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Victory for OHG Tenants in Regeneration Battle

One Housing Group (OHG) has been forced into a U-turn by a tenant and resident campaign group after it was referred to the Greater London Authority (GLA) over the proposed ballot of an estate in Camden. See additional notes for more detail on GLA balloting requirements. Gilbeys Yard and Juniper Crescent are a community of… Continue reading Victory for OHG Tenants in Regeneration Battle

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SHAC Protestors Tell Gove: “Cut Rents & End Rip-Off Service Charges”

Representatives from SHAC together with housing campaign groups, trade unionists, and activists involved in local action assembled in central London on the 9th April. They sent a message to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, that he needs to instruct landlords to cut their rents and end rip-off service charging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K3J2t6FADQ Watch our… Continue reading SHAC Protestors Tell Gove: “Cut Rents & End Rip-Off Service Charges”

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Cut The Rents ~ End Rip-Off Service Charging

Tenants and leaseholders are sending a message to their housing association landlords: 'Cut the Rents and End Rip-Off Service Charging'. The message comes as a survey by SHAC revealed almost one quarter of respondents could not afford the rent rises being inflicted on them from April 2022. Around 85% will experience negative financial impact. Tenants… Continue reading Cut The Rents ~ End Rip-Off Service Charging

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Riverside’s Journey to Lost Social Purpose

A Riverside Tenant Writes If you look at my landlord's website or newsletters you are given the impression that they are an efficient and caring organisation. This used to be true before Riverside took over. Then ... My landlord was originally Newcastle & Whitley Housing Association until Riverside took over in 2006. Newcastle & Whitley… Continue reading Riverside’s Journey to Lost Social Purpose

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Council Manifesto for People Centred Housing

People across the UK will be heading for local polling stations on the 5th May 2022. The seats being contested will include all London councils and local authorities in Wales and Scotland. There may also be elections for seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly. With this in mind, SHAC members have collectively identified 25 demands… Continue reading Council Manifesto for People Centred Housing

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Riverside Splashes Out on Lobbying Firm

SHAC's expose of Riverside's plans to restrict tenants' access to justice has been picked up by Inside Housing Magazine. The article also reveals that Riverside and its co-conspirators have hired a city lobbying firm to help them prevent tenants making disrepairs claims in court. High End Lobbying Firm Connect PA has been commissioned by Riverside… Continue reading Riverside Splashes Out on Lobbying Firm

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OHG: Tenants Call to Boycott Consultation

A group of One Housing Group (OHG) tenants and residents have decided to boycott a new consultation by the troubled association in protest at its failures to learn from previous consultations. OHG is telling residents In April 2022, we will be launching our new Resident Engagement Strategy and we want to hear your views about… Continue reading OHG: Tenants Call to Boycott Consultation

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Desperation – Not Lawyers – Drives Disrepair Claims Rise

By Carl Davis Earlier this week SHAC’s Suzanne Muna gave evidence to the opening session of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee’s inquiry into the regulation of social housing. After discussing disrepair more generally, the Committee of MPs turned its attention to what the panel Chair described as ‘ a bit of explosion in… Continue reading Desperation – Not Lawyers – Drives Disrepair Claims Rise

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Housing Association Execs’ Walk of Shame

The UK Housing Awards Protest - 25th November 2021 Housing association executives were unexpectedly forced to do the 'walk of shame' through protestors as they arrived at the UK Housing Awards at the InterContinental Hotel in Greenwich. The protest started outside North Greenwich tube station, with speakers including Clarion campaigner Kwajo Tweneboa, Unite Housing Workers… Continue reading Housing Association Execs’ Walk of Shame

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Associations Enjoy £33 million Service Charge Income Bonanza

The amount collected by housing associations as service charge income has increased by 2.3% (£33 million) in one year, according to the consolidated returns of housing associations made to the Regulator of Social Housing. It brings the total income generated through this income stream to £1.5 billion in the 2020 financial year. Upward Trend The… Continue reading Associations Enjoy £33 million Service Charge Income Bonanza