ABOUT US

Our structure: LTF is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable objectives, having the potential to become a charity. Our company name is London Tenants. Link here to the company Articles of Association

LTF members include: the majority of London’s existing local authority tenants’ and leaseholder federations / borough-wide organisations including from Barking & Dagenham, Croydon, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kingston, Lambeth, Southwark, Sutton and Tower Hamlets. Some of these organisations also represent housing association tenants. London Federation of Housing Co-ops and National Federation of TMOs are member organisations as are Merton Tenants and Residents Association and Catalyst Tenants Federation.

  • Each member organisation elects up to two representatives and two deputy representatives to attend LTF general meetings. Elected representatives are responsible for bringing local issues into London-wide debates and for feeding back to their own organisation.
  • LTF members share the chairing of our meetings and conferences.
  • LTF directors and delegates to other forums are elected at our Annual General Meetings.

Associate membership: Individual tenants and residents associations, tenant management organisations and co-operatives can become associate members. The cost of this is £25 a year. Please email us if you would like to become an associate member. Link here to a standing order form to send to your bank, with LTF bank details included. Do check, however. that your bank doesn't require that you complete their own standard form.

Associate members receive our briefings, e-bulletins and newsletters and are invited to attend our open meetings, events and conferences which feed into our key work areas and decision-making.

Operations, functions and decision-making:

  • LTF operates in a bottom up fashion, ensuring full discussion on issues before agreeing (by consensus) responses to consultations or formulating agreed positions on policy issues. .
  • All LTF member organisations engage in determining our housing and planning policy positions.
  • LTF directors are responsible for operational matters including finances, fundraising and staffing of the organisation.
  • We hold five general meetings each year including an annual general meeting which are are open to LTF members and sometimes associate members.
  • We hold open meetings, events and conferences that are free for associate members. They are also open to London council and housing association tenant representatives and often to members of other community and voluntary sector organisations that have an interest in housing, planning and community related issues.
  • LTF currently has two part-time staff member; a co-ordinator and a communications manager.

Funding:

  • We have Trust for London grant funding (from 19th March 2018) and are in the process of applying for match funding to support this work.
  • We have some funded work with Professor Loretta Lees, Leicester University, focused on her Economic and Social Research Council grant on displacement of tenants in estate regeneration schemes.
  • Recent funding from another ESRC grant - Governing the Future City - via Professor Jenny Robinson, UCL, through which we have supported the Grand Union Alliance ends on 30th April 2018. We previously set up and supported this network with Trust for London grant funding.