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Issue 24

We're taking a look at what Sadiq Khan has got in store for London's housing market and gush about the coolest guy in the music business right now!

Khan's Housing Pledge for London

Today Sadiq Khan begins his tenure as new Mayor of London. Below, we review his proposed mandate and what this may mean to London's housing market.

As would be expected of any incumbent Mayor, Khans priority will be to deliver more housing for Londoners given the current shortfall of genuinely affordable housing that exist across the capital. Khan has promised to set up an independent agency called “Homes For London” which will be tasked with the role of delivering new homes. Site procurement we are told will come mainly through publicly owned brownfield sites as it is understood that Khan is not keen on high rise developments. Moreover Khan has pledged that councils and local authorities will deliver more social housing with 50% of new properties becoming genuinely affordable to Londoners.Khan will aim to create a new class of properties in which rents are a third of average local wages that will be given priorities to Londoners. He also wishes to set up a not-for-profit lettings agency and create a landlord licencing scheme to further regulate tenancy lengths, rents and property standards.

It will be interesting to see how Khan will be able to reconcile the objective of securing 50% of genuinely affordable housing with that of delivering more housing across the board; there has already been comment from a number of think tanks as well as property consultancy Savills which voiced concerns that there will be a lot more unviable sites at a 50% affordable housing threshold. Khans objectives may be reconciled however through the provision of more housing in outer boroughs. We wish him the best of luck in his new role as Mayor of the greatest city on the planet.

Skepta-cism

Skepta is currently the hottest/coolest phenomenon in the universe of music.

Besides preparing his new grime album ‘Konnichiwa’ for release, he has been working/plotting with his besties Drake and Pharrell. Also nice is the fact that he leapt to number seven in this year’s GQ Best Dressed list after he announced that he has destroyed all of his Gucci in favour of sportswear.

His moody insight is legendary:

‘’All the other rappers around me aren’t saying anything worthwhile. They’re lost in rap: all they do is tell you they’re a sick MC and they’re better than you. I don’t want to look like all these other little punk, dress-up, fake, manufactured artists. I’m not a rapper. I’m an activist. You have to understand, that’s all I’ve ever wanted: for London to have a credible musical voice. I will honestly, honestly die happy knowing that I saw it happen’’

“I’ve realised that there’s art in everything we do in London. Suddenly a photo of two boys sitting on a wall in tracksuits with a dog can go online and be considered a sick photo. That’s what we’ve done to London”

Skepta plays Field Day and Wireless (with Boy Better Know) this summer

Londonewcastle England Starting XI

Londonewcaslte employees selected Roy Hodgsons England team this week and there was a definite North London bias with no fewer than six of the starting eleven coming from North London clubs. Controversially Vicki Green & David Barnett picked England talismen Rooney & Kane up front ahead of in form Jamie Vardy.

Our Full Line Up is listed below:

GK- Jo Hart

DL- Chris Smalling

DC- Nathaniel Clyne

DC- Danny Rose

DR- Kyle Walker

ML- Jack Wilshere

MC- Delle Alli

MC- Eric Dier

MR- Adam Lallana

FC- Harry Kane

FC- Wayne Rooney

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