Magazine article Public Finance

Stock Transfer Wins the Day by Seven Votes

Magazine article Public Finance

Stock Transfer Wins the Day by Seven Votes

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Council tenants in east London have voted by just seven votes to transfer their homes to a registered social landlord.

Anti-transfer campaigners have demanded an inquiry following the result in the Parkside area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is expected to lead to more than 2,000 homes being taken over by Old Ford Housing Association.

Tower Hamlets is offering its tenants the opportunity to transfer their homes to RSLs on an estateby-estate basis so that it can raise money to meet the decent homes standard. Three transfers have already been completed.

But the narrow result in Parkside has angered the group Tower Hamlets Against Transfer of Council Housing (Thatch), which claims that some tenants did not receive ballot papers in time. 'We would like an inquiry into the running of the campaign and also a re-run of the ballot,' said its spokesman, Barry Blinko. …

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