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H&F works with housing association tenants in Hammersmith to improve standards

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Image captionImage 1: Cllr Stephen Cowan (left) visiting the Hammersmith Estate with Shane Sorour (centre) and Claire Morton (right) from the Peabody Group

H&F Council Leader Stephen Cowan met with housing association tenants in Hammersmith on Wednesday (23 February) to discuss how the council could help improve standards.

More than 60,000 people in H&F – or 30 per cent – rent privately from landlords and housing associations. And we’re working to improve the living standards in each of these homes.

Cllr Cowan met with residents on the Hammersmith Estate in Fulham Palace Road. The red-brick Victorian blocks are owned and run by Peabody, who hosted a walkabout for Cllr Cowan and a two-hour drop-in surgery in their community centre. H&F Mayor, Cllr PJ Murphy, also attended the event.

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Image caption: Image 2: Cllr PJ Murphy (pictured right) touring the Hammersmith Estate

Listening to residents

During the event, Peabody managers were on hand to ensure all residents were properly heard and issues reported. All the feedback will be used to create a new plan to support H&F’s private renters. The plan will be discussed at a follow up meeting at Hammersmith Estate next month.

Working to support renters

H&F work to support all renters by requiring private landlords to meet housing standards as part of our selected licensing schemes.

We’re also enforcing the minimum energy efficiency standards for all rental homes, ensuring private renters across the borough are inhabiting warm and safe homes – and fining and/or prosecuting landlords that don’t follow the rules. It will also help us reach our climate emergency goal of making H&F carbon net zero by 2030.

Share your thoughts

The Peabody Group is currently responsible for 2,152 properties across the borough. If you’re a Peabody tenant and would like to share your views about your home, please call them on 0300 123 3456 or visit the Peabody website contact us page.

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Image caption: Image 3: Drop-in surgery with Peabody managers

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