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Read the latest from the campaign here - please contact us if you would like to contribute.

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General Election: April Ashley, TUSC

April Ashley, Croydon Central candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, has provided her case for the votes of Croydon's renters.

I support the demand to register private landlords to ensure safe accommodation as we are aware how dangerous and the very bad condition of much private rented accommodation. I have also campaigned for rent control within UNISON as a local government worker and trade union rep.

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Election campaign begins

Parliament has been dissolved and we are now in for a month of campaigning by local candidates who are after your vote. 

We invite any candidate standing for Parliament in Croydon North, Croydon South and Croydon Central to contribute a 400-word blog to explain what they will do to help private renters in their constituency. We will post them here. 

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Croydon agrees on landlord licensing

We were very pleased to see that Croydon Council has agreed to introduce landlord licensing. This means that the currently unregulated private rented market will be subject to new controls to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords.

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Why Croydon needs to license landlords

Welcome to Generation Rent Croydon! We have only just started out, but the creation of this campaign couldn’t have come at a more important time.

The council is considering whether to start licensing landlords across the borough – standards in the private rented sector are appalling and because competition for housing is so fierce, people are having to put up with conditions that can be harmful to health.

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