Renting needs to become fairer in the UK

It is May 1st, and of course an excellent day to post a message for a call to action. You will all be aware that getting on the housing ladder is all but impossible these days, and that this means that a lot of people have to rent. Unfortunately, however, the legislation in the UK is heavily prejudiced towards landlords, not renters, and rents have therefore become extortionate.

If you agree with the fact that the government should put stronger laws in place to protect renters, please sign your name on the website of  Shelter.


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About thomaswensing

Architect and Activist. Over the years I have become increasingly aware that I need to actively engage with the issues I care about. My passions and irritations are many and change often, but a red thread is always a deep concern over the fact that capitalism does not work as it is claimed it does, democracies only serve the needs of the few and environmental resource depletion and pressures continue to mount. I think it is time for citizen's activism to create pressure, to bang on the doors of established powers and interests until we get it right. As you will notice, if you continue to follow my blog over time, there are certain fetishes I have; modernism, social housing, the avant-garde. I propose to recuperate the Modern Project from the dustbin of history and re-establish the link between social engagement and architecture. Watch it all come down needs to be followed by let the good stuff blossom!

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