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."

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My landlord says his maintenance staff are allowed to enter my flat at any time, despite the requirement for 24 hours notice in my contract. I work shifts so sleep odd patterns and am a woman living alone – I could wake to the noise of someone moving about in my flat and not know if it’s a break-in or the landlord’s staff. The landlord owns about 20 properties in London and treats all his tenants this way. I don’t complain for fear of eviction. There needs to be a way to enforce fair treatment without tenants paying the price in eviction or punitive rent rises.
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Reading about all the stories which are affecting people because of the rip off rents, out of control house prices, inability of ordinary people and professionals to affford a home, housing benefit crisis, homelessness and other punishing policies of the Tories makes my blood boil.
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And find some way to discourage the building and purchase of homes for foreign investors, who have no intention of living here.
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I have been homeless since my mother passes away in 2011, I sleep on a fold out bed in my sisters living room. I am planning in buying my own home soon. I only hope that when Labour get back in to power you truly do do something about this housing crisis. Not everyone can afford to buy (even under the affordable housing scheme) we need more social housing, my generations futures were sold out by the conservatives back in the 80’s and if our parents knew that buying there council homes would result in making there children homeless then i’m sure they would have thought more about it.

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