Around 52,000 properties sold through Right to Buy in London are now let by private landlords. The figures have been released by Labour London Assembly member Tom Copley, and make up 36% of properties sold.
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Patrols including local volunteers have been set up after the grisly finds in Thamesmead in the last month.
Thieves targeted a property in Richmond on Monday afternoon.
The station, which saw 44m people commuters use it in 2016/2017, will be transformed into a dining room complete with Christmas decorations.