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How is coronavirus affecting London renters?

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Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive, National Residential Landlords Association and Generation Rent’s Caitlin Wilkinson joined Centre for London’s Richard Brown to discuss how London’s private renters are being impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

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About the event

London is a city of renters: more than half of households now rent rather than own their homes. Renters range from young people sharing a house or a flat, to older singles or couples temporarily located in London, to retired people and the elderly.

What specific challenges are London’s renters facing during the lockdown? Are they particularly vulnerable in the face of an economic downturn? What challenges to landlords face and are difficult landlords being dealt with or reported? What sort of help from the government and councils have tenants received, and what additional support do they need?

Join our speakers as they share their insights on how the crisis has impacted London’s tenants so far, and what that will mean for private renting in the long-term.

Speakers:

  • Ben Beadle, Chief Executive, National Residential Landlords Association
  • Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
  • Caitlin Wilkinson, Policy Manager, Generation Rent
  • Richard Brown, Deputy Director, Centre for London (Chair)

This is the second event in our series on the coronavirus. The talks will give insights into local responses, assess the impact of lockdown on London, share stories of resilience and adaptability, and highlight some of the partnerships and initiatives that will support London’s recovery. Over the coming months, we’ll cover the pressing challenges facing Londoners from hunger to homelessness and from unemployment to isolation.