Rent In London? Here's Your Chance To Grill Mayoral Candidates

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Rent In London? Here's Your Chance To Grill Mayoral Candidates
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If you rent in London, here's a rare chance to see what the mayoral candidates have to say on the matter.

On 29 March at Conway Hall, Holborn, renter campaigns Generation Rent, PricedOut and Renters' Rights London will invite politicians to debate their housing policies.

Candidates will discuss everything from rent controls and building new homes, to regulating landlords and paying for it all. They'll also take questions from the audience.

So far Sian Berry (Green Party) and Peter Whittle (UKIP) have confirmed their participation.

Sadiq Khan (Labour), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem) have been invited.

Buzzfeed’s Jim Waterson will chair the event.

Betsy Dillner, director of Generation Rent, said: "Londoners are more likely to have a private landlord than a social landlord, a mortgage or a home they own outright. They’re paying expensive rents and can easily lose their home at their landlord’s whim.

"Without a more affordable housing market ordinary people will get pushed out of London."

The hustings takes place at Conway Hall, 12 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL on 29 March at 6.30pm. Tickets are free, but you should register beforehand. If you don't manage to get tickets, we'll be publishing a video of the hustings on Londonist.

Last Updated 04 March 2016