Member SolidarityAs members of the London Renters Union, we support each other to address our housing problems and to stand up to landlords and estate agents
Millions of renters in the UK are dealing with serious housing issues. Many housing laws are written in the interests of landlords. We often feel alone and uninformed when faced with housing problems.
But together we are powerful. As members of the union we support each other to stand up to landlords and estate agents. We’re not an advice service, a charity or a law firm. Instead, we take action together by writing letters and organising protests to demand our rights be respected.
Through collective action, we’ve helped members get their deposits back, ensure urgent repairs are made and stop evictions. Read more in our Know Your Rights booklet.
Our member solidarity process
If you’re a member of the London Renters Union and you’re facing a housing issue, the first thing you should do is attend a union meeting. If you’re not already a member, you’ll be asked to join.
At a branch meeting or a member solidarity meeting, we’ll look at the options with you. This might involve research, writing a letter, or planning a protest to put pressure on your landlord or estate agent.
It’s always up to you what steps we take together.
Before you fill out the form below, please read our ‘What We Can and Can’t Do‘ page, to better understand what we can achieve together, as well as the limitations in how we do member solidarity work.
Get in touch
If you’re a member or would like to join and you have a housing problem, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with info about the next meeting where you can get support and other ways we can support you.
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