Heather Kennedy

'There are such obvious solutions to the problems we've identified'

Heather is the founder of Digs, campaigning against rip-off landlords, estate agents and calling for a better deal for the capital's squeezed renters.

Digs have come together to campaign for a better deal for people renting in Hackney and beyond.

They function as a private renter information, support and campaign group, run by Hackney renters, for Hackney renters. 

In recent months house prices in Hackney have risen by 17% – more than in any other area in England and Wales, according to Land Registry figures.