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Russell Brand threatens The Sun with legal action after his New Era support draws ‘hypocrisy’ accusations

Russell Brand threatens The Sun with legal action after his New Era support draws ‘hypocrisy’ accusations

  Russell Brand, who has been campaigning on behalf of Hackney’s New Era residents has threatened to sue The Sun newspaper over allegations that he is a “hypocrite” According to the Rupert Murdoch owned Sun, Brand’s loft apartment in Hoxton, is allegedly rented from a company based in the British…

New Era protest in Downing Street

New Era protest in Downing Street

Residents of the New Era estate and activist Russell Brand led 400 people on a protest from Mayfair to Downing Street as they took to the streets. The protestors congregated outside the offices of the estate’s American owners Westbrook Partners, who have threatened to triple rents in 2015, at 12:30pm. Two…

Houses earn more than people as property prices in Hackney increase nearly £100,000 in one year

Houses earn more than people as property prices in Hackney increase nearly £100,000 in one year

The average home in Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney “earned” more in the past 12 months than a London police officer as house prices in the capital went through the roof. Research published yesterday by the National Housing Federation compared house price rises in London boroughs with average salaries in…

“Bogus replicas” replace Dalston Georgian houses

“Bogus replicas” replace Dalston Georgian houses

A row of Georgian houses in Dalston is to be replaced with “bogus replicas”, after a campaign group lost their high court battle on Monday. OPEN Dalston have been fighting the demolition of 17 Georgian terraces on Dalston Lane, Hackney, since developers Murphy Homes were given permission to build on…

“Controversial” forum denied planning rights

“Controversial” forum denied planning rights

Residents of Stamford Hill will not be able to have a direct say over planning rights because they cannot reach an agreement among themselves, Hackney Council has ruled. Two opposing proposals for the Stamford Hill Neighbourhood Forum were rejected on the grounds that neither have received widespread support from the…

Four new ways for London to solve it’s housing crisis

Four new ways for London to solve it’s housing crisis

Can London accommodate a fairer, more affordable rental market as one of the fastest growing cities in the world? Eastlondonlines looks at how private renting is managed and limited in other metropolitan cities . The rental market has been extensively grim for London tenants. In recent years the regeneration of…

Hackney’s “corner of Eden” under threat as developers eye up prime property opportunities

Hackney’s “corner of Eden” under threat as developers eye up prime property opportunities

Since the trees came down in May 2013, the residents of Navarino Grove in Hackney have been facing a very real threat. Pentonville Developments, a subsidiary of Fairview New Homes, plans to develop the nearby “brownfield” site into eight four-bedroom houses. In a city where green spaces are at a…

Rowntree report suggests ominous future for housing in east London as boroughs ranked among most deprived

Rowntree report suggests ominous future for housing in east London as boroughs ranked among most deprived

A report into the relationship between housing and poverty has provided a stark warning to east London boroughs, with Hackney rated as having the highest level of housing deprivation in the UK. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an organisation that lobbies for a more equal society, has called for organisations to “work together…

Hackney Council intervenes in New Era dispute, warning owners to treat tenants “with respect and consideration”

Hackney Council intervenes in New Era dispute, warning owners to treat tenants “with respect and consideration”

The Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, and the council’s cabinet member for housing have called on the owners of Hoxton’s New Era Estate to sell. This follows a fierce dispute in which tenants have warned they could be faced with “homelessness before Christmas”. The council’s letter to the owners said:…

Millionaire Tory MP’s company backs out of New Era stake-hold after residents’ “triumphant” campaign

Millionaire Tory MP’s company backs out of New Era stake-hold after residents’ “triumphant” campaign

Property company, The Benyon Estate, have announced they will sell their stake in Hoxton’s New Era estate after substantial rent rises caused fierce protests from residents. The real estate firm, which is the family company of millionaire Tory MP, Richard Benyon, announced yesterday that they were “reluctantly” withdrawing all involvement…

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