Tenants in London are being forced into sharing rooms, often with complete strangers, as rent in the capital are too high.
For housing and rent campaigners, this trend is worrying but inevitable. Campbell Robb, Shelter’s chief executive, said: “With our housing market out of control and rents sky-high, it’s no surprise that people across the capital are having to resort to these sort of measures just to keep a roof over their heads.
“But it’s simply not right that people are being forced to share their personal space with someone they barely know just so that they can make ends meet each month, let alone save money to build a stable future.”
“The only way to end this madness is for politicians to roll up their sleeves and commit to building the genuinely affordable homes we so desperately need.”
At the March for Homes on 31 January tenants, trade unionists and campaigners plan to march on City Hall, London, calling on Boris Johnson and councils to address the lack of affordable homes in the capital.