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What London renters want

LONDON, UK. JUNE 15, 2016: 21CC lecture. London housing crisis.

A recent national survey of more than 1000 tenants across Britain, (Endsleigh Insurance, June 2016) found that the top priorities for renters in London were: Realistic rent prices (71%) Wifi and broadband pre-installed (37%) A professional cleaner used before moving in (29%) David Hadden, Head of property at Endsleigh Insurance said “Tenants are showing more authority than they previously did,

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Solving London’s housing crisis: moving on from the status quo

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The RGS-IBG ran a public discussion ‘Life off the Ladder’ on 15 June looking at whether long-term renting and alternative housing options could ever be sustainable alternatives to home-ownership in the UK. David Ireland OBE, Director, Building and Social Housing Foundation says in this guest blog that policy-makers should also question the status quo of owner occupation. “The RGS-IBG 21st

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Life off the ladder. Our panel discuss the reality of renting, Wed 15 June, 7pm

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  11 million people in the UK are off the housing ladder and in private renting, up dramatically from previous generations. Over half of Londoners rent. Whether through choice or necessity, more people are renting and for longer. On Wednesday 15 June, 7pm our expert speakers will join us at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to discuss the reality

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Panel confirmed for 21CC Policy Forum, ‘Seeking Common Ground’

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The panel has now been confirmed for the the next in the series of 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum events. Taking place on 20 June, here at the RGS-IBG in South Kensington, London, ‘Seeking common ground?‘ will explore London’s housing crisis and how to deliver affordable, timely and sustainable homes for London’s workforce. Our expert panel will consider where homes can

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Tackling London’s Housing Crisis

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Panellists at a lively Question Time – style event at UCL last night set out various technical solutions to London’s housing crisis, but concluded that ultimately strong and forward-thinking political leadership was most important to lead to genuine change. Chaired by Peter Wynne-Rees, Professor of Places and City Planning at the Bartlett, UCL, the panel’s discussion was wide-ranging and at

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