Our Homes Not For Sale

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Our Homes Not for Sale

All people deserve to feel secure in their homes.

The Tory Government wants to end the security Council tenants currently enjoy and to sell off council homes.

The Tories’ new law will:

  • Ban new lifetime tenancies, ending the security that Islington Council tenants are currently offered.
  • Force the Council to sell hundreds of homes each year, making it even harder for local people to find an affordable home in Islington.

We, the undersigned, call for the Tory Government to stop the planned ban on lifetime tenancies and the forced sale of council homes. 


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signed 2016-11-23 17:00:50 +0000
Do not sale our homes!! you will be failing even more people and making them homeless.
signed 2016-11-23 16:59:57 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:57:54 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:57:46 +0000
All Councils should be able to keep their properties to rent to local people and they should have secure tenancies. The Tory government should really be thinking about struggling working people not just say they are.
signed 2016-11-23 16:57:43 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:56:47 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:53:47 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:53:33 +0000
London is being priced out of Londoners reach. This has been a Tory trend for a while
signed 2016-11-23 16:52:42 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:51:04 +0000
No govenment should have the power to sell other people’s homes!
signed 2016-11-23 16:50:48 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:50:05 +0000
How dare you try to take our homes what next concentration camp….
signed 2016-11-23 16:48:38 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:48:26 +0000
The Tory government have never cared about council tenants,
signed 2016-11-23 16:47:18 +0000
Thatcherism on steroids.
signed 2016-11-23 16:47:12 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:47:06 +0000
Another move for their wealthy friends to buy houses in London for profit and yachts.
signed 2016-11-23 16:43:09 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:42:36 +0000
kathleen vaschel
signed 2016-11-23 16:41:33 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:41:33 +0000
Yet another appalling attack on aspiring working class people. Leave workers with stable affordable accommodation we are not indentured slaves.
signed 2016-11-23 16:41:32 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:39:54 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:39:11 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:39:02 +0000
I work for a 40 year old housing co-op in Islington. Every single one of our properties could be sold as they are street properties. I am the vice chair of the TMO of a large estate. Short term tenancies and selling off high value properties will destroy the co op and badly damage the community of both organisations. Every day I pass homeless people on the street. Every day desperate people knock on my office door in Finsbury Park and ask for help getting a council flat. The ONLY answer to London’s housing problem is MORE social housing. We must all fight the selling off of what stock we have left and build social housing NOT “affordable” homes.
signed 2016-11-23 16:38:32 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:37:35 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:37:12 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:37:03 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 16:35:36 +0000
I love my council flat and it has served e well over thirty years. the thought that when I move out or die that the flat will be sold off rather than passed on to someone else in need fills me with dread. PLEASE DONT DO THIS! There is a shortage of housing for low income families such a myself in Finsbury. We are being pushed out by the gentrification of the area and The Centre of London losing its diversity of culture and creative folk. Its madness. Just stop it. I feel so lucky to have had a stable home for so long. I couldn’t afford to buy it ever. THe rents are rising too. I’ve been a good council tenant and I feel terribly undermined and abandoned by this government. PLease keep us as secure tenants, please don’t force the sale of council homes.

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