Homes & Spaces

Housing

Housing is a basic human need. Everyone should have access to a suitable place to live. London, like many other cities, faces tough challenges in meeting the needs of its population. Supply should meet demand in terms of amount of housing and the range of different types needed, and housing should be of a good and lasting quality.

We must ensure we help those that don’t have a home at all – no one should sleep on the street. Social renters should be protected from unaffordable rents, private renters should get a fair deal and high standards. There should be new genuinely affordable housing, so that ordinary people have the choice to buy a home.

This is the place to talk London’s housing needs and debate the issues that matter to you. Join in with or start a discussion below.

Housing discussions

Re-thinking housing

Housing

One way of providing more homes in less space is to share certain types of space. For example, this could mean shared outdoor space or shared amenities for things like washing clothes.

Do you think this approach could work for you? How else might space be shared?

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 29th Mar 2017

Too much housing?

Housing

The poll just now asked if I thought housing development in my local area was a good thing. I answered no, but my real answer is not yet. More housing needs to follow more or better infrastructure.

Posted by
Jo McKillop
Community member
Last commented: 26th Apr 2017

Council Housing.

Housing

I would like to know if any council housing will be built in the London Boroughs ever again for locals.

Posted by
Jess
Community member
Last commented: 21st Apr 2017

Victorian and Edwardian empty shops.

Housing

Many of these shops started life as a terraced house and became shops. Rather than have bleak boarded up empty shops what not convert into houses and flats subject to the usual planning permits. Council tax would replace business rates on these properties, a benefit for each local authority.

Posted by
Mike jones
Community member
Last commented: 20th Apr 2017

We need to stop our population growing more.

Housing

It is the women who have babies that cause the population explosion. Killing babies is wrong. What women need to stop is stop having babies and then the population won't explode.

Posted by
B49J
Community member
Last commented: 8th Apr 2017

BALCONIES

Housing

For me there is a difference from a front facing Balcony where pedestrians and vehicles pass-by and a back facing Balcony that is out of view from the non residential public.

Posted by
COSMA
Community member
Last commented: 5th Apr 2017

home shortage

Housing

The main reason for home shortages in london is there are too many people chasing too few homes ,immigration into london must be stopped ,priority for social housing must go to local people on the housing list ,giving social housing to immigrants is just not right ,social housing should only be a

Posted by
johncruddas
Community member
Last commented: 27th Mar 2017

Housing Portfolio

Housing

How much people in London own a handful of properties (not 1 or 2) which they use to get income? I feel this is one of the reasons why there is a housing problem.

Posted by
Mikers117
Community member
Last commented: 16th Mar 2017

Affordable Housing

Housing

I would like to raise the issue of affordable housing scheme, as a common hardworking person family can not afford this affordable house, asking for sufficient cash as deposit plus extras which impossible for poor families to afford.

Posted by
syedm
Community member
Last commented: 24th Feb 2017

Affordable housing in central London

Housing

'Since the Crown Estate was sold to Peabody a couple of years ago their excessive rent rises have been decimating the community and leaving flats empty for over 6 months and new key workers unable to afford the new rents despite them being costed at 60-80% of market value.

Posted by
cvjarvis
Community member
Last commented: 16th Feb 2017

Keenstate - Private Rental Company

Housing

I would like to hear from anyone that has rented from this Fraudelent Agency based on Western Avenue in East Acton, w3.

Posted by
LadyNControl
Community member
Last commented: 16th Feb 2017

better,cheaper housing

Housing

I think the perfect answer to high prices and laack of space they should invest in them mini houses the tiny houses they have them here in the usa,they are enough for one or two people,something to call your own would be better than nothing.you could even get volunteers,to bulld them which in tur

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Scottytrue
Community member
Last commented: 9th Feb 2017

Housing in London and UK.

Housing

Problem one is the Government. Any government?

Affordable housing in London is a joke.

You have to earn £30,000+

Why not build council houses?

Posted by
alggomas
Community member
Last commented: 21st Dec 2016

Building London's identity

Housing

In our discussion about good growth one of the issues that you brought up a number of times was about the design of new developments in London.

Posted by
Will Victor
Administrator
Last commented: 12th Dec 2016

Private rental standards

Housing

Your assertion that private renters expect high standards is wrong. There was a time when i was both poor and working 12 hour shifts. Incame home to sleep, got up and we t to work, where i could eat free too, so all i n eeded was a bed.

Posted by
General Genius
Community member
Last commented: 6th Dec 2016

When Are We Going to Say ‘Enough is Enough!'?

Housing

Much emphasis is placed on ‘building more homes’ as if this will solve the housing crisis. Why then are there such vast numbers of empty apartments and houses, why so many under occupied houses / mansions?

Posted by
dominoes
Community member
Last commented: 6th Dec 2016

create a system that works for one & all

Housing

establish a fast track method so that those long seeking housing are put within selective ideal places of their choice but those that have been on the list a long time as well as in short times but this can not be done in folly it will take sheer wisdom understanding & knowledge to supply eac

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kenju1
Community member
Last commented: 12th Nov 2016

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