Two private property companies which failed to follow Croydon council’s landlord licensing scheme have been fined a combined total of £32,000 after they appealed against their original penalties. London Fire Brigade officers (LFB) told a judge-led panel that LFB had alerted Croydon council after finding fire safety breaches at a five-storey private residential block. LFB … Continue reading PROPERTY COMPANIES FINED £32,000 FOR IGNORING CROYDON’S LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME – Fire brigade alerted council after safety breaches found
A national campaign to end no-fault private evictions and reintroduce lifetime social tenancies in its own housing stock were both backed at Croydon council's full meeting. Croydon council have now become the first local authority to publicly back the #EndUnfairEvictions campaign, joining Generation Rent, the London Renters’ Union, ACORN and the New Economics Foundation calling for … Continue reading COUNCIL’S DOUBLE PLEDGE FOR TENANTS RIGHTS
More than 100 local landlords can get free support about keeping on top of changes in the lettings industry if they sign up for a conference being run next week by Croydon council. The Jurys Inn hotel in Wellesley Road will host the conference, which is open to both existing private landlords with properties in … Continue reading ADVICE FOR LANDLORDS AT CROYDON CONFERENCE
Foxley Lane before.... Two privately-owned Croydon properties left derelict for a combined period of 30 years are set to become homes for council tenants thanks to major renovation works. The three-bedroom home in Coulsdon and four-bedroom house in Purley have now been renovated and extended to become one large four-bedroom and four two-bedroom properties. The … Continue reading PRIVATELY-OWNED CROYDON PROPERTIES LEFT DERELICT TO BECOME COUNCIL TENANTS HOMES
Sarah Jones, MP for Croydon Central and shadow housing minister, has joined with Croydon council to urge Government action over “essential” sprinkler installations in the borough. On a visit to view a block in Addiscombe Sarah Jones revealed she will be launching a national campaign for the Government to deliver funding promised last year to … Continue reading MP CALLS FOR URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION OVER “ESSENTIAL” SPRINKLER INSTALLATIONS IN TOWER BLOCKS
A one-year trial project that helps Croydon residents avoid homelessness through tenancy training and matching them with responsible landlords has been started by Croydon council. For many people with challenges, ranging from debt problems to mental health needs or learning difficulties, falling behind with rent or breaching a tenancy contract is more likely to happen. … Continue reading NEW ONE-YEAR PROJECT AIMS TO STOP RESIDENTS BEING MADE HOMELESS IN CROYDON
THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS - But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object. Stambourne Woods and Beaulieu Heights are among almost 90 green open spaces across the borough of Croydon which could be under threat, say campaigners - and at least one council officer. The list also includes Upper Norwood recreation … Continue reading THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.