Greenwich

Housing news

More affordable homes on the way

Published on Friday, 16 March 2018

Plans for three additional sites to build affordable homes have been approved.

Statement regarding letters to register a House in Multiple Occupation

Published on Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Council sent out letters to a number of households in error.

Ground-breaking on new affordable homes for Eltham

Published on Thursday, 01 February 2018

Work has started on an ambitious house building programme on Rochester Way that will provide 29 new affordable homes to rent in Eltham.

Better housing promised in learning disability housing strategy

Published on Wednesday, 31 January 2018

More adapted homes will be built and improvements made to existing homes as part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich's five year housing strategy for people with learning disabilities.

Landlord fined for sub-standard home for elderly couple

Published on Monday, 29 January 2018

A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 after an elderly couple's home was found to have a catalogue of issues including broken electric storage heaters, mould and cracked roof tiles.

Centre to help rough sleepers launched by Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 12 January 2018

The new centre will help rough sleepers with complex needs get back on their feet.

Swap your way to a better home in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 11 January 2018

The Mutual Exchange scheme helps council tenants find a home to better suit their needs.

Nowhere in Royal Greenwich for rogue landlords to hide

Published on Wednesday, 27 December 2017

The first online database aims to protect private renters from being exploited.

Landlords warned all homes with multiple occupants in the Royal Borough must be licensed

Published on Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Royal Borough is raising awareness about new licensing requirements for rental properties.

Closure Order served following anti-social behaviour complaints

Published on Thursday, 26 October 2017

The order was served on a Council flat in Charlton due to escalating anti-social and criminal behaviour at the property.

Change of planning rules for new Houses in Multiple Occupation

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The change affects landlords converting homes into Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Improve your skills around the home by signing up for a DIY course

Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The free courses are available for council tenants and leaseholders.

Discount for landlords who sign up early for new licensing scheme

Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Royal Greenwich is licensing all Houses in Multiple Occupation from 1 October 2017.

Housing Association tenant caught subletting gets suspended sentence and fines

Published on Friday, 08 September 2017

Charlton Triangle tenant gets a two year suspended sentence for subletting.

Royal Greenwich is home to second largest number of new affordable housing in London

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017

A recent report revealed the Royal Borough delivered the homes in 2015-16.

Go undercover to help us test and improve our services

Published on Monday, 31 July 2017

Council tenants and council leaseholders can help check the quality of housing services.

Royal Borough cracks down on landlords who ignore fire safety

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017

Help improve safety by reporting landlords who don't provide secure homes in good condition.

Council reassures tenants over fire safety

Published on Wednesday, 12 July 2017

All Council high rise buildings comply with current fire safety standards. Read the FAQs.

New homes given the go ahead by Royal Borough

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Planning approval given for second wave of Meridian Home Start new homes.

Fraudster fined £135,000 for illegally subletting

Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017

The 50-year-old man from Charlton has been ordered to pay back the money in compensation.

Reassurance given to residents on fire safety

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017

Everyone at the Royal Borough remains deeply saddened by the devastating fire and tragic loss of life at Grenfell Tower, the extent of which is still unfolding.

Council releases statement on fire safety in high-rise housing

Published on Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Read the Royal Borough's statement and help support Grenfell Tower residents.

New affordable homes to be built in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017

Meridian Home Start Ltd to build just over 200 homes on three sites.

Additional licensing approved for all Houses in Multiple Occupation

Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The licensing extension will ensure that more tenants have properly managed homes.

Royal Borough and YMCA in partnership to provide new homes

Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2017

A new low rent housing scheme is now available for 18 to 34 year olds.

Housing association tenant prosecuted for subletting

Published on Monday, 06 February 2017

Partnership working leads to successful prosecution and repayment of over £4,000.

Scunthorpe landlord prosecuted for claiming Royal Greenwich council housing

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017

A man was prosecuted for tenancy fraud and ordered to pay back more than £29,000.

Woman convicted of £71,000 tenancy fraud

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017

A woman has been prosecuted for subletting a council property for over a decade.

Give us your views on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) licensing

Published on Monday, 30 January 2017

You don't have long left to complete the consultation on licensing proposals for HMOs.

Prohibition Order served to rogue landlord

Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017

The landlord was renting a tiny, sub-standard flat to an elderly couple.

Prison sentence for right to buy fraudster

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The man attempted to fraudulently purchase a Royal Borough of Greenwich council home.

Improvements made to homes in Well Hall Road

Published on Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Warmer, safer and modern homes for 45 families thanks to £1.5m of investment.

Illegal House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) landlord fined £2900

Published on Friday, 09 December 2016

The rogue landlord was found guilty of seven separate charges relating to the HMO.

Change to 'pay to stay' housing policy welcomed by Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

The implementation of the rates for higher income tenants is to be made optional.

Have your say on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) licensing

Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

We want to hear your views on licensing proposals for HMOs.

Council commissions survey of housing stock condition

Published on Thursday, 13 October 2016

The survey will pave the way for future housing improvements and investment.

Be the first in the queue for affordable homes

Published on Wednesday, 08 June 2016

Residents, and people who work in Royal Greenwich, looking to find a new home can register to be the first to hear about new intermediate homes being built in the borough.

Heavy fines for rogue landlord

Published on Monday, 06 June 2016

A rogue landlord and their letting agent have both been fined for a number of offences relating to an illegally established house of multiple occupation on Frances Street, Woolwich.