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: 23rd Jun 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: 24th Jun 2017

A foot on the ladder

Housing

What more could we be doing to help first time buyers onto the property ladder?

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 24th Jun 2017

Limit The Number of Properties a Non UK Citozen Can Own

Housing

In Australia foreigners aren't allowed to own more than 2 properties.

Why can't we have a similar policy over here? It would reduce the substantial number of uninhabited properties in London which are just increasing in value, which very few Londoners can afford to buy.

Posted by
Steve42
Community member
Last commented: 24th Jun 2017

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: 26th May 2017

Living in England

Housing

I'm an italian girl, I'm 35 years old and live in the south east of Sicily, it's a land of sun, sea, culture and many traditions. I work in Interior Design.

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VirginiaCastiglione
Community member
Last commented: 23rd May 2017

Communties - Young adults

Housing

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

Posted by
Fudger
Community member
Last commented: 19th May 2017

Slum Landlords

Housing

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.

Posted by
estead23
Community member
Last commented: 19th May 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: 19th May 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: 19th May 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.

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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.

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COSMA
Community member
Last commented: 5th Apr 2017

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