Many renters are seeing their rents increase, and some LRU members have reported their rents more than doubling. Lots of estate agents are encouraging landlords to put the rent up and are encouraging tenants to outbid each other when viewing properties. This is a disgraceful attempt to increase profits with the “cost of living crisis” being used as an excuse. We’re fighting to keep each other in our homes and win big changes to the housing system like rent controls. We can win big – but only if you get involved.
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Do you know how to spot an immigration raid? Do you know how to monitor police in your area? Do you want to learn how to challenge raids and intervene when you see police harassment and brutality? The London Renters Union are hosting an anti-raids x copwatch training delivered by Lewisham Anti-Raids and Hackney Copwatch. The workshop will help you understand how to monitor police, and safely intervene during immigration raids and police incidents.
Date: Thursday 7 July 2022 Time: 6pm - 8.30pm Location: Common Room, Pelican House, 144 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E1 5QJ They say knowledge is power, which is why the Education Working Group is a vital part of our Union! The Education Working Group develops training...
We know plenty about what’s wrong with housing in London, but how could it be better? This panel discussion will be a chance to think about housing futures, both in the short term and long term. What housing would you want to live in? Does it already exist or do you want to create something new? How can we move housing away from being a prop for the economy towards being embedded in community? What can we do to build our visions for housing together?