October 2015 was the start of a time of great upheaval. Trouble started at the beginning of that month when I informed my landlord of five years that I would not be working for the next few months whilst I had an operation on my back. Surgery had originally been penciled in for January 2014, […]Read more "Housing Crisis, What Crisis?"
Markets are the lifeblood of many London communities, but I don’t mean the ones so beloved of boroughs seeking to inflate their local image by encouraging “agricultural” and “artisan” types to set up, flogging over-priced goods. These ones are the gentrification tools of choice for a borough wishing to promote itself as a trendy place […]Read more "Market Maltreatment"
It has become abundantly clear that levels of accountability are routinely abused in public office, and these are not confined to one political party. Being quite new to the local political arena, it was with some trepidation but a great deal more indignation that I wrote sent to my local elected councillor on the 11th […]Read more "Conflict of Interest: Oversight or Abuse of Power?"
Next Tuesday, 31st May, my landlord is taking me to court to claim possession of my home of the past four years. In September last year I had to quit my job pending back surgery, an operation which… Source: Homes Not AssetsRead more "Homes Not Assets"
Next Tuesday, 31st May, my landlord is taking me to court to claim possession of my home of the past four years. In September last year I had to quit my job pending back surgery, an operation which has since left me unable to work whilst I recover. In that time I have been served […]Read more "Homes Not Assets"
The news I had been expecting but dreading finally came through today. Confirmation of a date with the judge at Kingston County Court has now been set for 31st May, with an accelerated claim for possession of my flat due to the Assured Shorthold Tenancy having expired on 4th April. This whole murky business arose […]Read more "Housing, it’s all a Mistry to me!"
Sitting at home with a bag of peas on my ankle, whatever kind of mischief caused this freezing end to the day, so soon after surgery? Well, thanks to the proposed Armageddon of the Housing and Planning Bill, incandescent Londoners had no choice but to take to the streets today in what is becoming an […]Read more "Housing Bill March on Downing Street"