• End the Secrecy: Full Transparency for all HHGE Service Charges
    (1) Over the last 10 years over £3 million+ been spent on the upkeep of the common parts of the Hanger Hill Garden Estate Flats Hanger whilst the fabric of the buildings and the gardens has steadily deteriorated. (2) We want to know where the money was spent by whom and on what ?
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    Created by quentin phillipps
  • Lambeth Council Fix our Homes Now!
    Our estate has a conservation order yet is being left to rot. Repairs are not being undertaken or not being done to a satisfactory standard. Tenants are struggling with rising costs to heat their homes due to sub-standard windows. We have large cracks, with often crumbling plaster and leaks in our homes due to structural damage. We were promised new kitchens, bathrooms and windows more than twelve years ago but these have not materialised. All of these are affecting our mental heath, our physical well being and cost us extra money in bills every month. Please sign this petition so that Lambeth Council see how many people this issue effects.
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    Created by Residents of Leigham Court Estate
    It was not by the “authority” of the Housing Ombudsman; of which I am sure - most if not all of the tenants in the recent and shameful scandal over disrepair and living conditions (deemed adequate and suitable) will have happily been directed to by the relevant Housing Association’s that came under scrutiny; but rather it took exposure to damning Public outcry, vilification, shaming, and the WEIGHT of the gathering, and unfavourable Press to compel these deafened and autocratic Housing Associations to un-trench themselves, and act with decency; eventually withdrawing and retracting THEIR OWN shameful “self-determinations”. Equally NO politician, or local MP forced them to address this long-standing and indolent contradiction prior to this. Being unlikely to be victims in their OWN properties of mould (exacerbating health conditions), damp, fire hazard, and electrical disrepair; and not being subjected to living in these conditions (or similar) on a daily basis, - indolently encouraging YOU, to be patient, in THEIR enquiries, in absence of any degree of empathy, urgency, or understanding appearing to be forthcoming. In the absence of any impetus, enthusiasm, or motivation from our elected officials; our “representatives” indolently deeming the current framework for dispute resolution (the “broken” system that WE are THE VICTIMS of any failures or shortcomings in) as “adequate” and “fit for purpose”; out of a need for MORE robust, balanced, and EQUAL representation, and in the absence of any consideration, or concern on this matter being extended by our locally elected officials and MP’s. I urge and encourage ALL Housing Association tenants that have been, or remain dissatisfied with their treatment and experience from their Housing Association; frustrated and fed-up with the lack of interest or concern demonstrated by paid and elected officials expected to represent and look after OUR interests, to take this opportunity to rally together, make a difference to your treatment, – as vulnerable cash cows having no secure tenure, and sign my on-line petition for this long-overdue housing reform; add your voice (your tenancy), and rebuke your treatment, we need 100,000 signatures to bypass our MPs ourselves, and our struggle to be finally taken notice of and debated in Parliament, calling for the IMMEDIATE forming of a STATUTORY body to represent OUR interests - the average tenant. https://twitter.com/letdownbyMPs https://www.facebook.com/groups/593643284935407
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    Created by Derrick Palmer
  • Close the holiday let tax loophole
    I feel privileged to live in Plymouth. It's by the sea, has amazing beauty spots, Dartmoor is close by and the nightlife, pre-covid, was phenomenal. It is one of the UK's top tourist destinations. Unfortunately Plymouth's advantages can also be a disadvantage for its residents. I lived in my last flat for 5 years. The rent was affordable and it was close to the city centre – but was not in a great state of repair. When I complained to my landlord about the broken boiler and asked him to make repairs to his property, he threatened to evict me. One day a Section 21 notice arrived for me and the other tenants in the building, meaning we had to move out. The landlord said he was selling up because he did not want to be a landlord anymore. But a few months later, I discovered he had turned the building into an AirBnB. I found pictures online of my old flat which he had renovated and done up to perfection. My neighbours and I are not the only ones this has happened to. Plymouth has become a city of holiday lets. Cornwall has 62 homes to rent on Rightmove but 10,290 AirBnB listings. In one village in Wales, three quarters of the houses are holiday homes. Fewer homes available for residents mean higher rents, and people being priced out of their local areas in search of a home. That erodes local communities and starves local businesses of workers. The only people who benefit are the landlords. One cause of this is mortgage tax relief, which holiday-let landlords are entitled to but private rental landlords are not. It is saving holiday-let landlords potentially thousands of pounds every year, and actively dissuading them from renting their houses out to locals. After all, why rent to actual residents when the government has made it cheaper to let out holiday accommodation? We need a level playing field so that the local areas enjoy the right balance between holiday lets and homes people want to live in. By removing mortgage interest relief from holiday lets, more property owners will make their homes available to people who need somewhere to live. This will reduce rents, stop people being priced out, and make sure communities in tourist hotspots benefit.
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    Created by Alex Macintyre
  • Fix the Building Safety Crisis NOW!
