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


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All Member Assembly 2023

All Member Assembly 2023

One of the most exciting parts of Sunday’s All Member Assembly is that there’s time to debate motions that decide the whole union’s plans for the coming year. The organising team has decided that there’s only time to properly discuss and debate 4 motions. However, 6...

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London Renters Union member solidarity training programme 2024

London Renters Union member solidarity training programme 2024

Want to know more about what rights renters have? Want to support fellow renters with their housing problems? Want to take collective action against landlords and letting agents?  Join London Renters Union’s member solidarity training programme! What is it? Member...

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