rent strike

noun
a temporary, organized refusal by tenants, as of an apartment building, to pay their rent, as in protest over inadequate services.

Origin:
1960–65

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If all else fails, you and your fellow tenants might consider holding a rent strike.
It took us going on rent strike to get our intercom system fixed.
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