We're building the grassroots power we need to transform the housing system

We all know London’s housing system is rigged

Is your rent too high? You’re not alone. Londoners face the highest rents in Europe. Many of us live with the threat of eviction or in unsafe housing.

The housing market is stacked in favour of landlords and investors who profit at our expense. Our rigged housing system is making our city more unequal.

Unless we make big changes, many of us will be stuck renting overpriced and poorly maintained housing for the rest of our life.

Imagine what could happen if we got organised. Together we are powerful: we can support each other, stand up to landlords and win lower rents, longer tenancies and better housing for everyone.

To do that, we need you. The London Renters Union is already successfully organising with renters in Newham & Leytonstone, Brent, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Lewisham. Now we need your help to become a city-wide union that can tackle the housing crisis.

Together we can transform the housing system

We aim to unite London’s 3 million renters and win better housing for everyone. Here’s why you should join:


Become part of a city-wide community of renters who speak with a united voice and take collective action. We organise regular meetings, socials, trainings and other events.


You won’t be alone when you face housing problems.  We support each other when we face a housing issue – together we can stand up the landlords and estate agents who exploit us.


We’re taking action and building power to transform the housing system so that it provides decent, affordable homes for everyone.

Who we are

The London Renters Union has been set up by a coalition of housing groups and social justice groups including Radical Housing Network, Take Back The City, Generation Rent, Digs (Hackney Renters), Rent Strike and People’s Empowerment Alliance for Custom House (PEACH). Our advisory network includes the New Economics Foundation, Advice4Renters, and the Migrants Rights Network.

We’re currently building our first branches in Newham & Leytonstone, Hackney and Lewisham, and we’re working with housing activists and renters across London to set up branches all over our city.


We’re a union that belongs to its members. We’re a community of renters that looks after one another. We believe we can all learn something from everyone and take control of our lives. We recognise and challenge oppression and exploitation.