Tory Housing Crisis

LHC_leaflet_front.jpgThe 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."

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Reactions

signed 2014-05-03 12:52:09 +0100
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It’s appalling when people buy up a former council proeerty and then let it at market rates which is often double the council rent just to make a profit. Residents that can’t meet the bill turn to housing benefit, the public purse, to make up the difference. That’s completely wrong.


Alan Mitchell Feltham West Ward Labour Candidate
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signed 2014-05-02 18:07:43 +0100
Not directly affecting me but house prices and rents have shot up. Started thinking about 10 years ago that London Property has become an international currency, right about when I realised banks were creating money that no body had. Coincidence, perhaps.
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As Socialists, we are affected with huge moral and emotional guilt and a passion for change (under Miliband), because we (aged 73 and 66) are a typical branch of ‘the Bank of Mum and Dad’, glutted with pension goodies from Osborne’s recent budget and sitting in a 129,500 (in 1994) house that is now valued at ‘starting offers at 1 million’. Meanwhile the next generation escape abroad or struggle at home. We have got to build more social housing and enable young couples to start their family life in conditions of independence and stability.
signed 2014-05-02 09:35:29 +0100
signed 2014-05-02 08:58:27 +0100
Despite making over 70K a year, we simply cannot afford to buy a house,at least partly because of rent increases year on year. What is the point of working hard and paying tax exactly?
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basically tories housing agenda is targeted at continuous enriching the wealthiest to become richer, whilst the poor becomes poorer
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