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.

Sign our petition and support our campaign:

"The Tories remain out of touch and are leaving Londoners out of pocket, I support Labour’s action to tackle London’s housing crisis."

Will you join our housing campaign?

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I support Labour’s action to tackle London’s housing crisis. Sign Labour's petition #LondonHousingCrisis
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I support Labour’s action to tackle London’s housing crisis. Sign Labour's petition #LondonHousingCrisis
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Many of my young relatives are suffering from low pay, job insecurity and homelessness. I think Government attacks on the hard working people in this country is causing extreme hardship, low morale and we will in future pay a high price for it. Young people are our future and we need to ensure they have a stake in society.
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Despite graduating from a good university and progressing well in my career, I cannot dream of owning a home (no bank of mum and dad for most of us!). Not only that, the rental market is making it increasing difficult to be able to afford decent housing at all – I’m not looking to live in a swanky area or on my own or even have a garden but it’d be nice to feel progression in my life, which at the moment isn’t happening.
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I don’t want “affordable” housing, I want “Social Housing”.

I live in a bedsit in Brentford and have been on the council waiting list for a 1 bedroom flat for 15 years.

Affordable housing is NOT affordable to a 58 year old disabled person.
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Cost of housing and rent increased.
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