Tag Archives: Optivo

Optivo plays blame game by gas-lighting Addiscombe residents

Residents of shared-ownership homes in Addiscombe, who have spent the past 18 months trying to get an external door lock fixed by their landlords, have angrily accused the housing association responsible of trying to diminish the extent of the issues … Continue reading

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Fobbed off: unlocking 18 months of misery with Optivo

Following the Regina Road council flats scandal, much attention has been focused on the appalling record of local authorities in managing and maintaining properties. But as KEN TOWL has discovered, there are some housing associations whose attitude to residents also … Continue reading

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Hotter than Cairo – but 100 Croydon residents left without water

Around 100 residents, including families with young children, living in a new tower block in Croydon Old Town have been left without any water supply since just after 8pm last night – on one of the hottest days, and night, … Continue reading

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MP slams Optivo over ‘outrageous’ plans to demolish cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the shabby treatment of social housing tenants by one of the country’s largest housing associations An elderly couple who have lived in a Coulsdon cottage for almost 40 years only found out that they were to … Continue reading

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Obituaries overlook Casey’s inspired work in London housing

JOHN HOWES remembers an Irish Catholic bishop who scandalised the church, but who had laid foundations in south London to help find homes for thousands of families The obituaries of Eamonn Casey, the former Bishop of Galway, concentrated on the … Continue reading

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