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May 11, 2020

Demolition or refurbishment? Which is best for residents? LTF representative, Pat Turnbull, is here featured in a video in 2015 by University College London (UCL)'s Engineering Exchange, highlighting the many challenges, iniquities and pressures faced by social housing residents facing demolition on their estates.

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May 5, 2020

A concierge, two beautifully maintained gardens, repairs contractors onsite and a lively sense of community. Take a tour of this tenant-managed estate.

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April 1, 2020

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is consulting on plans for ‘First Homes’: new homes for sale to first time buyers with £100,000 discounts. There is no evidence of any great need for this scheme and we fear it will come at the expense of urgently needed new homes for social rent.…

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February 17, 2020

Welcome to the first episode in our Tenants' Hall Sessions podcast series. In this episode we hear from John Boughton, historian and author of Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing.

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February 17, 2020

John Boughton, historian and author of Muncipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing, kicked off the London Tenants Federation annual conference in November 2019 with a whistle-stop tour of some of the best examples of social housing estates built in London. These are the presentation slides that accompanied…

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February 5, 2020

The English Housing Survey headline report 2018/19 was published in January. We’ve pulled out some of the key statistics for social renters and compared the national picture to that in London, and the picture for tenants compared to homeowners. The London data is from the Greater London Authority’s Housing in…

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January 7, 2020

Read about our work and achievements in 2018-19.

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December 16, 2019

Denis Lyons, tenant of One Housing Group, describes the gap between the landlord’s advertised system for handling complaints and reality. Dennis was speaking at the London Assembly Housing Committee open mic session about social housing after Grenfell, held jointly with London Tenants Federation in May 2018.

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December 16, 2019

Ron Hollis, a tenant of Lambeth council, describes the wearing away of tenant democracy within his local authority and the slipping of social housing down the council’s agenda. He concludes: “The Mayor of London can act by establishing, recognising and supporting good practice” in tenant engagement. Ron was speaking at…

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December 16, 2019

Lee Page, a social housing consultant, makes the case for landlords to be compelled to hold meaningful conversation with their tenants and tenant representatives. Lee was speaking at the London Assembly Housing Committee open mic session about social housing after Grenfell, held jointly with London Tenants Federation in May 2018.

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