Tag Archives: Karen Buck

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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Labour calls for housing associations to be held to account

At the recent Westminster Fairer Housing Conference, organised by Karen Buck and Westminster Labour group, the deep worries about the behaviour of housing associations in Westminster was the main concern for many attendees, as reported by this article in the … Continue reading

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Dibdin House residents win victory in campaign to use Maida Vale community hall

The local press reports that campaigners from the Maida Vale estate where Sir Bradley Wiggins grew up are celebrating after being allowed access to their much-loved community hall. Residents were banned almost two years ago from using Dibdin Hall on … Continue reading

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New gates at Bliss Mews to tackle anti-social behaviour

We are delighted that new gates are being installed at Bliss Mews in Queen’s Park following many incidents of anti-social behaviour which have made life a misery for residents. Following a long campaign by Karen Buck MP and Councillors Paul … Continue reading

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Westminster Council risks well-being of children sent to live outside the borough

‘Inside Housing’ report “Westminster Council has been criticised for moving homeless children with disabilities and special educational needs to areas on the outskirts of the capital. Opponents say the council has risked the mental well-being of several vulnerable children, who … Continue reading

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Karen Buck’s Bill to restrict subterranean extensions gets first Commons reading

Karen Buck’s bill to give councils stronger powers to block subterranean extension to properties has received its first reading the House of Commons. The Permitted Development (Basements) Bill 2013-14, a private member’s bill submitted by Labour MP for Westminster North, … Continue reading

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Karen Buck MP: ‘Have your say on renting’

Karen Buck, Westminster North’s MP is urging residents to share their experiences of renting homes from private landlords amid growing fears that many people are unable to get onto the property ladder. Karen Buck is hoping to gather information on … Continue reading

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