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Lewisham council has responded positively to our protest but has also said it now wants to set up its own renters union
If renters join forces we can support each other, stand up to landlords and transform the housing system through collective action.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the 1998 Housing Act that stripped away the rights of renters
More than 40 Eros House residents and other LRU members protested today to demand urgent safety repairs
Residents of the block in Catford face appalling conditions, including inadequate heating, poor security, disrepair, and chronic damp and mould
Door knocking and street stalls are an easy, fun way to get involved with the London Renters Union,
Universal credit is an unfolding disaster for both private and social renters. It is a cruel change to the benefit system that has been shown to cause dire poverty and leaves private renters at the mercy of landlords and an extortionate rental market.
London Renters Union is recruiting a Coordinator to work on a fixed term contract (4 months) starting at the beginning of December. The Coordinator holds a vital role in ensuring the day-to-day work of maintaining and growing the union happens effectively.
Rogue landlords: Too often, enforcement schemes are about border control rather than protecting renters
We know that banning criminal landlords isn’t working and that local licensing schemes are too weak to seriously improve conditions.
Arthur’s private rented flat was infested with rats, mice and cockroaches, and although he’d raised concerns with his letting agent, little had been done. Working shifts on a zero hours contract through a subcontractor as a security guard with health conditions preventing him from working more, Arthur figured he was stuck with intolerable conditions for life.
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