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Hackney Council wants to crack down on “appalling housing conditions” by introducing new licences which could cost some landlords upwards of £500 to implement.

Fitting Hackney’s tower blocks with sprinklers as recommended by the Fire Brigade could cost up to £20m, and would mean “not doing other things”, according to Mayor Phil Glanville.

A new strategy to help tackle the housing crisis in London was unveiled by Mayor Sadiq Khan last week. But will it help or hinder efforts to bring vitally needed affordable homes to Hackney? We asked the Mayor of Hackney for his views.

Plans have been revealed for the first new homes under the town hall’s “innovative” scheme to transform run-down garages and disused council land into housing.

Mayor of Hackney Phil Glanville laid the final brick at a housing project to use up empty land where 15 families will soon be able to live into new council homes.

Whenever I read (or publish) anything about Right to Buy I generally end up spluttering and wringing my hands.

Bet your bottom dollar on this home in Stoke Newington, now the bookies’ favourite to win RIBA’s prestigious Stirling Prize.

All 143 of Hackney’s letting agents will today be urged by the town hall to scrap the eye-watering agency fees many charge tenants just for signing contracts.

Stoke Newington Town Hall could be put to use as a health clinic, restaurant - or even housing - to raise some of the £10m needed to renovate it.

A council tenant has spoken out after leaseholders launched a campaign to stop major refurbishment at their South Hackney estate.

A housing block in Upper Clapton has been “cocooned” in scaffolding since November because contractors ordered the wrong size windows for the flats.

Cladding similar to Grenfell Tower has been discovered at a block on the Woodberry Down Estate and will be removed immediately as a precaution.

Sprinkler systems will be “fully explored” as part of Hackney Council’s fire safety review in the wake of the Grenfell Tower inferno.

All housing projects requiring external cladding have been “paused” by Hackney Council in the wake of the Grenfell Tower inferno.

Plans to re-clad a Lower Clapton tower block have been shelved following the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze that left more than 100 dead, missing or injured.

Homeless people have taken over the Barry’s Biscuits building in Stoke Newington High Street to protest against gentrification and the pricing out of working-class people from Hackney.

A decision is set to be made on the controversial luxury housing development on site of the old bingo hall in Hackney Road.

A brazen developer who was let off the hook after building an illegal block of flats in Hoxton has now made it even taller, according to disbelieving neighbours.

Sadiq Khan has waved through a huge development on the former Kingsland Fire Station site despite it providing just 8 per cent affordable housing.

Hackney Council wants to splash out £36million on a 148-room hostel in Seven Sisters Road so it can stop housing homeless people outside the borough.

A 22-storey building straddling the Hackney and Islington border could provide six floors of office space and 100 private-rented flats – but no on-site “affordable” housing.

Kingsland Fire Station will be flattened to make way for a school and flats – but there will be no affordable housing on site.

Hackney Council has been given £36,000 – 5 per cent of the cost of a single house – to solve the borough’s housing crisis.

Blocks on the Northwold Estate could be demolished if The Guinness Partnership gets its way. It says the estate is ripe for the kind of infill needed to ease the housing crisis but neighbours disagree.

Old Gazette cuttings discovered in a dusty old book in west London have shone a light on the chronic housing problem for injured veterans after the First World War.



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