Blog posts in Kingstonfed

Finally, some better news . . .

There are now more social housing tenants in work than ever before and the proportion is continuing to rise, according […]

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Housing Ombudsman swamped with rise in tenants’ complaints

If you’ve got an unresolved housing complaint against Kingston Council, you may need to think twice before pursuing it with […]

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Right to Buy sales outstrip provision of new affordable homes

There were more sales of social rented homes last year in England and Wales, than there were new affordable homes […]

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. . . and there will soon be even fewer ‘affordable’ homes

When one of the nation’s biggest housing associations announces it will not be building any more cheaper rented homes, you […]

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Meanwhile, the benefits cap just got tighter . . .

Talking of the Budget, someone needs to remind Chancellor George Osborne that there’s a vast difference in rent levels between […]

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HIGH EARNING TENANTS TO PAY MARKET RENT TO STAY IN SOCIAL HOUSING

Council housing authorities like Kingston must be bracing themselves for a likely backlash from any of their tenants earning £40,000 […]

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LIFETIME TENANCIES UNDER REVIEW – AGAIN?

Lifetime tenancies should be limited to those with long-term high housing needs, such as the “highly disabled or mentally ill, […]

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Putting council tenants and leaseholders in charge of their own housing services

Joint press release from Kingston Council and the Kingston Federation of Residents Kingston’s 6,500 council tenants and leaseholders could soon […]

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BETTER HOMES, MAYBE – BUT NOT EVERYONE IS HAPPY!

By INSIDER With the Council’s £65 million Better Homes improvement programme now past the half way stage with around 1,600 homes […]

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BIG AMBITIONS, BIG PLANS, BIG MONEY – SO WHY ARE WE NOT EXCITED?

By INSIDER Have you seen – or even heard about – all the exciting plans for the regeneration of Kingston’s […]

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