Tenants by Vicky Spratt
'Fascinating ... Tenants should be compulsory reading for every politician' - PANDORA SYKES'There is nobody better placed to write a book that tells the stories of 'Britain's housing shame' - METRO'An astonishing feat of journalism' - LUCIA OSBORNE-CROWLEY'Important heartbreaking and shocking ... this is a vital read.' THE TIMESONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2022 THE TIMES, DAZED, FINANCIAL TIMES, METRO, EVENING STANDARD, REFINERY29, COSMOPOLITANIn twenty-first-century Britain, unsafe homes are a matter of life and death.
Award-winning journalist Vicky Spratt traces decades of bad decisions to show how the British dream of secure housing for all has withered. This fierce and moving account tells the stories of those on the frontline, illuminating the ways this national emergency cuts across the country, where the safety net of social housing has unravelled in exchange for profit, and communities have been devastated beyond recognition. Everybody deserves the chance of a safe and stable home, and this urgent, ground-breaking book leads the way.