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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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

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’

‘BROTHERS PUT TENANTS LIVES AT RISK’

'BROTHERS PUT TENANTS LIVES AT RISK' Two brothers who as landlords put the lives of their tenants at risk have been fined £2,800 each following a prosecution brought by Southwark council. The brothers, owners of a Walworth premises and two floors of bedsits above, pleaded guilty to two offences under the Management of Houses of … Continue reading ‘BROTHERS PUT TENANTS LIVES AT RISK’

‘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?

‘CLAMPDOWN ON BAD LANDLORDS’ PLAN SET FOR APPROVAL

'CLAMPDOWN ON BAD LANDLORDS' PLAN SET FOR APPROVAL   Bad private landlords face a clampdown if plans to license them are approved by Croydon council's cabinet next week.   "Private renting has increased significantly in Croydon recently, with negative consequences including antisocial behaviour and poor-quality homes" says a Croydon council statement.. "The council’s proposed landlord … Continue reading ‘CLAMPDOWN ON BAD LANDLORDS’ PLAN SET FOR APPROVAL

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