Londoners have been taking to social media to denounce the poor state of their living conditions.
Ahead of the London’s 2016 Mayoral election, the city’s residents have shared their treacherous London-renting horror stories.
— Rachel Smethers (@RachelSmethers) April 26, 2016
Ranging from moldy and damp apartments to rat, bed bug, and cockroach infestations, eye-watering rent hikes, and inhuman real estate agents, the stories cover the gambit of first-world living squalor.
— TowerHamletsRenters (@THRenters) April 26, 2016
The Vent Your Rent! Tumblr account is cataloguing the stories. Sponsored by Generation Rent, a non-profit organization dedicated to “campaigning with private renters for professionally managed, secure, decent and affordable privately rented homes.”
— Tasha Ehmann (@TashaEhmann) April 27, 2016
— Rhiannon L Cosslett (@rhiannonlucyc) April 26, 2016
Some of the stories could be out of a Charles Dickens novel.
— suzanne thomas (@suzanneyrno) April 26, 2016
London’s 2016 Mayoral elections take place May 5, 2016.
— Paolo Gerbaudo (@paologerbaudo) April 26, 2016
— Emily Pearce (@emmy_pearce) April 26, 2016