Category Archives: Housing

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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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 Labour opposes the Genesis-Notting Hill Housing Merger

After discussions with residents groups and local Genesis tenants Westminster Labour Group is formally registering its opposition to the proposed merger of Genesis and Notting Hill Housing that will be voted on by shareholders on 16th January. Genesis, the result … Continue reading

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Churchill Labour Councillors outline their approach to Ebury Bridge Estate regeneration

Churchill Labour Councillors Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams, and Labour Action Team member Andrea Mann, have been continuing their work to support residents on Ebury Bridge Estate, speaking to them about Westminster City Council’s regeneration plans and the need to … Continue reading

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Churchill Labour Councillors request new deadlines for Ebury Bridge consultation

Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams have written to Westminster Council’s Conservative Cabinet member for Housing, Councillor Rachael Robathan, to ask for the Ebury Bridge Estate consultation timescale to be extended to allow more residents a say. … Continue reading

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Labour call for empty homes in Victoria to be brought back to use

Westminster Labour Councillors are calling for 60 homes in Castle Lane and Palace Street, Victoria, that have been empty since 2012, to be brought back into use immediately. The empty homes are owned by Land Securities who bought them for £22.5m … Continue reading

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