Tory Housing Crisis

The Tories and Lib Dems have caused a housing crisis in Brent.

  • House building is at the lowest level since 1924
  • London rents are rising at 10% a year
  • Home ownership in London is falling
  • The average age of a first time buyer is now 38
  • The average private rent in Brent is 55% of total earnings
  • 1,700 Brent residents have been hit by the Bedroom Tax
  • Homelessness in Brent has increased 497% thanks to Cameron & Clegg



Brent Labour are:

  • Building more genuinely affordable homes: 1,000 new affordable homes are currently under construction in Brent. This is one of the most ambitious house building schemes in London.
  • Tackling rogue landlords and rip-off letting agencies: Everyone deserves to live in safe, quality housing. That is why we are consulting on proposals to introduce a landlord licensing scheme to crackdown on rogue landlords.
  • Creating jobs and apprenticeships in the building industry: With our ambitious house building scheme we are creating local jobs for Brent residents.  
  • Labour in government will repeal the unfair bedroom tax. 

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Labour’s Leader in Brent, said:

"The housing crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing Brent today. Rents are astronomical with the average Brent resident paying over half their income in rent, rogue landlords are taking advantage of the vulnerable and we desperately need more homes. Only Labour in Brent is tackling the housing crisis. We will build over 1,000 new homes, tackle rogue landlords and create jobs in the local construction industry. Any Brent resident who wants to tackle the Housing Crisis should vote Labour at the local elections in May."

Sign our petition and support our campaign:

"The Tories and Lib Dems remain out of touch and are leaving Brent residents out of pocket, I support Brent Labour’s action to tackle the local housing crisis."

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