Friday, 10 June 2016

Council To Grab Back Housing From ‘Failing’ Social Landlords

Talks are under way to try and bring social housing estates in London’s deprived East End back under local authority control.  It follows protests that some landlords don’t carrying out repairs or proper gas safety checks and have “lost touch” with the community. Now Tower Hamlets Council is in talks with Circle Housing to try and prevent its planned merger with Infinity Sutton, turning it into Europe’s biggest social landlord and becoming even less accountable to local families.  The council, meanwhile, has voted that Circle Housing be dropped as a preferred partner for development, a move that would seriously hinder any future planning applications for new properties. Read more on the East London Advertiser website.

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