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To: Mayor of London - Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan– Ban Hostmaker ads on TFL

Transport for London has banned adverts for holiday let companies that take homes away from Londoners, following a successful campaign against the anti-tenant adverts by Generation Rent.

New advertising guidelines will mean that any advertising that encourages removing homes from the private rental market will be banned from the TfL estate.

The victory comes after over 8000 renters signed a Generation Rent petition asking TfL to drop adverts from short term lets company Hostmaker. In the adverts, Hostmaker told landlords they could increase their yield by 30% by ditching tenants and switching their properties to short term lets.

Sadiq Khan– Ban Hostmaker ads on TFL

We want the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to ban Hostmaker ads from all Transport For London spaces

Why is this important?

Short term lets are spreading across London, taking homes away from local renters, preventing people from living in the communities where they grew up, and pushing up rents.

Hostmaker’s distasteful tube ad is undermining the Mayor of London’s plans to make housing affordable in London, by encouraging landlords to kick out their tenants to create holiday homes.

We want the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to ban Hostmaker ads from all Transport For London spaces

Every day millions of people see these ads. Our Mayor-run transport infrastructure should be promoting organisations like Generation Rent and local renter unions, who are working to fix the housing crisis, rather than companies like Hostmaker who are actively making things worse.


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2019-09-18 16:21:32 +0100

Petition is successful with 8,445 signatures

2019-05-24 11:56:07 +0100

We've hit over 6000 signatures! Tonnes of us have started emailing Sadiq but we haven't heard a peep from him yet. Can you share the petition with your friends to keep the pressure up?

2019-05-23 21:47:29 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-05-22 19:07:57 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-05-21 18:18:22 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-05-21 10:21:58 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-05-21 10:06:35 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-05-21 10:02:21 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-05-21 09:20:54 +0100

10 signatures reached