After Grenfell, the government must ensure ALL homes are ‘fit for human habitation’
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After Grenfell, the government must ensure ALL homes are ‘fit for human habitation’

Almost 12 million people, a third of which are families, now live in largely unregulated, private rented housing. Only last year Conservative MPs, many of whom are themselves landlords, rejected a bill that would require landlords to make their properties ‘fit for human habitation’.  After decades of state privatisation and cost cutting, private renters are … Continue reading

Renters close down Savills in protest at ‘daylight robbery’ fees
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Renters close down Savills in protest at ‘daylight robbery’ fees

Ever since the Tories proposed banning letting agent fees, agents like Savills and the Association of Registered Letting Agents have been pouring time and money into making sure the ban never sees the light of day. Along with other companies, high-end letting Savills co-signed an open letter to government worrying that the consultation was becoming a ‘political … Continue reading

Hackney council challenged over attendance at London Real Estate Forum
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Hackney council challenged over attendance at London Real Estate Forum

This week, developers, corporate landlords and politicians gathered for the London Real Estate Forum, for what its website described as the “premier event for the development sector, hosted in the heart of Mayfair, Berkeley Square, bringing two days of debate, deals and networking took place in Old Street.” I’ll give you a couple of moments … Continue reading