Category Archives: Private rents

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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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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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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Labour warns Westminster Council: either tackle high rents or face discretionary housing payments disaster

Labour councillors today issued a stark warning to Westminster Council Leader, Cllr Philipa Roe, and Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Tim Mitchell, who this year are dipping into council reserves due to Conservative Government cuts and failure to tackle the … Continue reading

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