Tackle levels of overcrowding in Newham homes

Our plan to address this step:
  • Establish baseline through housing/health needs assessment
  • Develop overcrowding reduction strategy
  • Review licensing
Tracking progress:
  • Reduction in properties that are overcrowded, reduction in levels of TB
Who is involved:
  • Private sector landlords
  • Registered Social Landlords
  • Newham Council including housing and private sector rental enforcement

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Toby is the fourth generation running a family property business and has been involved in property in Newham since 1980. He is part of the Landlords Forum, a growing group of landlords who are working with partners to ensure that the

accommodation in the borough is of good quality and well managed – housing that is safe and free from damp and disrepair is really important to support good health.

“The private rented sector houses some of the borough’s most vulnerable families and residents. As landlords, it’s our responsibility to supply these families with housing that is of high quality. Everyone is entitled to live in a decent home and the Landlords Forum is designed to achieve this. Our goal is to work to improve local housing conditions in the private sector, which in turn will have a positive impact on Newham, whilst also making the area more attractive for investors.”

– Toby Scrutton, The Landlords Forum

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

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