Friday, 30 September 2016

Protesters occupy HQ of property guardian company Camelot in London | Metro News #olsx #occupy #housing #affordable #rentcontrol #councilhousing

Protesters occupy HQ of property guardian company Camelot in London | Metro News

Protesters squat in HQ of company that stops squatting
They’re squatting in Camelot’s former HQ (Picture: Twitter/Sian Berry)
Squatters have occupied the former headquarters of a company that specialises in stopping squatting.
The building in Islington, which used to be the HQ of Camelot, has been occupied by protesters sitting-in against London’s lack of affordable housing.
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They have also taken issue with Camelot themselves, and are calling the demonstration a ‘Camesquat’.
Camelot, which is no longer based at that building, offers cheap rent for people priced out of the market and low-priced security for companies whose properties are empty.
However, the scheme has been heavily criticised for making guardians live in poor conditions.

Protesters occupy HQ of company specialising in stopping squatters | London Evening Standard #olsx #occupy #housing #shelter #affordable #rentcontrol #homelessness

Protesters occupy HQ of company specialising in stopping squatters | London Evening Standard

A group of squatters have occupied the former headquarters of a company that specialises in securing buildings from unwanted tenants.
The group is squatting in the former Camelot building in protest of the lack of affordable housing and are accusing it of "exploiting" property guardians.
They have not disclosed how they got into the building, but said they did not need to break in.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

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Tories reject move to ensure rented homes fit for human habitation | Society | The Guardian #olsx #housing

Tories reject move to ensure rented homes fit for human habitation | Society | The Guardian

Tenant in front of rented house
 Amendment which Labour said would give additional protection to renters was defeated by 312 votes to 219. Photograph: Alamy
Conservative MPs have voted against proposed new rules requiring private sector landlords to ensure their properties are fit for human habitation.
A Labour amendment to the government’s housing and planning bill, designed to ensure that all rented accommodation was safe for people to live in, was defeated by 312 votes to 219 on Tuesday, a majority of 93.

Number of MP landlords has risen by a quarter since last parliament | Housing Network | The Guardian #olsx #housing

Number of MP landlords has risen by a quarter since last parliament | Housing Network | The Guardian

George Osborne and David Cameron are among the 128 Tory MPs who rent out properties
 George Osborne and David Cameron are among the 128 Tory MPs who rent out properties. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images
The number of MPs supplementing their incomes by acting as landlords has risen by a quarter since the last parliament, with David Cameron and George Osborne among those earning extra money by renting out properties.

‘Empty’ Hoxton HQ of anti-squatting firm Camelot taken over – by squatters - News - Hackney Gazette #olsx #housing #homes4all

‘Empty’ Hoxton HQ of anti-squatting firm Camelot taken over – by squatters - News - Hackney Gazette

‘Empty’ Hoxton HQ of anti-squatting firm Camelot taken over – by squatters

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Rich sits with some of the other occupiers at 20 Westland Place
Rich sits with some of the other occupiers at 20 Westland Place
There’s an obvious irony to the fact ‘property guardian’ firm Camelot has been occupied by squatters. Emma Bartholomew visited ‘Camesquat’ in Hoxton and spoke to the community that has sprung up behind its doors.
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The former Hoxton HQ of Camelot, a company whose mission is to keep squatters out of empty buildings, has itself been occupied by protesters.

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Why the occupation of this empty building highlights the housing crisis | Frank Freeman | Opinion | The Guardian #olsx #housing

Why the occupation of this empty building highlights the housing crisis | Frank Freeman | Opinion | The Guardian

Squatters in Camelot's former HQ
 ‘It is embarrassing for Camelot that it failed to protect its own former premises and doubly embarrassing that this luxury building has been left empty when it could have provided low-cost, temporary accommodation.’ Squatters in Camelot’s former HQ. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian
There have been a few ironic chuckles about the occupation of the former Camelot Europe headquarters by a group of squatters.
Camelot provides property guardians, who move into empty buildings to prevent them from being squatted. It is embarrassing for the company that it failed to protect its own former premises from being squatted and doubly embarrassing that this luxury building, in far better shape than many of the buildings they fill with property guardians, has been left empty when it could have provided low-cost, temporary accommodation – complete with tasteful carpets, luxury shower, high-speed Wi-Fi and air conditioning – to several people priced out of the extortionate London rental market.
However, there is a more serious purpose to this occupation. We need to highlight the major housing crisis across the UK, especially in London, and to come up with some sustainable and workable solutions.
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Camelot Siege stopped and dialogue on Housing Crisis #olsx

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/28/property-firm-invites-activists-to-set-up-art-space-in-squatted-office

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Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision - BBC News

Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision - BBC News

Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision

Media captionElon Musk: Ticket to Mars human colony should be affordable
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.
Mr Musk, who founded private spaceflight company SpaceX, was speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Tuesday.
His colonisation plan uses a fully reusable transportation system that would take 100 people and 80-days to get to Mars and eventually as little as 30-days.
This transportation system consists of a spaceship that is refuelled with methane and oxygen in Earth orbit and also on Mars after landing there.
Mr Musk explained that to achieve the $200,000 price, the entire transportation system has to be reusable.
He spoke of a colony of a million people to make it self-sustaining and that, with his plan, that could take 100 years.