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Housing press releases

Royal Borough approves change of planning rules for all new HMOs

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Change in planning rules for landlords converting homes into Houses in Multiple Occupation approved.

Can you fix it? Yes you can!

Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Royal Borough are offering tenants and leaseholders free DIY courses.

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 sub-letting.

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

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017

A recent report has revealed that the Royal Borough of Greenwich delivered the second highest number of affordable homes in London in 2015-16.

Your borough needs you!

Published on Monday, 31 July 2017

Council tenants and council leaseholders are invited to check the quality of housing services and to test how efficiently applications and enquiries are handled.

Report criminal landlords

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017

All residents living in rented accommodation deserve to be in a property which is safe, secure and properly maintained with at least a basic provision of modern facilities.

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

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017

Planning approval for 32 new homes to be built by Meridian Home Start was given by the Royal Borough of Greenwich Planning Board this week (6 July).

Fraudster ordered to repay over £135,000 for illegally subletting

Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017

A 50-year-old man from Charlton has been ordered to pay over £135,000 in compensation for illegally subletting a housing association property for 12 years.

Council releases statement on fire safety in high-rise housing

Published on Wednesday, 14 June 2017

After the tragic tower block fire today of Grenfell House in Kensington, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is reassuring tenants and residents that fire safety remains an utmost priority.

Green-light for new affordable homes to be built in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017

Approval for the disposal of three sites in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to Meridian Home Start Ltd was given at the Council's Cabinet meeting on 19 April.

Royal Borough approves licensing of all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Published on Monday, 24 April 2017

The licensing extension will ensure that more tenants have well managed, safe and properly maintained homes.

Young people are YMCA people!

Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Are you aged between 18 and 34, in employment, and looking for a new home? A new low rent housing scheme is now available through the Royal Borough, in partnership with YMCA Thames Gateway.

Partnership working leads to successful prosecution of housing association tenant for subletting

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017

An investigation by the Royal Borough's Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud team has led to the successful prosecution of a man for illegally subletting his housing association property.

Private landlord from Scunthorpe prosecuted for falsely claiming council housing in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017

A 40 year old petrol garage franchisee from Scunthorpe has been prosecuted by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for tenancy fraud and ordered to pay back more than £29,000 to the Council.

'Hair of the dog' leads to a tenancy fraud conviction worth £71,000

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017

A 47 year old woman from Bath has been prosecuted by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for subletting a council property.

Final reminder for Royal Borough's consultation on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) licensing

Published on Monday, 30 January 2017

Building on our commitment to ensure safe, secure and properly maintained homes for tenants, the Royal Borough still wants to hear your views on its licensing proposals for HMOs.

Rogue Landlord swiftly served Prohibition Order

Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017

A rogue landlord renting a tiny, sub-standard flat to an elderly couple has been served a Prohibition Order by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Right to buy fraudster sentenced to two years in prison

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

A 43-year old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for attempting to purchase a Royal Borough of Greenwich council home fraudulently under the Right to Buy scheme.

Gold Standard Greenwich Homes

Published on Monday, 12 December 2016

Forty five families at 381-403 Well Hall Road in Eltham now live in warmer, safer and modern homes thanks to £1.5m of investment by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Illegal HMO landlord fined £2900

Published on Friday, 09 December 2016

A rogue landlord has been found guilty of seven separate charges relating to an illegally-run House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Royal Greenwich welcomes change to 'pay to stay' housing policy

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich welcomes the Government's announcement that the implementation of 'Pay to Stay' rates for higher income tenants is to be made optional.

Royal Borough consults on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) licensing

Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Building on our commitment to ensure safe, secure and properly maintained homes for tenants, the Royal Borough wants to hear your views on its licensing proposals for HMOs.

Housing stock survey paves way for improvement programme

Published on Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has appointed a firm of surveyors to undertake a stock condition survey.

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 Friday, 03 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.

Creative housing - turning older peoples' housing into homes for young people

Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Two former sheltered housing schemes run by the Royal Borough of Greenwich at Woolwich Dockyard are being turned into flats for younger people, including teenage parents.

Housing Officer found guilty of subletting his Housing Association property

Published on Monday, 14 March 2016

On 24 February 2016 at Woolwich Crown Court, Mr Carew, formerly of Keynes Court, Thamesmead, SE28 was given a community punishment order for having illegally sublet his Housing Association property.

Help improve Housing Services as a 'mystery shopper'

Published on Friday, 19 February 2016

Council tenants and leaseholders are invited to become 'mystery shoppers' for the Royal Borough's housing service to check the quality of services and how applications and enquiries are handled.

Funding boost to tackle rogue landlords

Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has received £175,000 to boost its ongoing efforts to tackle rogue landlords operating in the borough.

Criminal record for woman who illegally sublet council flat for seven years

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016

A woman from Eltham has received a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to illegally subletting her council home following a prosecution by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

18 months in jail for £85,000 benefit fraudster

Published on Thursday, 26 November 2015

A sales assistant has been jailed for 18 months for falsely claiming housing benefits from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, totalling over £85,000.

Private landlords reminded about new fire safety rules

Published on Friday, 20 November 2015

New fire safety rules now require private landlords to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in all rented properties or face a penalty of up to £5,000.

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