The Barnet Labour Group Housing Commission will be taking evidence next week on tackling rogue landlords, improving standards in the private rented sector and how to secure more affordable homes on new developments.
Barnet’s Labour councillors have set-up the Housing Commission to look into how Barnet can increase the supply of affordable homes, and help improve standards in the private rented sector. I am chairing the Commission, which is made up of independent housing experts, local community representatives and Labour councillors. The Commission will meet six times over the next 8 months, and will be taking evidence from housing professionals, other London boroughs and the local community.
Tonight’s meeting takes place 7-10pm at the Rainbow Centre, Dollis Valley Drive EN5 2UN, and will hear evidence from private tenants’ rights campaigner, Jacky Peacock OBE – Executive Director of Advice4Renters; Roz Spencer – Rogue Landlords Taskforce, LB Lewisham, Duncan Bowie – Senior Lecturer in Spatial Planning, University of Westminster, Professors Ines Newman and Marjorie Mayo – authors of ‘Tackling the housing crisis’ and Maria Brenton – co-founder of Older Women’s CoHousing project in High Barnet.