Hostile housing

A renters research project

A series of films collectively produced by the Hackney branch

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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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LATEST NEWS

Get Active in the LRU – Online training 5 June 11am – 1pm

Get Active online training session Get Active in the LRU Hello everyone  If 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, this training is for you! These are a...

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Update on our new groups strategy – April 2021

Update on our new groups strategy – April 2021

LRU has almost doubled in size in the last 12 months, and there’s lots of interest in how we are structured and what opportunities there are for organising locally. Our structures come out of how we organise, so really this is a question about how we think we’ll win!

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Work to live: building power in your workplace and your neighbourhood

Work to live: building power in your workplace and your neighbourhood

A special joint event by London Renters Union (LRU) and United Voices of the World (UVW). We will discuss how our struggles intersect, and strategize how we can build power both in our workplaces and in our neighbourhoods. There will be space for members from both organisations to share issues that are impacting you, there will be discussions on your employment rights and your renters rights.

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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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1. Join as a member.

2. Tell your friends and family.

3. Get active in your local branch.

4. Join a working group.

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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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