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September 8, 2021

The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) is a local authority account for the running of council-owned housing stock and closely related services or facilities that benefit council tenants. It is a ring-fenced account held within a local authority’s General Fund. Any local authority that has more than 200 homes must have…

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September 7, 2021

A Decent Homes Standard review is being conducted by the government in two parts. Part 1 runs (which seeks to understand the case for change of the Standard’s criteria) from Spring to Autumn 2021. If the case is made, part 2 will run from Autumn 2021 to Spring 2022 to…

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January 19, 2021

A positive future for social housing in London: The London Tenants' Manifesto has been written by social housing tenant representatives to identify proposals for a more sustainable and resilient city: socially, economically and environmentally.

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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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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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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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December 13, 2019

Molly Ayton, tenant of Notting Hill Genesis, describes tenant representation within her landlord as “a completely fraudulent process which undermines the social purpose of housing associations”. She describes how Notting Hill Genesis has no elected tenants on committees and the results of a consultation on the organisation’s recent merger were…

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October 31, 2019

On 14th August 2018, the Government published its Social Housing Green Paper for “fundamental reform to ensure social homes provide an essential, safe, well managed service for all those who need it.” This is the response we gave to the consultation.

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