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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

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2015-01-07 23:05:22 +0000

50,000 signatures reached

2015-01-05 18:01:57 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2014-12-31 14:54:49 +0000

Thanks to your support, we've now got over 15,000 signatures. As a result, I've been invited to speak on London Live's breakfast show 'Wake Up London' to promote our campaign for a rent cap in London. Tune in on Tuesday 6th January from 6am to 9am to hear me talk about this petition and how important this issue is. I will try and include lots of your comments.
http://www.londonlive.co.uk/programmes/wake-up-london

2014-12-28 17:31:25 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2014-12-20 17:57:18 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2014-06-05 23:12:54 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-06-04 08:41:57 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-05-14 14:19:02 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-04-27 23:16:54 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-04-13 14:21:03 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-04-10 23:49:21 +0100

10 signatures reached