Learning for Power

London Renters Union aims to be a learning organisation where members can deepen their understanding of the challenges we face and how to win. Some 'Learning for Power' educational events are archived here, along with other resources that may be useful to the membership.


Audio of Building a Better Housing future – a panel event held in July 2022 featuring Vicky Spratt, Lev Kerimol and Helen Bartlet

The text of a presentation on land ownership in the UK: Why don’t I own any land?


A history of community organising

Some research on London Renters Union

Other struggles

Video of workshop on Berlin Housing Movement

Film on tenant organising in Oakland, California


London Renters Union Library

Housing history and struggle – an online resource list

There is also a library of real books available to borrow in the LRU office at Pelican House.

Other resources

Q&A on policy from LRU’s Side With Renters campaign

NEF Report on rent controls


We’re a members-led, campaigning union and we’re taking action to make sure all Londoners have a decent, affordable and secure home. Join our community today and become part of the movement to transform the housing system.


Union-wide meeting on membership

Sunday 28 April, 11am - 3pm (with lunch break) Pelican House (Bethnal Green) Free childcare will be available on site. In the early months of 2024, the union has been carrying out discussions in branches about the motion that was passed at our 2023 All Member Assembly...

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Renters rights training – 23 April 6-8pm

Renters rights training – 23 April 6-8pm

When: Tuesday 23 April 2024, 6-8pm Where: Event Space (ground floor at the back of the courtyard) Pelican House, 144 Cambridge Heath Road, E1 5QJ. Nearest station Bethnal Green. This training is an introduction to renters rights. Come learn about your rights on common...

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