50,000 signatures reached
To: Prime Minister and Mayor of London
Introduce a Rent Cap in London
Introduce a cap on rents, so no one has to pay more than £200 a week on rent.
Why is this important?
Rents in London are unaffordable. We can’t afford to live here. We are sharing bedrooms with strangers and commuting for four hours a day. We are spending over 75% of our salaries on rent. We are being evicted and made homeless as we can’t afford rent rises imposed by our landlords.
A rent cap is the quickest way to reduce rents and make homes affordable.
It’s vital that the Government gives the Mayor of London the power to introduce a rent cap so we can afford to live in London. We should not have to choose between food or a home.
We want a rent cap which is similar to council housing rents. For example:
- Room in shared house: £75 a week
- Studio: £95 a week
- One bedroom property: £120 a week
- Two bedroom property: £145 a week
- Three bedroom property: £170 a week
- Four bedroom property: £195 a week