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Hostile housing

A renters research project

A series of films collectively produced by the Hackney branch

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Join the movement demanding better housing for all Londoners

Together we can stand up to landlords and win lower rents and longer tenancies for ourselves, our families and our friends
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We’re a member-led, campaigning union taking action to transform the housing system and win homes for people, not private profit.

THREE REASONS TO JOIN LONDON RENTERS UNION

1. COMMUNITY

We’re a city-wide community of renters who speak with a united voice. We organise regular branch meetings, trainings, socials and other events.

2. SOLIDARITY

You’ll get support from other London Renters Union members if you face a housing problem like your deposit being stolen, disrepair or the threat of eviction. We stand together against the landlords and estate agents who exploit us.

3. CAMPAIGNING

We’re taking collective action to make sure all Londoners have a decent, secure and affordable place to call home.

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Event: Building a better housing future – 27th July 2022

Event: Building a better housing future – 27th July 2022

We know plenty about what’s wrong with housing in London, but how could it be better? This panel discussion will be a chance to think about housing futures, both in the short term and long term. What housing would you want to live in? Does it already exist or do you want to create something new? How can we move housing away from being a prop for the economy towards being embedded in community? What can we do to build our visions for housing together?

Event: Building a better housing future – 27th July 2022

We know plenty about what’s wrong with housing in London, but how could it be better? This panel discussion will be a chance to think about housing futures, both in the short term and long term. What housing would you want to live in? Does it already exist or do you want to create something new? How can we move housing away from being a prop for the economy towards being embedded in community? What can we do to build our visions for housing together?

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Local elections 2022: who has pledged to #SideWithRenters?

Local elections 2022: who has pledged to #SideWithRenters?

Across the city, LRU is building the power of renters. In the upcoming local elections, this means councillors want our votes, and are meeting our demands. Across 6 London boroughs, LRU members have developed local demands about changes they want to see the council...

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Get Active training April 2022

Get Active training April 2022

Saturday 23rd April 2022, 10.45am - 3.45pm Common Room at Pelican House, 144 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E1 5QJIf you’ve joined as a member recently and want to get stuck in, or if you’ve been involved for a little while and want to know more about how the LRU works,...

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Work with us

Work with us

We’re now hiring new staff to help our members organise renters and build the power of the union

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HOUSING STRUGGLES?

Having problems with your landlord? You’re not alone. Visit our member solidarity page to find out how London Renters Union members support each other to stand up to landlords and estate agents.

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TOGETHER WE ARE POWERFUL

1. Join as a member.

2. Tell your friends and family.

3. Get active in your local branch.

4. Join a working group.

FEATURED CAMPAIGNS

END UNFAIR EVICTIONS

Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 makes it shockingly easy for landlords to evict renters. England is one of the only countries in Europe that allows private landlords to evict their tenants without having to give a reason. The London Renters Union is part of the #EndSection21 campaign.

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