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Need a garage? Rent one from us!

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Published on Friday, 04 September 2015

Do you need somewhere safe to park your car? Then why not rent a garage from Enfield Council for under £10 a week?

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Edmonton's new housing opens at the Angel

Published on Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Unveiling a plaque, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Housing Regeneration, opened Edmonton’s newest housing development on Friday 17 July.

Update - Landlord Licensing

Published on Thursday, 09 July 2015

Please see below an update on landlord licensing from Enfield Council.

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Ponders End - Building for the future

Published on Monday, 22 June 2015

Ponders End residents are being invited to an event to show the career opportunities available in the construction industry.

Housing Gateway Surges Ahead

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015

Councillors will hear a report on Wednesday (17 June) that a unique company set up by Enfield Council to buy homes and use them to move families out of expensive nightly accommodation into private rented homes is expected to buy its 100th property soon.

Enfield Council lights the way to fire safety

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Eighty-five year old, Colin Lee, a registered blind Enfield Council resident of Dodsley Place in Edmonton, is delighted with the installation of a new low level lighting system into his housing block.

Enfield Council first in UK to use law to prosecute fraudster

Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Enfield Council has become the first Local Authority nationally to use new legislation to successfully prosecute a Housing Association tenant for unlawfully subletting her property.

Housing service transfers back to council

Published on Monday, 23 March 2015

From 1 April, Enfield Homes will no longer provide the council’s landlord services and the transfer of these services to Enfield Council will be completed.

It's hammer time for Curtis House

Published on Friday, 20 February 2015

Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, took the first swipe at Curtis House on the Ladderswood Estate in New Southgate, for the start of the demolition of the ageing tower block.

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Tenancy fraud crackdown at Christmas

Published on Monday, 08 December 2014

A campaign has been launched this week to encourage residents to report tenancy fraud to Enfield Council and Enfield Homes.

Residents urged to back gas safety proposals

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014

Enfield Council is urging residents to back a campaign which wants to give social landlords extra powers to make sure gas appliances in the properties they own are safe.

Everyone's a winner in Empty Property scheme

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014

Homeowners are being urged to join an innovative scheme designed to bring empty properties back into use, tackle anti-social behaviour, raise property prices and provide income for residents.

Vacant site brings promise of housing and park extension

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014

Future proposals for a derelict Council depot that were agreed at Enfield Council’s Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday 12 November are now being put into action with public consultations.

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Handshake secures first council housing scheme in 30 years

Published on Monday, 27 October 2014

An exciting partnership set up to fund and build new affordable and private rental homes in Enfield has been agreed between Enfield Council and Kier Property, the development arm of the Kier Group.

Borough wide licensing of landlords given go ahead by High Court

Published on Friday, 03 October 2014

At the hearing of the application for permission to challenge the Council’s decision to introduce licensing of landlords, Senior Administrative Court Judge Mr Justice Ouseley concluded that both the Council’s evidence base and its decision-making process as regards licensing of single family privately rented accommodation was robust and sound when rejecting as unarguable the legal challenge to that decision in the High Court today (Friday 3 Oct).

Enfield Council bids for Housing Zone status

Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014

Enfield Council has submitted a bid to the Greater London Authority (GLA) asking for Meridian Water, its £1.5 billion signature regeneration scheme, to be designated as a Housing Zone because the extra support and resources this would bring will help to accelerate the delivery of new homes.

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Energy bills to drop

Published on Monday, 07 July 2014

Hundreds of Enfield’s poorest families could see hundreds of pounds wiped off their energy bills as part of a deal signed by Enfield Council and British Gas.

Tenancy fraud clampdown bites

Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Enfield Council’s housing investigations team and Enfield Homes’ tenancy management team have joined forces to track down council tenancy fraud and bring illegally sublet properties back into use.

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Energy efficiency scheme nears completion

Published on Monday, 07 April 2014

A multi million pound energy efficiency scheme designed to reduce fuel bills for some of Enfield’s poorest residents is nearing completion.

Demolition at Parsonage Lane

Small sites set for great new homes

Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014

An important Enfield Council project that will help to solve the urgent need for family housing has moved a step closer with the appointment of Kier PLC as the Council’s development partner.

Ladderswood estate on first regeneration rung

Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014

Diggers, a pile-driver and a host of building equipment and materials are now on site at Enfield Council’s Ladderswood Estate for the first phase of work to regenerate this gateway 3.2 hectare site in New Southgate.

