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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 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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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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June 30, 2020

Of the total £77,118 billion planned government housing ‘subsidy’ for 2019/20-2023/24 prior to the March budget, £53,135 (75%)  was planned to support the delivery of market- priced housing and housing infrastructure and supporting first time buyers. The data in this briefing comes from the Chartered Institute of Housing 2020…

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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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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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November 4, 2019

Housing delivery is not meeting Londoner’s needs, with its massive under-delivery of social-rented and affordable rent homes. Despite overall targets not being met, there was still an over-delivery of market homes. This briefing analyses data from the 2019 Annual Monitoring Report of the London Plan.

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