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Thousands more private renters now protected from rogue landlords

Over 5,000 privately rented homes in Islington must now be registered for a licence to ensure their tenants have good quality housing – or their landlords will face prosecution. 

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Caretaker and Concierge Awards celebrate housing heroes who go "above and beyond"

Islington Council has held its Caretaker and Concierge of the Year Awards to celebrate the frontline staff who help look after the borough’s estates and homes. 

Cooper finds the illegal tobacco products

Islington Council recruits clever canine to sniff out illegal tobacco products worth £70,000

An Islington business and its director have been ordered to pay over £32,000 after their illegal tobacco and vape supply was uncovered by sniffer dog, Cooper.

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Islington Council prosecutes roofing scammer for defrauding resident of £22,000

A man who took £22,000 for shoddy and unnecessary roofing work to a resident’s home has been jailed for 16 months after prosecution from Islington Council.

Irene Winter, CEO of Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association

Islington’s housing estates will see new investment as Thriving Neighbourhoods programme reopens for suggestions

Islington Council is today (Monday, 15 January) announcing the reopening of the Thriving Neighbourhoods programme for new suggestions from residents. First launched in 2022, the programme allows local people to help shape the transformation of the borough’s housing estates through £10million of investment.

A low rise red brick building with few windows, metal stairs running up one side and metal fire doors, with cars parked outside.

Five reasons why we want to transform the Finsbury Leisure Centre site

Councillor Diarmaid Ward, Deputy Leader of the Council, explains landmark proposals for new homes and facilities at the site near Old Street.

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‘The biggest public investment for a generation’ – landmark proposals for new homes and facilities at Finsbury Leisure Centre revealed

Around 100 families in need could have a genuinely affordable new council home under new Islington Council plans for new housing, a fantastic new leisure centre and NHS GP surgery to replace the ageing Finsbury Leisure Centre.

A man in a dark grey t-shirt wiping down bathroom tiles with mould cleaner and a cloth. He is also wearing a mask and blue safety gloves.

One year on: our five-point action plan on damp and mould

An update from Councillor Una O’Halloran, Executive Member for Homes and Communities, on our work to tackle damp and mould and improve our housing services. 

Cllr Comer-Schwartz and Cllr Ward

Autumn Statement 2023 - letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

We ask for three things to help us build a better Islington for local people - full text of a letter from Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz and Cllr Diarmaid Ward to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of this week's Autumn Statement

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Islington Council to buy back another 310 much-needed homes

Islington Council is set to buy back another 310 ex-council homes, on top of the 100 it announced in July

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Directors of rogue removal company sentenced to five years in prison after prosecution by Islington Council

Two men who scammed people moving home and belongings out of thousands of pounds have been brought to justice by Islington Council.

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Garden business scammers sentenced to prison for defrauding homeowner with £128,000 bill

Two fraudsters who charged more than £128,000 for building work that was valued at only £12,000 have been sentenced to a total of 6.5 years in prison following action from Islington Council’s Trading Standards and Legal Services Teams.