Rents are too high, landlords are douchebags and there aren’t enough council houses: it’s time to stop moaning and do something about London’s housing crisis.
A collective of London campaign groups have organised a protest march to Boris Johnson’s office at City Hall this Saturday (January 31). With meeting points at Shoreditch Church in east London and St Mary’s Churchyard in Elephant and Castle for the southern contingent – the plan is to demand better homes for Londoners.
Groups involved include Focus E15, as well as Unite Housing Workers, People’s Assembly (London), Defend Council Housing, DPAC, Generation Rent, St. Mungo’s Broadway, Hackney Digs and Tower Hamlets Renters.
Writing on their Facebook page, they explain that the march is to demand a whole host of changes to London’s property market, including rent control, stopping demolition of quality council homes, cutting rents not benefits, ending Bedroom Tax and welfare caps and checking that landlords aren’t being racist.
Read the full list of demands here.