Coronavirus rent crisis

Is the Coronavirus crisis making you worried about how you’ll pay rent? You’re not alone.

It’s good news that the government has announced a ban on evictions. But the government hasn’t taken any action to suspend rent payments. While landlords are being given a mortgage holiday, huge numbers of renters who are losing their incomes will soon be clocking up huge amounts of debt in rent arrears. 

The London Renters Union is a community made up of thousands of renters from across our city. During the Coronavirus outbreak, we’re organising collective action to keep each other safe from homelessness and to fight for government action to protect renters. 

👉Check out our updated Q&A about your rights as a renter during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

We’ve also updated our template letter you can use to start a conversation with your landlord about the rent crisis (en español).

Renters need to stick together and get organised. Fill out the form below and: 

  • We’ll send you the latest advice and legal info as it’s ready. 
  • Share your story and help us get the word out about the rent crisis we’re facing.
  • Join us in planning and taking collective action in response to the Coronavirus rent crisis. 

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