My flat’s toilet is never properly fixed by my landlord and has just broken again. I’ve shelled out more than half my pay in rent and lived in six different houses and flats since I moved to London.
As a private renter, like 2.3 million other Londoners, I know that the insecurity, cost and lack of control over your living arrangements can take its toll.
When I launched my policy to support a London Renters Union during the campaign to be Mayor this year it was by far the most popular idea I have ever put forward.
Now, as a London Assembly Member I’m launching a major project to collect evidence, views and stories from renters on the crisis in London’s private renting market, and how a union could help individuals fight their corner and improve rights for renters across the city.
If you are – or have ever been – a private renter in London, please take three minutes to fill in my Big Renters Survey today.
Tell me about your repair nightmares, how you’ve been treated by landlords and letting agents, and how you think a renters union could help.
Share the survey with your friends and help me get the best evidence and the widest range of views to push the Mayor and the Government for better rights and better support for private renters like me.
More of my work on renting in London:
- Success as Mayor agrees to look at real living rents for women and students
- How hard is renting now in your borough?
- Statement on the budget as landlord tax breaks continue
- The London Renters Union: helping 2.3 million Londoners stand together