Fairer housing
Fairer housing

Labour pledges to:

  • Get the social and affordable housing we need with a Council building plan and require more from private developers.
  • Put residents first with retrofitting, proper housing repairs and estate offices. Introduce a leaseholders charter.
  • Protect renters and tackle poor-quality lettings with energy efficiency improvements and action on rogue landlords.

Housing Management That Puts Residents First

  • Improve housing management to deliver more responsive repairs and better managed major works.
  • Genuine engagement with Council and housing association tenants and leaseholders.
  • Protect tenant and leaseholder rights and limit service charge rises.

Building the Homes We Need

  • End the cosy ‘business as usual’ relationship with developer.
  • Make building new Council (social) and lower rent homes the Council’s top policy priority.
  • All regeneration has to be supported by the local residents it aims to help.
  • Seek to access more funding from the Mayor of London and central government to supplement the Council’s own funding resources.

Solving Homelessness and Rough Sleeping

  • Urgently overhaul Westminster’s statutory homelessness strategy and find ways to support Westminster residents who need temporary accommodation closer to home.
  • Reduce number of residents placed far from Westminster.
  • Collaborate more closely with the Mayor of London, other London Boroughs, and homelessness charities to create a better system for supporting rough sleepers.

Private Sector Housing That Works For Residents

  • Take a more proactive approach towards the private housing market and find ways to support our renters and help local homeowners.
  • Do the most we can under current government regulations to protect private sector tenants in Westminster, while campaigning for the right to do more.
  • Ensure office-residential conversions meet space and quality standards.
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