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
We’re a city-wide community of renters who speak with a united voice. We organise regular branch meetings, trainings, socials and other events.
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.
We’re taking collective action to make sure all Londoners have a decent, secure and affordable place to call home.
Sign up for updates and we’ll send you information about meetings, events and actions in your area.
After a year of organising, Mary and the LRU have secured ALL of the money that Mary was owed, even when the law was on the side of the estate agents that had pressured her out of it.
After a year of organising, Mary and the LRU have secured ALL of the money that Mary was owed, even when the law was on the side of the estate agents that had pressured her out of it.read more
Renters across the UK are getting organised and turning anger about our rigged housing system into effective political actionread more
LRU members met with Advance Glenisters on Monday to negotiate repayment for fellow member Mary, as part of an ongoing campaign challenging the discrimination faced by recipients of housing benefits. Following the meeting, the union has agreed to pause the campaign against the company until the weekend, when Advance agreed to make a clear repayment offer for some of the debts Mary incurred to pay the costs they demanded of her last year.read more
Our community is growing, and street-based community outreach is a vital way that we build our power and our membership. For a taste of why it’s so important, check out this awesome short video from our Outreach group.read more
DO YOU NEED HELP?
Struggling with housing? Having problems with your landlord? You’re not alone. Visit our support page to find out how London Renters Union members support each other to stand up to landlords and estate agents.
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.
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.