GOVERNMENT ACTION TO END LETTING FEES

A new government bill to ban letting fees across England is set to save tenants millions of pounds and make the market fairer and more transparent. Published 2 May 2018 From: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP Unexpected letting fees and high deposits can cause a significant … Continue reading GOVERNMENT ACTION TO END LETTING FEES

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COST OF DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE AND REBUILDING IT IS DOUBLE WHAT IT WOULD COST TO REFURBISH – AND BUILD 242 ‘INFILL’ HOMES AT THE SAME TIME Architects group’s shock report

Refurbishing Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace and building 242 infill homes there will cost £77.5 million say Architects for Social Housing. But demolishing the whole estate will cost Lambeth council an estimated £157 million - and that's before a single new home is built. The figures were unveiled at ASH's launch of their new book-length … Continue reading COST OF DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE AND REBUILDING IT IS DOUBLE WHAT IT WOULD COST TO REFURBISH – AND BUILD 242 ‘INFILL’ HOMES AT THE SAME TIME Architects group’s shock report

“GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE PROPERTIES OFF ROGUE LANDLORDS” MP’s call follows heartbreaking tale

The State should have the powers to seize properties from bad landlords, says MP Helen Hayes. The Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood told Parliament's housing, communities and local government committee: "A family with very small children living in poor-quality rented accommodation in my constituency were recently evicted after they complained that the ceiling … Continue reading “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE PROPERTIES OFF ROGUE LANDLORDS” MP’s call follows heartbreaking tale

NUISANCE TENANT BARRED FROM PROPERTY / NOISE NUISANCE TENANT EVICTED – 63 individual complaints in eight years

A nuisance tenant who terrorised his neighbours making their lives a misery with his persistent noise and anti-social behaviour has been barred from his home by a court ruling. Croydon magistrates granted a three-month Premises Closure Order (PCO) for Flat 5, Frederick Court, 139 Portland Road, after hearing a catalogue of complaints about the tenant. … Continue reading NUISANCE TENANT BARRED FROM PROPERTY / NOISE NUISANCE TENANT EVICTED – 63 individual complaints in eight years

JUDGE BACKS PLANNERS OVER FIRST FLOOR ‘CARAVAN’

A Peckham resident who claimed a first floor extension he was building out of wood was actually a ‘caravan’ has been told he will have to take it down and stop any further works. The man started to build the timber structure in May last year without applying for planning permission, said a council spokesperson. … Continue reading JUDGE BACKS PLANNERS OVER FIRST FLOOR ‘CARAVAN’

NEW APPLICATION FOR QUEENS HOTEL / NEW HOMES PLANS BEHIND WESTOW HILL PREMISES / LAMBETH SEEK VIEWS ON IMPROVING STREETS IN GIPSY HILL AREA

NEW APPLICATION FOR QUEENS HOTEL / NEW HOMES PLANS BEHIND WESTOW HILL PREMISES / LAMBETH SEEK VIEWS ON IMPROVING STREETS IN GIPSY HILL AREA Campaigners opposing new plans to expand the historic Queens hotel on Church Road say the number of rooms will expand from 334 to 495 and increase the size of the current … Continue reading NEW APPLICATION FOR QUEENS HOTEL / NEW HOMES PLANS BEHIND WESTOW HILL PREMISES / LAMBETH SEEK VIEWS ON IMPROVING STREETS IN GIPSY HILL AREA

LANDLORD WHO ILLEGALLY RENTED OUT FLAT FINED £6,000

A landlord who illegally rented out a South Croydon flat to tenants without getting the required licence has been ordered to pay a £6,000 fine. Croydon council reminded the landlord several times over six months that he needed to apply for a licence on the property in Warham Road and pay the £750 licence fee, … Continue reading LANDLORD WHO ILLEGALLY RENTED OUT FLAT FINED £6,000

TOWER BLOCKS ON DEMOLISHED ESTATES “ONLY WAY TO GET 50 PER CENT  AFFORDABLE HOMES” SAYS CAMPAIGNER – but council cabinet approve their Homes for Lambeth plans anyway

The only way Lambeth council can achieve 50 per cent of "affordable homes" on estates it wants to demolish under its controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' plans  is by building tower blocks on them, says a campaigner.   As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported, Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million … Continue reading TOWER BLOCKS ON DEMOLISHED ESTATES “ONLY WAY TO GET 50 PER CENT  AFFORDABLE HOMES” SAYS CAMPAIGNER – but council cabinet approve their Homes for Lambeth plans anyway

HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

Cabinet were being asked to agree the Homes for Lambeth business plan for 2018-19, Cllr Paul McGlone, deputy leader of the council (investment and partnerships) told the meeting.   Subsequent years would see an annual business plan. "The key political message is it drives forward the ambition of this Labour administration to build 1,000 new … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

QUEENS HOTEL PUBLIC CONSULTATION LATE AFTERNOON TODAY

Fitzroy Wakefield Action Group January 2018 Update The Queen's hotel are holding a public consultation about their new expansion scheme TODAY / TONIGHT Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 January, at the hotel on Church Road between between 4 - 7.30pm on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23rd January. Please do go along and see what you … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PUBLIC CONSULTATION LATE AFTERNOON TODAY