Category Archives: Private rented housing

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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Standing up for private renters: West End Labour wants to hear your views

The West End Labour Action Team has launched its 5 point plan for private renters. The team is calling on residents, businesses and workers in the West End to feedback their views. Click here to get your voice heard. The … Continue reading

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Foxtons Rep smears families on housing benefit over Westminster flat

Westminster Labour has reacted with anger at the leak of an email showing shocking behaviour by a Foxtons Lettings Manager who was attempting to win business off a rival agency. In the email a Lettings Manager at the Hampstead branch … Continue reading

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Housing in Westminster – some constructive suggestions

Below is a letter to the Leader of Westminster Council from Church Street Labour Councillor Vincenzo Rampulla Dear Philippa, Housing in Westminster – some constructive suggestions At last week’s Council meeting, I felt very little was said about housing in … 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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Lindsey Hall’s Westminster Council voting record – A Public Interest Report

Labour Councillors have scrutinised Westminster North Conservative Candidate Lindsey Hall’s Westminster Council voting record and have compiled a ‘Public Interest Report’ so that voters have all the information they need to make a decision on whom to vote for. Despite … Continue reading

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