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More than 100 social-housing estates across the capital are at risk of demolition

17 September, 2020

• EVIDENCE from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan shows that almost 50 per cent of homes built in London need to be social rented.

Demolishing structurally sound, social-rented, housing is a bad deal environmentally as well as causing uncertainty, stress, and possible displacement for those living in blocks awaiting demolition.

Residents may be promised replacement homes only to find that rents and service charges are significantly higher and their new homes much smaller.

Since 1997 some 55,000 homes on 166 council estates have been demolished, displacing 131,000 tenants and leaseholders. Currently more than 100 social-housing estates across the capital are at risk of demolition.

Together with Just Space we have launched a new website, www.estatewatch.london which provides independent information for tenants and leaseholders on estate demolition in London.

PAT TURNBULL
Regional representative
London Tenants Federation
www.londontenants.org

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