Lewisham Council’s leaders have voted to bring the ALMO currently managing their housing stock back under direct council control. The decision follows a consultation last summer which showed that the majority of tenants and leaseholders were in favour of the move, and will see the transfer of staff and services brought back to the council by the end of 2023.

Earlier this year, Lewisham Homes announced that it had developed a damp and disrepair action plan after a tenant’s poor housing conditions were exposed as part of an Television News investigation and had identified a “Pressing Need” to invest in it’s homes. A stock condition survey carried out in 2019 and 2020 showed that £300m over five years was likely to be required to bring the stock up to the Decent Homes Standard.