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

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HIGH COURT BACKS CROYDON LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME

HIGH COURT BACKS CROYDON LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME A legal bid to stop Croydon council’s plans to raise housing standards by licensing private landlords has been unsuccessful in the High Court. At the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Thursday, Judge the Hon. Sir Stephen Silber QC refused an application by Croydon Property Forum to … Continue reading HIGH COURT BACKS CROYDON LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME

LAMBETH WARN GOVERNMENT OVER ‘BROWNFIELD’ PLANNING CHANGES

LAMBETH WARN GOVERNMENT OVER 'BROWNFIELD' PLANNING CHANGES Lambeth council are warning the proposed shake-up of the planning system will "cut affordable housing, damage neighbourhoods and see a catastrophic drop in investment." In a letter to the communities secretary Greg Clark, Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck, says: “The measures proposed will be detrimental to London, … Continue reading LAMBETH WARN GOVERNMENT OVER ‘BROWNFIELD’ PLANNING CHANGES

HOUSE PRICES RISE IN GREATER LONDON

HOUSE PRICES RISE IN GREATER LONDON Responding to reports that house prices are rising in Greater London*, Labour London assembly housing spokesman Tom Copley AM said: “For most Londoners, today’s figures are a further reminder of how unaffordable this city has become. "While the headlines will focus on the fall in prices in central London, … Continue reading HOUSE PRICES RISE IN GREATER LONDON

LANDLORD ‘MISLEAD TENANTS OVER ILLEGAL FLAT CONVERSION’

LANDLORD 'MISLEAD TENANTS OVER ILLEGAL FLAT CONVERSION' /  'LANDLORDS NOT SIGNING UP TO MAYOR'S SCHEME' - LABOUR / GOVERNMENT'S RIGHT TO BUY POLICY BLIND TO WHAT'S HAPPENING IN LONDON - TESSA JOWELL / £25,000 RENTAL FOR ET POURQUOI PAS? LANDLORD 'MISLEAD TENANTS OVER ILLEGAL FLAT CONVERSION'   A landlord failed to provide his tenants with … Continue reading LANDLORD ‘MISLEAD TENANTS OVER ILLEGAL FLAT CONVERSION’

‘REPORT EMPTY HOMES’ CALL FOLLOWS COUNCIL CPO OF £400,000 HOUSE – Hundreds more CPOs to follow?

'REPORT EMPTY HOMES' CALL FOLLOWS COUNCIL CPO OF £400,000 HOUSE / FOREIGN BUYERS BOUGHT UP TO 75 PER CENT OF NEW HOMES IN CENTRAL LONDON IN LAST 12 MONTHS / 50 PER CENT AFFORDABLE HOMES ON MAJOR NON-TOWN CENTRE DEVELOPMENTS FROM APRIL SAY CROYDON   'REPORT EMPTY HOMES' CALL FOLLOWS COUNCIL CPO OF £400,000 HOUSE - Hundreds … Continue reading ‘REPORT EMPTY HOMES’ CALL FOLLOWS COUNCIL CPO OF £400,000 HOUSE – Hundreds more CPOs to follow?

LAMBETH CONSULT – ON CHANGING PLANNING CONSULTATIONS

LAMBETH CONSULT - ON CHANGING PLANNING CONSULTATIONS   Lambeth council are proposing changes to the way they consult the public on planning matters. They say they will be concentrating on methods which work well and phasing out "less effective" methods such as providing libraries with physical copies of applications and sending neighbour notification letters to … Continue reading LAMBETH CONSULT – ON CHANGING PLANNING CONSULTATIONS

SHELTER AND MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH LOAN SCHEME FOR PRIVATE RENTERS

SHELTER AND MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH LOAN SCHEME FOR PRIVATE RENTERS A scheme in London offering workers an interest free loan to pay for their deposit on a rented home is being rolled out across the country. The scheme was pioneered by housing and homelessness charity Shelter and the Mayor of London last year, with … Continue reading SHELTER AND MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH LOAN SCHEME FOR PRIVATE RENTERS

‘SOME LETTING AGENTS CHARGING £500 REGISTRATION FEES’ – MP CALLS FOR ACTION

'SOME LETTING AGENTS CHARGING £500 REGISTRATION FEES' - MP CALLS FOR ACTION / MAYOR OF LONDON AND TfL START SEARCH FOR PROPERTY PARTNERS / ESSEX MAN TRIED TO PURCHASE LAMBETH COUNCIL HOME UNDER 'RIGHT TO BUY' LEGISLATION 'SOME LETTING AGENTS CHARGING £500 REGISTRATION FEES' - MP CALLS FOR ACTION Croydon North MP Steve Reed has … Continue reading ‘SOME LETTING AGENTS CHARGING £500 REGISTRATION FEES’ – MP CALLS FOR ACTION

HELP SHAPE YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD – LAMBETH RESIDENTS ASKED FOR VIEWS ON NEW PLANNING GUIDANCE

HELP SHAPE YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD - LAMBETH RESIDENTS ASKED FOR VIEWS ON NEW PLANNING GUIDANCE Lambeth council are asking local residents for their views on new planning guidance for building alteration and extensions that should make it easier for rear and roof level extensions outside the borough’s conservation areas. Cllr Jack Hopkins, Lambeth's cabinet member for jobs … Continue reading HELP SHAPE YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD – LAMBETH RESIDENTS ASKED FOR VIEWS ON NEW PLANNING GUIDANCE