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November 3, 2020

How can tenants influence the decisions of our landlords and of local, regional and national government in respect of housing? Liam Kelly, a volunteer with the London Tenants Federation, gave his answer to that question at the Inside Housing Customer Experience Conference in October. These are the slides from his…

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November 3, 2020

Alongside the government’s consultation on the Planning White Paper, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee put out a call for evidence on the government’s proposed planning reforms. This is the evidence we submitted in response.

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November 3, 2020

Our response to the government's consultation on reforms to the Fire Safety Order 2005.

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October 28, 2020

The government is proposing an overhaul of the planning system, with some potentially very concerning implications for the delivery of social rented homes and the power of local communities to influence or challenge decision making about planning applications and planning policy. This is our response to the consultation.

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October 21, 2020

Alana, Chair of the Tenants and Residents Association for the Gascoyne Estate in Hackney, describes the moment she found out she was paying over £300 per month more than her neighbours in rent for the same size and type of flat on the same estate, with the same landlord. 

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October 10, 2020

In response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, the government is creating a new regulatory system governing high-rise building and fire safety in England. It is currently consulting on a Draft Building Safety Bill and reforms to the Fire Safety Order that sets out safety responsibilities for landlords and…

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September 29, 2020

The Mayor of London is consulting on ways of improving the affordability of shared ownership and his 'London Living Rent'. Launching the consultation in August, the Mayor pitched this as a way of thanking 'London's Covid heroes'. In our response we argue that this is political opportunism that insults low…

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September 29, 2020

The government is proposing another overhaul of the planning system, with some potentially very concerning implications for social housing delivery and the power of local communities to influence decision making. 'Changes to the current planning system' is the first of two consultations on these proposals. This is our response to the…

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September 29, 2020

What are the government proposing in their new Planning White Paper? What does it mean for social housing and local communities? Will growth and renewal zones provide a carte blanche for estate demolition and building over green spaces on estates? Duncan Bowie, Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London's…

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July 30, 2020

The New Kingshold Estate in Hackney, east London, was demolished in the 1990s and rebuilt. Formerly a council estate, the new estate was split between four different landlords. Pat Turnbull, Chair of the estate’s Tenants and Residents Association, the Victoria Community Association, explains how neighbours have stuck together despite it…

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