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Pensioners in a Hampstead council block were forced to "barricade themselves in" after a new neighbour screamed threats through their letterboxes.

With a newly-refurbished boiler system, young families and pensioners living in a Lisson Grove council block weren't expecting a litany of problems when the time came to switch the heating on.

Homebuilding may be at a 30-year high, but experts say a rise in the number of long-term empty properties shows the wrong kind of housing is being built.

An anonymous group of activists have "occupied" the former home of Maida Hill artist Gerard 'Gerry' Dalton who died over the summer.

Renting privately in Camden costs £4,000 more in 2019 than seven years ago - and the picture is even worse in Haringey.

Community leaders have hit out at a "divisive" poster campaign against the Islamic group who own the Golders Green Hippodrome.

If you've passed through King's Cross in the last week you'll have been hard-pushed to miss the hoardings publicising a massive youth homelessness camnpaign.

The 70-year-old academic who scoops rubbish out of the Regent's Canal every day has spoken about his "extreme camping" lifestyle in King's Cross.

Private tenant Steven Hackwell, a filmmaker who only moved into a flat in the building a month ago, was shocked when what is thought to have been a burst water main saw service fail on September 18.

Camden Council has admitted that a town hall officer ordered the belongings of a homeless woman to be disposed of from the underpass near Finchley Road Tube station on Friday morning.

A woman whose controversial Heath-side cottage has drawn the ire of Camden's planners must pull her home down after a planning inspector ruled against her.

A trio of homeowners in Crouch End were surprised and alarmed on Monday afternoon to see scaffolding had been erected across the front of their flats - without any of them having building work planned.

London may be in the grip of a housing crisis, but it has more than 67,000 homes with no permanent residents, according to government figures.

Westminster Council has defended its policy of selling off "unsuitable" council homes after opposition councillors criticised the "unacceptable" policy.

A lengthy court battle over a mansion block with two separate heating systems has come to an end with a county court judge declaring works had been carried out unlawfully - and that the building's manager must pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in legal costs.

Worms, bats, and a lack of funding for affordable housing have scuppered a developer's plans to build a retirement village on the Gondar Reservoir site in West Hampstead.

Residents are in uproar over a planned extension to Maida Vale's Lauderdale Mansions West that will add additional flats to the top of the building.

A Cricklewood film-maker has made a documentary showing the final hours before another Cricklewood man, Ahmed Hussain Siddiqi, lost his home.

A single mother has been forced to move home four times by her housing association due to "major disrepair issues" in each property.

Disgruntled residents and community groups are fighting plans to add an extra story to a Muswell Hill building opposite Alexandra Park.

"All we can do is work as hard as we can. We have to build more homes."

The Templars Tennis Club in Temple Fortune is still threatened by redevelopment after the site's owners appealed against Barnet Council's rejection of the scheme.

A week ago today (Thurs), Camden's planning committee rejected a recommendation to approve a controversial development at Barrie House in Primrose Hill.

I don't blame anyone for wanting to buy their council house.

More than five thousand ex-council homes bought by social tenants under Right to Buy in Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Westminster have been sold on since 2000, funnelling more than £1.3billion into private pockets.

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