Category Archives: Housing Repairs

Twelve more scandals from City West Homes

Council elections come and go but City West Homes’ performance just gets worse. Over the past few weeks since the Council elections we have received scores of cries for help from City West Homes tenants and leaseholders and here are … Continue reading

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And another 25 more ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’

Labour Councillors have issued a new dossier of another 25 more ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’ this year, following their first report in January 2018, which included 20 Nightmare Stories, and their second report in March with details of … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour will fight for the rights of private renters

If elected to lead the council on May 3rd Labour will take a more proactive approach towards the private housing market in our city to find ways to support our renters. A Labour led Council will do the most we can … Continue reading

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Labour launch further report on ’25 More Nightmare stories from City West Homes’

In January 2018, Westminster Labour Group unveiled a dossier of ’20 Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’. The reaction to this from tenants and leaseholders has been overwhelming, with many more ‘nightmare stories’ coming to light from all over Westminster. … 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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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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