The Tories are out of touch, and you're out of pocket.
The Tories have caused a housing crisis in London.
House building is at the lowest level since 1924
London rents are rising at 10% a year
Home ownership in London is falling
The average age of a first time buyer is now 38
The average London rent is now more than half of the average London income
More than 55,000 Londoners have been hit by the Bedroom Tax
The Tory Mayor of London is missing his own targets for building new affordable homes
Tackling the housing crisis is Labour’s number one priority in London
Labour councils will tackle London’s housing crisis
- Build more genuinely affordable homes
- Tackle rogue landlords and rip-off letting agencies
- Build more homes for London’s growing population
- Bring empty homes back into use
- Create jobs and apprenticeships in the building industry
Labour will repeal the Bedroom Tax
UPDATE: Labour will make renting more affordable and secure
Ed Miliband has launched Labour’s plan to make renting more affordable and secure. We will change the law to ban letting agencies from charging tenants fees of up to £500 and make renting more secure and affordable.
Tenants will be allowed to stay in their homes for up to three years if they choose to and we will cap the amount rents can increase by over this period. Our plans will make life easier for the millions of Londoners who rent – you can read more about it here.
Sadiq Khan, Labour’s Shadow London Minister, said:
The housing crisis is the biggest challenge facing London today. Home ownership is out of reach for all but the very wealthiest, rents are rising fast and overcrowding is getting worse. London desperately needs more homes. Labour will tackle the London Housing Crisis in Westminster and in Town Halls in London. We will build more affordable homes, tackle rogue landlords and create jobs in the construction industry. Londoners who want to tackle the London Housing Crisis should vote for a Labour Councils at the local elections in May.
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"The Tories remain out of touch and are leaving Londoners out of pocket, I support Labour’s action to tackle London’s housing crisis."