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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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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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July 14, 2020

When he became Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan introduced two new ‘affordable’ housing types adding to the glut of new 'affordable' tenures; the London Affordable Rent and the London Living Rent, both described as ‘genuinely affordable’. To avoid confusion, we’ve developed this handy guide to ‘Genuinely Affordable Housing’. This is…

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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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November 4, 2019

This is the full agenda and booking details for our upcoming Annual Conference, which will be held on Saturday 23rd November at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.

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October 22, 2019

In May 2019 the Government launched a consultation on a revised rent standard, to come into effect from April 2020. This is the response we made to that consultation.

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September 24, 2019

As of 2002, councils which owned housing stock were given a financial incentive to introduce service charges as a separate and additional cost to rents. As part of a series looking at the rising costs of social housing in London, this document looks at what the different boroughs are now…

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July 5, 2019

This briefing sets out our analysis of the London Mayor’s London Living Rents. The analysis shows that that this ‘affordable housing’ product is in fact unaffordable to the vast majority of households with net equivalised median incomes or below.

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July 4, 2019

The draft new London Plan says 50% of all new homes should be ‘genuinely affordable’, but up to 70% of these could be intermediate tenures such as shared ownership homes for households who are not on the waiting list for social housing. To prevent confusion, we've developed this handy guide…

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June 25, 2019

Rent restructuring was introduced in 2002 aimed at ‘convergence’ of social rents – aligning rents of council and housing association tenants within 10 years. Has this been achieved and what has been the outcome for tenants? This briefing provides the facts.

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