LTF is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable objectives, having
the potential to become a charity. Our company name is London Tenants.
Link here to the company Articles
LTF members include:
the majority of London’s existing local authority tenants’
and leaseholder federations / borough-wide organisations including from
Barking & Dagenham, Croydon, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith
& Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kingston, Lambeth, Southwark, Sutton
and Tower Hamlets. Some of these organisations also represent housing
association tenants. London Federation of Housing Co-ops and National
Federation of TMOs are member organisations as are Merton Tenants and
Residents Association and Catalyst Tenants Federation.
- Each member organisation
elects up to two representatives and two deputy representatives to attend
LTF general meetings. Elected representatives are responsible for bringing
local issues into London-wide debates and for feeding back to their
- LTF members share the chairing
of our meetings and conferences.
- LTF directors and delegates
to other forums are elected at our Annual General Meetings.
Individual tenants and residents associations, tenant management
organisations and co-operatives can become associate members. The cost
of this is £25 a year. Please email us if you would like to become
an associate member. Link here
to a standing order form to send to your bank, with LTF bank details
included. Do check, however. that your bank doesn't require that you complete
their own standard form.
Associate members receive our
briefings, e-bulletins and newsletters and are invited to attend our open
meetings, events and conferences which feed into our key work areas and
functions and decision-making:
- LTF operates in a bottom
up fashion, ensuring full discussion on issues before agreeing (by consensus)
responses to consultations or formulating agreed positions on policy
- All LTF member organisations
engage in determining our housing and planning policy positions.
- LTF directors are responsible
for operational matters including finances, fundraising and staffing
of the organisation.
- We hold five general meetings
each year including an annual general meeting which are are open to
LTF members and sometimes associate members.
- We hold open meetings, events
and conferences that are free for associate members. They are also open
to London council and housing association tenant representatives and
often to members of other community and voluntary sector organisations
that have an interest in housing, planning and community related issues.
- LTF currently has two part-time
staff member; a co-ordinator and a communications manager.
- We have Trust for London
grant funding (from 19th March 2018) and are in the process of applying
for match funding to support this work.
- We have some funded work
with Professor Loretta Lees, Leicester University, focused on her Economic
and Social Research Council grant on displacement of tenants in estate
- Recent funding from another
ESRC grant - Governing the Future City - via Professor Jenny Robinson,
UCL, through which we have supported the
Grand Union Alliance ends on 30th April 2018. We previously set
up and supported this network with Trust for London grant funding.