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October 21, 2019

London has lost 287,384 social rented homes through the Right to Buy, since its introduction in 1980. 26,332 of these have been lost since 2005/06. This briefing breaks down which boroughs these homes were sold in. We note that Right to Buy sales are dropping in London, presumably due to…

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October 15, 2019

Had all the boroughs hit their London Plan targets between 2005 and 2017 we would now have an additional 53,375 social and affordable rent homes across the capital. This briefing crunches the numbers to breakdown borough by borough the shortfall in delivery of social and affordable rent homes over this…

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October 2, 2019

Poornima Karunacadacharan of Race on the Agenda (ROTA) explains the need for landlords, including housing associations, to comply with the Public Sector Equalities Duty and for socio-economic disadvantage to be treated as a protected characteristic alongside race, disability and other characteristics. Poornima was speaking to the London Assembly Housing Committee…

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October 2, 2019

Lifelong social housing tenant and Regional Delegate for London Tenants Federation, Pat Turnbull, speaks up for social housing as “the best way of providing good housing for a very large section of people”. She also explains the importance of neighbours sticking together and forming Tenants and Residents Associations. Pat…

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October 2, 2019

Mick O’Sullivan, Chair of the London Federation of Housing Co-operatives, explains how housing co-ops do better than the big housing associations for tenant satisfaction and financial security. Mick is speaking at the London Assembly Housing Committee open mic session on social housing after Grenfell, held jointly with London Tenants Federation…

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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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September 11, 2019

Between 2004 and 2018, fifteen London councils lost more social housing (homes for social or ‘affordable’ rent) than was built in their boroughs. That is to say they made a negative net contribution to the capital’s social housing stock. Which are the worst offenders? Welcome to the league table that…

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July 25, 2019

Two years after the deaths of 72 people in the fire at Grenfell Tower, the government is currently consulting on proposals for a new Building Safety Regulator. Their consultation document, Building a Safer Future, can be read online here. We are urging all social housing tenants and leaseholders to respond…

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July 25, 2019

Presentation slides from the fire safety event held on Friday 19th July 2019.

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July 23, 2019

This briefing paper summarises the main proposals made by the government for reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System.

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