s brutal housing crisis is the disgusting situation of landlords using their properties as a means to extract sex from desperate tenants who can’t afford the rent that landlords keep high.

Shelter is a fundamental human need and right and the economic coercion makes this rape in all but name. That this not only exists but is an increasing problem shows the power imbalance between landlords and tenants in the starkest possible light. ACORN Newcastle played a leading role in exposing this vile practice and made national TV in the process and ACORN nationally is willing to take direct action to protect tenants from all types of exploitation by landlords and this is no different.

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