Over 800* local residents have voted in the 2017 E17 Housing Awards to identify the good and bad in our local housing provision. At a ceremony on Saturday 25th March 2017 the results were announced - you can watch the event here.
As well as the results of the following votes, attendees heard about three local campaigns that are seeking help in the coming year- to support selfbuild in Walthamstow, to help the local homelessness nightshelter and to set up a landlord cooperative- and the success of the Butterfields campaign which was featured in the 2016 Housing Awards as well as from the local authority Councillors leading on housing in Walthamstow.
The results were as follows:
- The Best Social Housing Provider in Walthamstow 2017: Clarion Housing- nominated for their work supporting selfbuild in the community
- The Social Housing Provider with Most Room for Improvement in Walthamstow 2017: London & Quadrant - nominated for their repairs service.
- The Best Lettings Agency 2017: Central
- The Worst Lettings Agency 2017: Central
- The Most Shocking Behaviour by a Letting Agency 2017: Wonderlease - nominated for gazumping renters
- The Kindest Gesture by a Letting Agency 2017: East & Co for not charging fees to tenants
- The Best Estate Agency 2017: Central
- The Worst Estate Agency 2017: Central
- The Most Shocking Behaviour by an Estate Agency 2017: Douglas Allen- nominated for charging homebuyers a 'finders fee' or double charging
- The Kindest Gesture by an Estate Agency 2017: Stow Brothers- nominated for their sponsorship and support of community projects
- MPs Special Award 2017 : The Waltham Forest Private Letting Agency Facebook Group - nominated for their work supporting tenants in Walthamstow secure affordable housing
To support this campaign please help by sharing the results of this ballot to alert tenants, homebuyers and landlords as to the outcome of this poll to help them make informed choices about our local housing market.
*following verification processes to ensure only Walthamstow residents voted a total of 605 nominations were included in the final results.
Thank you to Nicola Tree for taking the following photos- all photos are credited to her.