EVENT: Building the movement for a rent freeze – 15th November 6:45-9pm

Time: Tuesday 15th November 6:45-9pm
Venue: Pelican House event space, 144 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 5QJ
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Has your rent gone up recently or are you worried about the cost of housing? You’re not alone. More than 1 million renters per month are having their rent put up every month and LRU members are facing rent increases of £5,000 per year or more.

Rent increases force us out of our communities and leave us without enough for food and other essentials. Estate agents and landlords are out of control – and while they get richer, we get poorer.

But there is an alternative. The Scottish government has frozen rents. It’s currently illegal for landlords to raise the rent or evict tenants. That’s a huge victory for Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants union. Rent controls are common across Europe.

We can win the same here but only if we get organised and make the connections between the fight for affordable housing and wider struggles against exploitation and oppression.

Join us for an evening of discussion ahead of our December 3 #RentFreezeNow day of action.


Joshua Virasami, LRU. Josh is an artist, writer and political organiser and the organising and training coordinator with the London Renters Union.

Living Rent (speaker TBC). Living Rent is Scotland’s tenant union. Living Rent members are fighting together to win concrete improvements to their daily lives and to put political and economic power back where it belongs – in the hands of ordinary people.

Shanice Octavia McBean. Shanice is a Black writer and activist in Sisters Uncut and a co-author of Abolition Revolution, a guide to revolutionary abolitionist politics in Britain that will be published in November.

Steve Edwards, Unite. Steve is a rep with Unite London & Eastern region and has been involved in the recent strikes by Newham refuse workers. 

Siobhan Donnachie, LRU. Siobhan is a member of the Haringey branch of the London Renters Union and is the former coordinator with Greater Manchester Housing Action.

Followed by questions and discussion.

This event will take place in the ground floor space. If you’d like help with travel costs or if it’d make it easier for you to attend if there was childcare available or there’s anything else we can do to help you be there, please email coordiantor@londonrentersunion.org. 

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