London Tenants Federation in the media

Our members, partners and volunteers provide a valuable social housing residents’ perspective on news stories, backed up by first-hand experience and evidence. Topics we cover include:

  • Social housing need, delivery and allocations
  • Fire and building safety
  • Estate demolition and displacement of low-income households from London
  • Housing costs and poverty
  • Homelessness, rough sleeping and overcrowding
  • Right to Buy
  • Housing management and maintenance, and tenant involvement
  • Stereotyping of social housing and its tenants

Broadcast appearances

27.11.2022 BBC London Politics

Pat Turnbull, an LTF representative, was asked to comment on the BBC London Politics, Sunday 23rd November 2022, about the condition of council housing in Regina Road, Croydon.

25.08.2020 BBC Radio 5 Live

55 minutes in, Donna, a resident of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates discusses her experience as a temporary tenant on an estate threatened with eviction and highlights Estate Watch, a new website launched in June 2020 by London Tenants Federation and Just Space to provide information and resources to communities at risk of demolition.

25.07.2017 Channel 4 News

Andy Bates from the National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations (NFTMO) explains how the TMO responsible for Grenfell Tower is unlike any other TMO in the country

24.04.2012 BBC London News

At 1 minute 33 seconds, Pat Turnbull, LTF Regional Delegate explains why ‘Affordable rent’ is out of reach to most Londoners


London, National and Housing Sector Press


08.03.23 – New Statesman 

Why are London’s housing estates choosing to be demolished?

28.02.23 – Architects Journal 

The government has abandoned the provision of social housing

03.01.23 – Architects Journal 

London’s social housing depleted by demolition study says

14.12.22 – Inside Housing

London’s social housing demolitions reach nearly 23,000

24.08.2022 Time Out

Thousands of homes could be knocked down amid widespread ‘regeneration’ – highlighting information from the Estate Watch website (a London Tenants Federation and Just Space project).

23.08.2022 My London

List of social housing estates in London that could be demolished if proposals go ahead as listed on the  Estate Watch website (a London Tenants Federation and Just Space project).

17.05.2022 Inside Housing

LTF  has urged the Mayor of London to adopt principles set out in a guidance note it has produced around involving tenants in net zero decision-making that affects their homes.

17.02.2022 Social Housing

Analysis from the mayor of London’s office has found that 115,000 of London’s social homes fail to meet the government’s Decent Homes Standard – with comment from an LTF representative.

Also covered in Big Issue and Inside Housing

13.07.2021 Inside Housing

A forum set up by Sadiq Khan to give community organisations a channel for influencing housing policy in London is set to be scrapped after just three years.

21.06.2021 Evening Standard 

Pros and cons of Build to Rent. LTF raises concern that it fails to support the housing needs of Londoners in terms of overcrowding, highlighted during Covid-19 and affordability.

31.03.2021 Hackney Citizen

Public money used to renovate poorly maintained private buildings for homeless households, described by LTF representative as “a reward for failure”

20.01.2021 Inside Housing

Housing association tenants should be given right to switch landlords, London tenants demand

17.01.2021 Barking & Dagenham Post

Letters on Covid rules, tenants’ manifesto and Streetspace

17.01.2021 Romford Recorder

Join Zoom call on tenants’ manifesto

17.01.2021 Hackney Gazette

Give tenants a say on their housing

17.01.2021 Islington Gazette

Letters: Environment and tenants’ manifesto

18.11.2020 Inside Housing

Housing associations sceptical about FOI-style transparency demands in white paper

18.11.2020 Inside Housing

Messages on homeownership in Social Housing White Paper ‘creates stigma’, say tenant groups

17.09.2020 Camden New Journal

More than 100 social-housing estates across the capital are at risk of demolition

11.09.2020 Inside Housing

London regeneration ballot rejected by residents for the first time over social rent concerns

15.07.2020 Morning Star

London Tenants challenge Mayor to scrap London Affordable Rent and use government grants for social rent

17.06.2020 Urban Transformations

Estate Watch: A new resource for communities going through demolition

17.06.2020 GMB London

35,000 Homes on over 100 London council estates face demolition

15.05.2020 Inside Housing

The London Tenants Federation has expressed anger that no resident representatives have been invited to join the Covid19 taskforce.

06.05.2020 Inside Housing

COVID-19 has exposed the lethal consequences of England’s inadequate housing provision

15.03.2020 Ilford Recorder

Networking meetings for tenants

02.10.2019 Barking and Dagenham Post

Barking and Dagenham council tenants’ fees have almost doubled over past 15 years

02.10.2019 Islington Citizen

London Tenants Federation calls out Town Hall over high service charges

30.09.2019 24Housing

Give tenants greater say in running their own housing

25.09.2019 24Housing

London borough tenants pay three times more in service charges than neighbours

29.08.2019 Inside Housing

Recent policy on social housing rents has spawned inequality – it is time to act

08.08.2019 Morning Star

Council rent increases are failing London’s poorest residents

26.07.2019 Inside Housing

London tenants demand an end to ‘stay put’ advice during fires

26.07.2019 24Housing

London tenants want sprinklers in all new and existing tower blocks

30.05.2019 24Housing

Mayor unveils new London Housing Panel

30.04.2019 24Housing

Khan urged to ‘ease the squeeze’ on family-sized social rented homes

29.01.2019 Inside Housing

London tenants call for Statement of Community Involvement from Sadiq Khan

09.11.2018 24Housing

Social rent levels in London rising 10 times faster than median incomes

06.11.2018 24Housing

Report says London should have its own social housing commissioner

26.10.2018 24Housing

League table ranks London boroughs’ delivery of social housing

10.10.2018 Inside Housing

Comment: A national body for tenants would crumble without solid foundations at grassroots level

19.07.2018 24Housing

London needs 40,000 new social rented homes a year

21.06.2018 Inside Housing

Why tenants think their feedback is being ignored

21.06.2018 The Guardian

Council accused of negligence over Tottenham blocks

19.06.2018 The Times

Grenfell Tower had worse fire safety than office buildings

26.05.2018 The Times

Tenants’ Fears Routinely Ignored

24.05.2018 Inside Housing

Comment: ‘Tenant panels’ are no replacement for old-fashioned democratic organisations

03.07.2017 Inside Housing

Tenant group calls for rethink after Grenfell

15.03.2017 24Housing

Tenants group goes up against regeneration in London

13.02.2016 The Guardian

Fear and fury of tenants who say ‘pay to stay’ policy punishes them for working

09.05.2015 The Economist

Regeneration is forcing the working class out of central London

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