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.
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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
Having lived in South London all my life, including school, work , marriage raising my family, I am worried that the young adults wanting t live home are being made to move out London away from family & friends
I live in a neighbourhood in SE London where slum landlords are rife. They take advantage of the bigger houses and gardens to not only let out rooms in the houses to as many people as possible but construct sub-standard, illegal outbuildings to house people in the gardens as well.
'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.
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.