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August 5, 2021

The purpose of the post is to strengthen a representative and consensual social housing tenants voice in London regarding the policy issues that impact their homes and communities. The role involves increasing LTF’s membership of borough and landlord-wide organisations and a new Tenants and Residents’ Association, Tenant Management Organisation and…

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July 2, 2021

The London Housing Panel, which was set up in May 2019 to enable tenants and community and voluntary sector (CVS) groups to engage with the Mayor of London about his housing policies, is already under threat of closure.  Sadiq Khan has said he will cease its funding in March 2022.

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June 14, 2021

As we remember the 72 people who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower today, 14.06.21,  Liam Kelly one of our social housing tenant volunteers asks what has happened in the four years since that avoidable tragedy. Will the Grenfell Inquiry be another judicial whitewash as per those of  Hillsborough…

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April 29, 2021

The Mayor of London’s 2018/19 Annual Monitoring Report of the London Plan was finally published in March 2021. The report includes the latest available information on the new and additional homes built in London during that year. Headline figures are: 35,699 homes (of all types) were delivered, taking into…

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April 18, 2021

The 2021 UK Housing Review, published in April, reveals that 280,000 UK social rented homes were sold, converted to higher rents or demolished between 2012 and 2020, while only 70,000 new social rented homes were built. Right to Buy sales accounted for the loss of 120,000 social rented homes…

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April 18, 2021

LTF members have selected eight of their many regional policy positions to ask Mayoral and London Assembly Member candidates to sign up to. These are: AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Never use the generic term ‘affordable housing’. Always specify: social rented, affordable rent, intermediate rented or shared ownership. ESTATE REGENERATION: (i) Prioritise support…

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January 27, 2021

A positive future for social housing in London: The London Tenants’ Manifesto was launched on 19th January to an audience of tenant representatives from twenty two London boroughs, as well as politicians, think tanks, academics and fellow voluntary sector organisations. The manifesto, which was jointly produced with the…

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December 22, 2020

The Mayor has announced this month that he will end the practice of subsidising the replacement of existing sound-quality social rented homes set to be demolished as part of estate regeneration schemes. This is welcome news. In July last year we published a list of seven things the Mayor…

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December 22, 2020

After lobbying by London Tenants Federation reps, the Mayor is now to spend his affordable housing grant on social rented homes rather than London Affordable Rent. It was announced this month that the Mayor will now use 50% of funding for ‘affordable housing’ in London on social rented homes, with…

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December 18, 2020

In June this year we launched Estate Watch, a new resource for London estate communities affected by demolition which we have developed with Just Space. You can now read an update on our work on Estate Watch with Just Space and Loretta Lees in the Radical Housing Journal. Since…

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  • Case Study: How Tenant Management turned things around for an estate in Camden

    Meet Lola and Omari, Directors at Godwin and Crowndale Tenant Management Co-op (TMC), and learn how tenants there took control when things were going wrong.

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    News and events in your borough

    Local tenants and campaigning groups’ websites are a great way to keep up to date with what’s going on in your area. Below are a few great examples: