Category Archives: Private rented housing

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 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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Dolphin Square flats in Pimlico to get new homes, but how many will be affordable?

A recent article in the Evening Standard asks: “Dolphin Square flats in Pimlico to get new homes, but how many will be affordable?” “Despite submitting almost 300 planning documents to the council, Westbrook has declined to say exactly how many … 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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CityWest Residential under investigation by ……Westminster City Council

CityWest Residential, a subsidiary of Westminster City Council’s ALMO, City West Homes, is being investigated by Westminster City Council’s Trading Standards department for breaches of the Consumer Rights Act. CityWest Residential trades as an estate agency, lettings agency and property … 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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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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