    Leaseholders and tenants across the UK are facing bankruptcy and eviction because of fire safety issues we did not cause, and have no control over fixing. Our homes were not built to be safe from fire, and to add insult to injury, leaseholders are picking up the bill. The strain this is having on our mental health is immense; we’re feeling angry, hopeless, helpless and trapped. Who is responsible? Cladding manufacturers who falsified fire safety tests, construction companies cutting corners and ineffective Government regulations. They must all be held to account. Boris Johnson must recognise that our safety comes before profit. The Government must force developers to make our homes safe, before any more new homes are built and protect leaseholders from all fire remediation costs.
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    Created by Chloe Waite
  • HMO-NO
    Its been 15 years since the arrival of the housing act and HMO-NO believes it’s time for a change. Students are being exploited by overpriced poor quality housing
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    Created by James Catchpole
  • Abolish the Bedroom Tax
    The tax reduces the amount of housing benefits a household receives depending on how many spare bedrooms their house has. This is a problem as it is increasing poverty and leading to people getting forcibly evicted from their homes as they are unable to pay rent. in Leeds alone, 101 households who moved into new social housing had left their previous residents due to this bill. With the reduction of benefits, they were unable to pay their rent and support their families, so they ended up getting evicted from their properties.
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    Created by Harrison Zemura
  • Increase and maintain the support for the homeless after COVID
    The COVID pandemic has meant that the issues regarding homelessness have been in the spotlight, and therefore, it has been more important to address them during a time of need. The problem is that it has taken such a pandemic to take action, once COVID has become apart of the past what is it to say that homelessness will lose its funding and attention. Both the unemployed and homeless people face the return back to the streets of the UK when there is less priority to keep those vulnerable safe from such virus. This is why it is important to sustain the level of support that has been given over the past year, and to possibly increase it in order to meet the 2024 goals of eradicating homelessness.
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    Created by Joey Leigh
  • Spread Awareness of Rural Homelessness
    Rural homelessness has doubled in the last 2 years and the sharp increase is now greater than in our towns and cities More investment and publicity is needed for rural housing services to reduce these growing figures.
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    Created by Ellen Jay
  • Improve Housing Conditions Received by Asylum Seekers
    Vulnerable asylum seekers in the UK are often placed in ‘squalid’ housing provisions, leaving thousands of refugees no option but to live in damp and dirty homes, as this is their only safety net from homelessness. The appalling conditions and living in these abject conditions can lead to serious health complications, raising serious safeguarding concerns as the country’s treatment of asylum seekers falls under deep scrutiny.
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    Created by Sadie Goldstraw
  • Robert Jenrick: Deliver on the governments promise to End No Fault Evictions
    During the pandemic, 700,000 renters were served with Section 21 notices, aka No-Fault Eviction notices. These allow Landlords to evict tenants without a reason at short notice, as opposed to section 8 evictions where a tenant is served on the grounds that they have broken the terms of their tenancy. Thankfully, for much of the pandemic, there has been a much needed ban on evictions, however, since the 1st of June this ban has ended leaving many renters threatened again with losing their home to these unfair evictions. Identifying the housing insecurity Section 21 creates for renters and its link to revenge evictions and rogue landlords. The Government promised in its 2019 Manifesto to abolish No-fault evictions as part of their 'Better deal for renters' pledge. However, no such Bill to this effect has been introduced. While there had been consultations during 2019 for a Renters’ Reform Bill, which includes the abolition of section 21, the government has since stalled excusing their inaction on dealing with the urgency of the pandemic. Now, however, given the cliff edge situation many households face, threatened with homelessness in the midst of a pandemic due to the end of the Covid ban on evictions, there is an urgency for this bill to be passed for the sake of thousands of people unfairly being evicted from their homes. This petition calls on the government to deliver on its campaign promise now! Finally, put an end to one of the leading causes of homelessness. And make renting a secure tenancy option. Renters deserve better, No more excuses! #endsection21 #rentersarewaiting
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    Created by Hanan Hassan
  • Remove All Flammable Cladding
    Since the Grenfell fire in June 2017 which claimed 72 lives, thousands of other housing blocks nationwide have been identified as having flammable cladding systems which contributed to the Grenfell tragedy. Residents in these housing blocks are facing ridiculously high costs for insurance, waking watches and remedial works to remove the cladding, despite them not being at fault. The Government pledged £5 billion to remove all ACM Grenfell style cladding on buildings over 18 meters, however this is not enough money and 4 years on over 300 buildings still have ACM cladding systems. This figure does not include other flammable cladding systems and buildings under 18 meters. Residents live in constant fear of fires in their buildings. Sarah, a first-time buyer, bought her flat in Leeds at 28. At 29 she went bankrupt due to the crisis. Sarah will not be the only one to go bankrupt - thousands, if not millions, more will go bankrupt too. The Government must protect all residents from the cost of fixing unsafe buildings and they need to make more funding available so that all buildings can be made safe in the next 12 months.
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    Created by Annie Stirk