Category Archives: Housing

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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Westminster Labour will ensure developers contribute their fair share of properly affordable housing

For far too long Westminster Conservatives’ laissez-faire and overly cosy approach to private developments in our city have led to Westminster having one of the worst records in London on affordable housing. In the most recent official GLA statistics for … 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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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

Posted in Affordable Housing, City West Homes, Council housing, Council leaseholders, Council tenants, Estate Office, Genesis, Housing, Housing Associations | 4 Comments

Westminster Council’s own lettings agency shamed over dodgy business practices and sky high letting fees

Westminster Council Trading Standards have fined the Council’s own lettings and estate agent £15,000 for three breaches of the Consumer Rights Act. CityWest Residential was fined for failing to publish details of agent’s tenant fees, for failing to publish details … Continue reading

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The Conservative Case for Disruption: Tory Cabinet Minister confirms Government opposition to regulating Airbnb

Conservative Cabinet Minister Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has used a major speech at the think tank Policy Exchange to attack a bill put forward by Westminster North Labour MP Karen Buck that seeks … Continue reading

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