Category Archives: Housing Repairs

Westminster Fairer Housing Conference- April 11th

Date: April 11th 2017, 7pm-10pm (doors from 6.30pm) Venue: Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES, (near Royal Oak tube). Speakers include: Karen Buck MP, Westminster North Tom Copley AM, Labour GLA Housing Spokesperson Joanna Kennedy, former Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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Karen Buck introduces a Private Members Bill to require all private rented accommodation to be provided and maintained as “fit for human habitation”

Karen Buck MP for Westminster North secured ninth place in the Private Members’ Bill Ballot on 4 June 2015. She subsequently presented the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill on 24 June. The purpose of the Bill is “to amend … Continue reading

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Labour calls for more ambition in Westminster Council’s housing plans

Westminster Labour Group has called for Westminster Council to be more ambitious in its plans to provide new social and genuinely affordable housing. In its response to Westminster Council’s draft 5 year Housing Strategy, Labour Councillors have published a wide … Continue reading

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Labour Action Team takes up major works concerns at Bronwen Court, Grove End Road

We have contacted City West Homes after residents expressed their concerns about many aspects of the major works currently being carried out there. These included the cost to lessees, standard of workmanship, length of time being taken to carry out … Continue reading

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Paddington Council flat left vacant for over 5 years – £30,000 lost in rent and rates

Westminster Council has lost over £30,000 in rent and rates after a one bed room Council flat in Bravington Road, north Paddington was left vacant for over 5 years. The flat, at 6A Bravington Road, became vacant in July 2009 … Continue reading

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Hallfield Estate Major Works – the continuing story…

Karen Buck MP reports; “The Major Works programme, which included window replacements for kitchens and bathrooms, has now been running for half a decade! Residents will soon be balloted (again) on options and hopefully this time around the process will … Continue reading

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Call for Westminster Council action against Churchill Gardens ‘slum landlord’

Westminster Labour Councillors have called on Westminster City Council to take action against the landlord of a former Council flat in Coleridge House, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico. The two bed former Council property is rented by the Council from a private … Continue reading

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