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#ELLHousingCrisis: Why are the Greens the only major party committing to rent control in the General Election?

#ELLHousingCrisis: Why are the Greens the only major party committing to rent control in the General Election?

The Green Party is the only party in Britain to officially commit to a housing policy of rent control. As part of the party’s bid to provide “secure, affordable housing for all”, the Greens long ago committed to a policy of capping rents and introducing longer tenancies – whereby renters…

#ELLHousingCrisis: How the Eastlondonlines housing crisis appears in graphics across the four boroughs

#ELLHousingCrisis: How the Eastlondonlines housing crisis appears in graphics across the four boroughs

For the 8.3 million people living in Greater London the following infographics are more than just a few images. They are the difference between paying hundreds of pounds in rent, families being able to raise their children in the capital or even living in the areas they have done their…

How the new home-buyers are leaving London behind

How the new home-buyers are leaving London behind

You’ve saved up for years. You’re finally ready to take the plunge and move into your first home. Perhaps it’s the big leap for you and your significant other. Or maybe your parents have downsized so that you can make your first step on the ladder. And if you were…

#ELLHousingCrisis: This is everything that we know about the housing crisis across the Eastlondonlines boroughs

#ELLHousingCrisis: This is everything that we know about the housing crisis across the Eastlondonlines boroughs

Affordable housing is one of the top five issues for voters aged 18-24, according to a recent survey. Voters aged 18 to 24, many of whom will be voting for the first time at the 2015 general election, ranked housing affordability as one of the top five most important issues…

New Era estate could ‘means-test’ occupants where people on lower incomes will pay less in rent

New Era estate could ‘means-test’ occupants where people on lower incomes will pay less in rent

The wealthiest tenants on the New Era estate in Hoxton could be charged more rent than poorer tenants to keep families being evicted from their homes. Dolphin Living, who took over the estate last year, are considering plans to ‘means-test’ residents in order to calculate affordable rents for low-income households.…

Public debate on budget cuts at Lewisham council meeting

Public debate on budget cuts at Lewisham council meeting

The possibility of further budget cuts for Lewisham was discussed yesterday in a council meeting. The council have yet to agree on a balanced budget as financial assumptions are still being deliberated for years 2015-16. Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock and his cabinet discussed the cuts with the public who expressed concern…

Skyscrapers “tear the heart” out of Shoreditch, says mayor

Skyscrapers “tear the heart” out of Shoreditch, says mayor

A plan to build two skyscrapers in Shoreditch is being met with resistance from the Mayor of Hackney, who launched a campaign to stop the development. In a change.org petition meant to encourage London Mayor Boris Johnson to withdraw his support from the scheme, Mayor Jules Pipe said the towers…

‘Growth Zone’ plans backed by George Osborne

‘Growth Zone’ plans backed by George Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne has announced he will support plans for a ‘Growth Zone’ in Croydon as part of a larger regeneration plan happening in the borough. The scheme involves collecting local taxes from a stamp duty pilot, which is estimated at £100 million in the next 20 years, to accelerate…

Green party vote in favour of Lutfur Rahman’s “civic hub”

Green party vote in favour of Lutfur Rahman’s “civic hub”

Members of the Tower Hamlets Green Party have voted “tentatively” for the Old London Hospital to be transformed into a new town hall as proposed by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman. The party agreed that the move would make “effective use” of a listed building and prevent it…

Property prices continue to surge in ELL boroughs but sales are down, according to new data from the ONS

Property prices continue to surge in ELL boroughs but sales are down, according to new data from the ONS

House prices in ELL boroughs continued to surge in value throughout the economic downturn in spite of far fewer people buying properties in the areas. Data released by the Office for National Statistics on Monday showed the huge growth in property prices over the past 18 years. A median flat…

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