Category: Housing


Fat M.PS get 10 % every year. When you are Ill who do you want better paid Jeremy Cunt or a doctor?

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That’s the way the money goes. What price the homeless, the sick,the old and our children.

Paul Causton

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After more than 6 years since thames valley housing association capped my gas-supply because I had no money to pay for gas for their boiler inspection, they are still threatening me with court action for a gas-supply I do not have…

Fuck ‘Em!… TAKE ME TO COURT and explain how you have denied heating and hot-water to a man who suffers from Depression, high-spectrum functioning Autism and a little O.C.D.. (maybe there is the odd personality disorder in there) Oh! and Addiction…

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More than 7,500 local authority properties across the capital are lying empty as thousands of Londoners struggle to find a home, figures showed today.

The number of vacant buildings has increased in a third of London boroughs and now amounts to a  staggering £4 billion worth of empty council homes.

Ten town halls have overseen increases in homes lying idle — even though the overall proportion of empty homes has fallen by 20 per cent in the past decade.

The figures also show that almost 21,000 homes, including those privately owned, have sat empty for over six months. Critics claimed this was a “shocking waste”, as the new team at City Hall expressed concern.

Source: Scandal of 7,500 council homes lying empty in London | London | News | London Evening Standard

The billionaire property investors David and Simon Reuben have been linked to £46,000 in donations received by Zac Goldsmith. The developers last week secured approval for a controversial proposal to turn a London landmark into hundreds of luxury flats from the incumbent mayor, Boris Johnson.

The bulk of these donations, received by the MP and Conservative London mayoral candidate since the general election, either came from the children of the Reuben brothers or from entities overseen by them but none of them was listed as being made from a person with the Reuben name.

The Reuben brothers, who were born in India, first rose to prominence doing business in post-Soviet Russia before buying up several London landmarks, including John Lewis’s headquarters on Oxford Street. According to the Sunday Times they are now Britain’s richest family with a combined fortune of £13.1bn.

Last Thursday Boris Johnson’s team approved the brothers’ plans for 207 luxury flats and a 150-room boutique hotel at Millbank Tower, near the palace of Westminster, despite the scheme proposing the demolition of a Grade II listed building – considered a gem of modernist architecture.

The scheme was contested in part because it envisaged more expensive accommodation in a city with the second-highest house prices in the world. Lambeth council opposed the scheme pointing out that there was no affordable housing provision, and city planners had suggested that a £57m “financial contribution in mitigation is an appropriate alternative”.

However, in one of its last acts before this Thursday’s election, the mayor’s office accepted the “maximum reasonable amount of affordable housing in this instance is zero”, did not request any compensation and gave the go-ahead for the demolition of one of the oldest office towers in London.

Sadiq Khan has said that half of any new housing development will have to be “affordable”. A spokesman for Labour’s mayoral candidate described the Reubens’ scheme as “unacceptable … there’s no affordable homes at all in this scheme and Zac Goldsmith in City Hall would only mean more of the same”.

Source: Zac Goldsmith received £46,000 linked to luxury flat developers | Politics | The Guardian

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