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Council bid to stop housing law

Lambeth Council has launched a new legal challenge against Government legislation allowing offices in employment generating areas being turned into flats.

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Lambeth launches bid to stop offices turned into flats

General view of the Old Mutual offices on the 5th floor of 2 Lambeth Hill in London. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Lambeth Council has launched a new legal challenge against Government legislation allowing offices in employment generating areas being turned into flats.

The council argue that other boroughs, such as Kensington and Chelsea applied to have their whole borough exempt and succeeded - yet Lambeth has been left at a severe disadvantage by having their key business areas undermined by landlords who now want to turn offices into flats.

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