Croydon: Council should have ‘exit strategy’ for Brick by Brick – need to ensure group and company structures are “necessary and fit for purpose” says report

Croydon council should have an 'exit strategy' for their controversial 100 per cent owned homes building company Brick by Brick, says a report to one of its committees. The recommendation is one of 75 made in  a report to Croydon's general purposes and audit committee. Other recommendations in the report include: The council should review … Continue reading Croydon: Council should have ‘exit strategy’ for Brick by Brick – need to ensure group and company structures are “necessary and fit for purpose” says report

Scaffolding set to go from Church Road by October 20th

The scaffolding which has blocked half of Church Road since before Lockdown is set to go - towards the end of next month. A Croydon council spokesperson told News From Crystal Palace: "The responsibility for this work lies with the owner of the building. "But our highways team are working closely with them to ensure … Continue reading Scaffolding set to go from Church Road by October 20th

Cabinet member praises “superb investigation” by trading standards team – gang fleeced 19 victims

Six people involved in duping vulnerable homeowners out of £400,700 for bogus roof repairs have been sentenced in a Croydon council prosecution working with National Trading Standards. Between March 2016 and June 2017 fraudsters visited 19 victims aged 60 to 92, from Croydon and Greenwich to Hertfordshire and Southampton, and pressured them into expensive roof … Continue reading Cabinet member praises “superb investigation” by trading standards team – gang fleeced 19 victims

Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response…Croydon call for private landlords to help struggling tenants

Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response Lambeth council leader Jack Hopkins has written to local residents, businesses and other organisations, setting out how the council is responding to the challenge and supporting people across the borough. In a message headed “Lambeth Stands Together”, Cllr Hopkins provided an update of the council’s work, along … Continue reading Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response…Croydon call for private landlords to help struggling tenants

Lambeth seeks views on better rights for renters: would private tenants get better homes if theirs were also licensed?

Lambeth council are seeking feedback from landlords, letting agents, businesses, renters and the wider community to get a full picture of the privately rented housing sector in the borough. To achieve that a private rented sector survey is now open and as many people as possible are being invited to complete the questionnaire, says a … Continue reading Lambeth seeks views on better rights for renters: would private tenants get better homes if theirs were also licensed?

‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

  Lewisham and Southwark councils are asking people to back the planned extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. A further extension of the Bakerloo line beyond Lewisham has also been proposed, which could potentially bring the tube to Ladywell, Catford and Lower … Continue reading ‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

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

‘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’

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