Category: Housing

Renting? You’re lucky to have £23 left after paying the bills

For most private tenants, renting is not a lifestyle choice – it’s the only option available to them.  Click here to read more.

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Council approves 48 houses on council land, not one is affordable

The authority’s Conservatives have criticised council leader, Cllr Clare Coghill, for going back on a promise made to voters during the local election campaign.  Click here to read more.

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Campaigners warn of ‘rentquake’ as analysis reveals amount spent by private renters is approaching parity with mortgage payments

Amount of rent being paid 10 years ago was only 30 per cent of the total handed over by homeowners – now the figure is more than 75 per cent.  Click here to read more.

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Saturday 16 June 2018 action: Grenfell4Justice

Grenfell Remembering Together

Council sitting on £4.3m that could be owed to council tenants

TENANTS who were overcharged on their water bill could be entitled to a pot of £4.3million – but Waltham Forest Council is sitting on the money.  The council is fighting a high court ruling made in 2016 and says it

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Londoners need a 283% pay rise to afford to buy a home in the capital, report finds

Households require an annual income of almost £134,000 to afford a mortgage but average salaries in London are £35,610…..  Click here to read more.

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One year on: Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March

Join the Fire Brigades Union as we march to Downing Street with Justice4Grenfell on 16 June to demand justice for the victims of the disaster.  Click here to read more.

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Campaigners fighting tower block plans lobbying the council last week

Protesters against “monster blocks” confront shareholders

Campaigners met outside a developers’ AGM to protest against “monster blocks”.  Click here to read more.

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