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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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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 5, 2019

Between February and April 2019, the National Housing Federation (NHF) held a consultation on their draft four-point plan, ‘Together with Tenants’, to, as they put it, “build a collaborative, balanced relationship between housing associations and their tenants and residents.” This document summarises our response.

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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. According to the Mayor’s latest assessment of housing…

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