Welcome to the website of Hammersmith & Fulham’s Defend Council Homes Unit

You can find out more about our work via the links on this page.  And if you are a resident of Hammersmith & Fulham, you can sign up to get email updates on our work.

The Defend Council Homes Unit (or DCHU) has been established by Hammersmith & Fulham Council to find ways of giving tenants and leaseholders more control of their homes — now and in the future.

We work independently of H&F Council — but we will submit an official report to the council and our reports will be made available to the public.  The DCHU is led by a Hammersmith & Fulham resident with two independent members in support.

The work of the DCHU follows on from the work of the Hammersmith & Fulham Residents’ Housing Commission in 2015.  The commission was charged with finding a way to protect council homes now and in the future.

Who we are

What we’re working on

Change

H&F Council has made a commitment to giving residents more control over their homes.


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Plans

We reported our proposals to H&F Council’s cabinet in February 2018.

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Q&As

Questions and answers about the DCHU’s work and what we’ve achieved.

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Safeguards

We are looking at how residents can gain more control over their council homes.

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Safeguards

Safeguarding, as we use the term here, means finding a way to ensure that the ownership of council homes cannot be sold/transferred to developers for redevelopment unless the residents affected give their informed consent.

We will shortly be publishing some examples of estates that have experienced safeguarding challenges — our safeguarding case studies.

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