Category Archives: Council tenants

Even more ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes – another 20 more stories and only a change of control at Westminster Council will make a difference

When we launched our first set of 20 ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’ in January 2018 we thought that this would spur Conservative Councillors and City West staff in to action. But all we heard was first, a denial … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour’s plan of action to stop CityWest Homes and local Housing Associations failing our residents

Residents are angry with the very poor performance of CityWest Homes, the organisation that manages the homes of council tenants and leaseholders on behalf of Westminster Council. Service standards have clearly deteriorated after Conservative council cuts to the housing management … Continue reading

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Karen Buck MP wins backing for laws helping tenants to take on rogue landlords

Tenants will be able to take legal action against landlords who fail to maintain rented homes to a safe standard after the Government announced it would back new laws proposed by Karen Buck MP. Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said he … Continue reading

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Churchill Labour Councillors call for urgent review of CityWest Homes call centre

Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams have written to Jonathan Cowie, Chief Executive of CityWest Homes (CWH) to call for an urgent review of CWH’s call centre. Councillor Williams said: “We are getting continual reports of residents … Continue reading

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Churchill Labour Councillors raise residents’ concern over Tories’ Ebury Bridge Estate leaflet

Churchill Labour Councillors Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams have called on Westminster Conservatives to clarify a leaflet they have delivered to residents on Ebury Bridge Estate. Residents are concerned that the leaflet suggests a plan already exists for the estate, as it … Continue reading

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Seventy eight homes are empty on Ebury Bridge estate after Westminster Council blunder

According to the ‘Westminster Extra’: “New figures show 87 empty homes on the Ebury Bridge estate, Pimlico, where a massive regeneration project has been botched by the city council. Since 2014 residents have been moving out of the estate, as … Continue reading

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Westminster and CityWest Homes put residents on hold

Westminster City Council and its housing organisation CityWest Homes have left residents hanging on the telephone since implementing their plans to close estate offices and replace them with a new centralised call centre. Labour campaigned against shutting estate offices and … Continue reading

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