The cost of living crisis is a rent crisis.

Many renters are seeing their rents increase. LRU members are reporting huge rent rises of as much 30% or even 50%.

Landlords and estate agents are using the cost of living crisis as an excuse to squeeze tenants and boost profits. They get richer while the rest of us suffer.

Together renters can support each other to stay in our homes and demand a rent freeze so that landlords are banned from putting up the rent.

Facing a rent rise? Fill out the form below to:

🔧 Download our fact sheet and template letters so you can understand your rights and negotiate with your landlord.
🚨 Report your rent rise so we can build up an accurate picture of what’s happening.
ℹ️ We’ll let you know about branch meetings where you can get more support and get involved in campaigning.


Report your rent rise and download our fact sheet and template letter

  • Please give as much information as you can so we can build up an accurate picture of the situation facing renters during the cost of living crisis.
  • We won't contact your estate agent - this is just to help us understand your situation
  • Tick all that apply
  • We will always do our very best to keep the information we hold about you safe and secure. We will never share your data with any third party without asking you first. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our privacy policy.
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