Tag Archives: housing

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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Labour speaks up for Church Street Masterplan leaseholders

Church Street Councillor Aicha Less spoke in support of leaseholders affected by the Masterplan at the Council meeting on 24th January. She said: “We welcome, Westminster City Council’s firm commitment – “Where leaseholders have opted to remain in, or return … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour launches dossier of ’20 nightmare stories’ from City West Homes’

Westminster Labour Councillors have published a dossier of ’20 nightmare stories’ from City West Homes’, based on the experiences of CWH tenants and leaseholders over the past few months. All have been reported to CWH for action and some problems … Continue reading

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Karen Buck MP calls for Airbnb short term lets registration scheme

Research by the Residential Landlords Association published in December 2017 found the number of Airbnb rentals in London has increased by 187% since 2015. Karen Buck MP said the number of properties advertised on Airbnb in Westminster North has more … 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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Labour call for urgent revisions to the Church Street Masterplan to maximise the amount of social housing.

Labour Councillors have called for urgent revisions to the Church Street Masterplan to meet residents’ concerns and to maximise the amount of social housing. In a motion to be debated at the next Council meeting on 24th January, Labour say: … Continue reading

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Labour call for inquiry into sale of the freehold of St John’s Wood housing estate  

Labour Councillors have called for an inquiry in to how the freehold of the entire Abercorn Place estate in St John’s Wood has been transferred from Westminster City Council to a private company, Kunta Kinte Ltd which has two shareholders, … Continue reading

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