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January 27, 2021

On Tuesday 19th January, we launched A positive future for social housing in London: The London Tenants' Manifesto at an online event attended by tenants from 22 London boroughs, along with friends, supporters and London politicians. This is the audio recording made of the event.

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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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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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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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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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July 13, 2020

The Mayor of London has wide-ranging strategic powers over housing, regeneration and large-scale developments. This Guide sets out what those powers are and how they impact on us locally.

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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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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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