“We have to do better for residents than sheds”

Barnet councillors’ appalled by tiny £1,300 Golders Green property highlighted on TikTok

Hendon Town Hall
Hendon Town Hall

A Golders Green shed costing almost £1,300 per month to rent has prompted Barnet Labour councillors to highlight the council’s efforts to increase affordable housing to the borough.

The property – advertised on Zoopla and highlighted by Tiktoker @Stem_babe, appears from pictures to be the width of one bed and requires a deposit of £1,558.

    Barnet’s cabinet member for homes and regeneration, Ross Houston said: “We have to do better for residents than sheds. That is why we are committed to delivering 1,000 more council homes by 2026 and pushing as much affordable housing from developers as possible. Just last week we allocated finance for Barnet Group to acquire 300 homes to house those on the temporary housing waiting list.”

    Childs Hill Labour councillor Matt Perlberg said: “This is appalling. Golders Green is somewhere residents should be able to raise families, and you can’t do that in a shed. I am dedicated to working with Cllr Houston to ensure that the nearby Brent Cross Regeneration delivers as much affordable housing as possible.”

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