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?

The Labour Party and its elected representatives may contact you using the information you supply.


signed 2014-05-01 13:49:50 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:49:27 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:49:11 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:48:38 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:41:19 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:36:15 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:34:21 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:34:13 +0100
posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-01 13:27:38 +0100
I support Labour’s action to tackle London’s housing crisis. Sign Labour's petition #LondonHousingCrisis
signed 2014-05-01 13:26:08 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:24:19 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:23:36 +0100
My landlord has just offered us a choice – move out in 2 months or pay 20% more each month – only 10 months after we moved in. It’s all legal, but it’s morally questionable – we want to contribute to the local community as best we can, get to know our neighbours and start a family in a great area. But not if costs will rise this much every year, before we even consider food and energy, pensions, student loans, future childcare and whatever else…
signed 2014-05-01 13:23:12 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:23:11 +0100
I help out at a Winter homeless which I have been doing for 8 years. each year we have more guests and have more difficulty finding them somewhere to live. This is an absoute scandal and the Tory housing policies are making more and more peopel homeless leaving it to volunteer agancies like ours to pick up the pieces
signed 2014-05-01 13:15:17 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:14:55 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:14:24 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:13:52 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:12:58 +0100
Our son is unable to find suitable supported housing and if we had not acted as “the bank of Mum & Dad our daughter would not have been able to afford a rent and buy property.

The”Bedroom Tax" is causing further misery in uprooting people from their communities and support networks.

Non of this makes sense or is acceptable as a away of building positive communities.
signed 2014-05-01 13:11:33 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:09:04 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:06:37 +0100
My son is paying 890.00 month from 1200.00 as civil servant
signed 2014-05-01 13:05:33 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 13:00:59 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 12:59:48 +0100
My rent has doubled in the past five years
signed 2014-05-01 12:59:03 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 12:55:11 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 12:53:59 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 12:51:14 +0100
signed 2014-05-01 12:47:05 +0100

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.