Residents of Butterfields estate in Walthamstow saved from eviction

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy made the announcement on social media Credit: ITV News

Residents of the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow are celebrating after a developer agreed to sell their homes to a housing association.

Tenants had feared becoming homeless after their new landlord, Butterfields E17 Ltd, threatened legal action to evict them.

More than 60 homes on the estate were sold by housing charity Glasspool to a Butterfields E17 Ltd earlier this year.

Once completed the deal will end the threat of eviction as the residents will become residents of Dolphin Living housing association.

Local MP Stella Creasy made the announcement on her Facebook page.