Homelessness strategy published

Published on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Enfield Council’s new Homelessness Strategy is available on the Council’s website.

Estate facilities swap deal

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Enfield Council has agreed to replace an unwanted synthetic sports pitch and changing room with a grassy area and a multi-use games area after consulting residents.

Enfield Council to decide whether to create property company

Published on Monday, 10 February 2014

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Members will decide on Wednesday (12 February) whether to set up a company to buy and potentially build properties.

Cabinet to consider CPO for Alma

Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Enfield Council’s Cabinet has approved the preparation of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the Alma Estate Regeneration project at its meeting on Wednesday 22 January.

Cabinet to decide on fair leaseholder plan

Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Enfield Council's Cabinet has agreed a report recommending a framework for all leasehold properties that fall within the Council’s estate regeneration areas.

Licensing Private Rented Housing to tackle ASB

Published on Thursday, 02 January 2014

Residents in Enfield are being asked their views on a new scheme designed to tackle anti-social behaviour linked to private rented homes.

Council to build first council housing in Enfield for 30 years

Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Some of the first council houses will be built in Enfield for 30 years after planning permission to redevelop seven small sites around Enfield Town and Chase Side was granted.

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Countryside Properties announced as Alma developer

Published on Monday, 28 October 2013

Enfield Council is pleased to announce that Countryside Properties has been accepted as the preferred developer to regenerate the Alma Estate in Ponders End.

Law gets tough on sub-letting

Published on Monday, 07 October 2013

Council offers amnesty until 31 October People who illegally sublet their council home can take advantage of an Enfield Council amnesty which runs until 31 October.

Have we got our strategy right on homelessness

Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Enfield Council has a new draft strategy to help prevent and tackle homelessness over the next five years. Before it can become the final strategy the Council wants the public’s views to make sure we have got it right

Celebrate living together at Durants Park

Published on Monday, 16 September 2013

Durants Park in the Hertford Road is the venue as celebrations in Enfield continue with a community festival organised by Enfield Homes.

We want your views on homelessness

Published on Monday, 03 June 2013

A wide ranging public survey which is expected to form the basis for a new homelessness strategy for Enfield Council is under way and ends on Friday 21 June.

Demolition makes way for Angelic project

Published on Friday, 24 May 2013

Crushers and diggers are moving onto the site of the Highmead estate in the Angel Edmonton area to complete the demolition of the 50 year old estate and accompanying parade of shops and maisonettes.

Rogue landlords on notice to quit

Published on Friday, 24 May 2013

Enfield Council has joined the growing number of councils signing up to the Shelter Campaign to get tough with rogue landlords.

Enfield Takes the High Road

Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013

Enfield Council has started the second phase of a project designed to reduce crime and make residents of a New Southgate estate feel safer.

New scheme allocates housing fairly

Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013

Enfield Council’s new housing allocations scheme started on February 4.

Private Landlords sign up to fight anti-social behaviour

Published on Monday, 19 November 2012

Private landlords have signed up to help the police and Enfield Council tackle anti-social behaviour by completing a training course designed to help them find out how to deal more quickly and effectively to complaints from tenants.

Hammer comes down on old blocks

Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Enfield Council is demolishing ten old sheltered housing blocks in Parsonage Lane, making way for new family housing and signalling the end of these old bedsits which date back to the 50s and 60s.

New estate on first rungs of ladder

Published on Friday, 02 November 2012

A planning panel meeting has been set up by Enfield Council to hear from residents and businesses about the forthcoming proposals for the regeneration of the Ladderswood Estate in New Southgate.

Council homes get a cash boost

Published on Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Enfield Council has secured an additional £44.61 million of government grant funding to complete the repairs and improvements to over 8,000 council homes over the next three years.

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Old blocks make way for new housing

Published on Monday, 15 October 2012

Six former housing blocks are being demolished!

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Getting a new life for empty properties

Published on Thursday, 11 October 2012

Owners of empty properties in Enfield are being urged to get in touch with the Council to see what help is available to get their property back into use.

Relocation of Alma residents due to start

Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Work to rehouse the first group of residents from the Alma estate has started ahead of a multi-million pound scheme to demolish and rebuild the estate.

£137m to Improve Council Housing

Published on Friday, 24 July 2009

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