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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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October 10, 2020

In response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, the government is creating a new regulatory system governing high-rise building and fire safety in England. It is currently consulting on a Draft Building Safety Bill and reforms to the Fire Safety Order that sets out safety responsibilities for landlords and…

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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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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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September 29, 2020

What are the government proposing in their new Planning White Paper? What does it mean for social housing and local communities? Will growth and renewal zones provide a carte blanche for estate demolition and building over green spaces on estates? Duncan Bowie, Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London's…

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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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