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1

Where is the New Era Estate?

Hoxton, within the East London borough of Hackney

2

How many families lived on the estate in 2015?

Around 100

3

Which US company bought the site in 2014?

Westbrook Partners

4

What happened in late 2014?

Residents were faced with a sharp increase in payments of eviction when the land was bought

5

Which celebrity was involved in the process?

Russel Brand

6

How many signatures did the residents get in support?

350,000

7

What did the residents do in response to the increased payment and eviction?

Protest

8

What was the estate the first to introduce?

Means tested rent, where charges were based on household income

9

How did the residents first convey their recaction to the changes?

Through protests

10

How was the media used to further the protests?

Using social platforms and celebrities to reach a wider audience

11

Where was the petition taken?

To Downing Street

12

How did the council respond?

By making the rent scheme fairer and preventing sharp rises

13

Why do house prices in London rise?

Because the population is growing and there are only a certain number of houses

14

What type of company are Westbrook Partners?

A privately owned real estate investment management company

15

Why were the residents initially hopeful about the company who had bought the estate?

Their high turnover made them hopeful for improvements and investments in the area

16

What has the success of the scheme led to?

Changes all over the country in rent and how it is charged