Living in Camden is a great privilege, but it shouldn’t be as difficult to find a home as wonderful and welcoming as the community around it. Yet with houses less affordable than ever and the Council’s properties in disrepair, it’s harder than ever for people to call Camden home.
While Labour pass the buck to the government, the lack of homes is most acute in Camden because of their inaction locally. In 2014, Labour promised to build 6,000 new homes in Camden, but they’ve started less than a third of that.
We will take action to improve Camden’s housing stock, reduce costs for residents, support private renters, and build a Camden fit to call home.
The Conservative plan to house Camden
- We will deliver more affordable housing, by requiring new developments to contribute to affordable housing and ending Labour’s practice of waiving or reducing this demand.
- We will secure value for council leaseholders by capping repair costs at £15,000 a year and only making payments for works when they have been signed off.
- We will reduce rent for council tenants, reducing the cost of rent by £1,000 a year compared to Labour’s plans for year-on-year hikes.
- We will track works done on council-owned properties by introducing operation and maintenance manuals that log all work and needs of the property over its lifetime.
- We will advance private renters’ security deposits when moving within the borough.
- We will send welcome packs to people that move that inform them of their rights, waste disposal times, and community facilities.