We all need a roof over our head, but years of bad policies have benefitted wealthy landlords more than ordinary Londoners.
House prices average £441,000
That's 16 times the average local individual income.
Rents average £1,300 pcm
That's 50% of average household take-home pay.
42,260 households are homeless
2,340 of them are living in Bed & Breakfasts.
How broken is your local housing market?
Other political parties say they will build enough homes to solve the problem. But...
Two thirds of new homes are sold to investors
The average Londoner could only afford around 3% of new homes currently on the market in London. Lots of new flats are built for the benefit of investors, who get the first chance to buy them and can afford the astronomical prices. This is an excerpt from a real advert!
You're left renting the homes
We end up having to rent these overpriced new homes from investor-landlords, with some of the weakest tenancy protections in Europe, unregulated rents rising three times as fast as incomes, and awful letting agents. But investors are told...
We've been losing social housing
Thousands of council homes are unnecessarily demolished to make way for new private housing, and councils have let developers build far too little new social housing, so they struggle to help homeless families. But investors are told...
Only Greens will fight for:
Taxes on wealthy investors
A fairer deal for tenants
Prioritise affordable housing
Greens have already changed housing policy in London for the common good:
You can join us, and many other housing campaigners, tenants groups and NGOs, in changing our housing policy so it works for the common good, not just for the narrow interests of investors.
1. Join the campaign
3. Help us elect Greens
Without a Green in the room, these issues and arguments won't necessarily be heard.
Can you help deliver leaflets, knock doors, or contribute to the costs of our election campaign? We are mostly funded by ordinary Londoners, we don't take money from corporations or have lots of rich backers.