English Land Secrecy Blog

Three stories about English land secrecy   Professor Antonia Layard’s blog post explores three stories of land secrecy in England: the land registry, beneficial ownership of land, and commercial confidentiality in affordable housing. An informative read reflecting how secrecy about land ownership and deals remain part of English land developments.   Also mentioned are Guy… Continue reading English Land Secrecy Blog

Excellent new short film on Kinder Scout trespass and direct action

Have a look at this excellent short film by Well Red Films on Kinder Scout trespass and direct action Mass Trespass from wellredfilms on Vimeo. https://www.facebook.com/wellredfilms/ https://twitter.com/wellredfilms

Report from our national gathering

On Sunday 15th April we held our national gathering at the Friends of the Earth offices in London. This was the day after our buzzing and well-attended tour of London’s housing crisis, organised as part of our Week of Action for Land Justice. Many people at the meeting had organised or taken part in the… Continue reading Report from our national gathering

Report from The Landlords’ Game

On Saturday 14th April, after a week of rain, on what felt like the first warm and sunny day of the year, just shy of a hundred people gathered in central London for the inaugural Land Justice Network Landlords’ Game guided walk. The meet point and official start was Brown Hart Gardens, a POPS (privately… Continue reading Report from The Landlords’ Game

Mass trespass calling for land justice in the south west

On Sunday about 75 protesters travelled to the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester to participate in a mass trespass,¬†calling for land Justice. Organised by groups including RisingUp and the Land Justice Network the protest included speeches, songs and¬† marching band. Gail Bradbrook of RisingUp said afterwards: [Lord Bathurst] watched on with family and game keepers bemusedly… Continue reading Mass trespass calling for land justice in the south west

Scottish Land Commission publish discussion paper about diversifying land ownership

Scotland, as many know, is quite a few years ahead of England with land reform. The Scottish Land Commission has just published a discussion paper by Peter Peacock about diversifying land ownership which is our recommended reading this week! https://landcommission.gov.scot/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Land-Lines-Land-Ownership-Peter-Peacock-March-2018.pdf

The impact of overseas corruption on the London property market

A summary of Faulty Towers: Understanding the impact of overseas corruption on the London property market by Transparency International UK (2018) As well as providing homes, the UK property market has long been recognised for providing a reliable investment opportunity. Whilst much of this investment will be from genuine investors seeking a steady income, there… Continue reading The impact of overseas corruption on the London property market