Zebra News and Services

March 8, 2017



We have a new Board member, Alex Vougia. Alex was a resident at Impala and now teaches at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. We believe it’s important to have ex-residents on the Board because they give our decisions a resident perspective. Alex joins Henrik Lonberg – another ex-resident who sits on our Board.

The Board met last week. It approved a rent increase of 2.5% the rate of inflation in December 2016 as measure by the retail price index. It also approved our annual budget and agreed the expenditure for the re-roofing of Jeannine House.

The Board also discussed and approved a plan to let up to 12 pre-designated Zebras flats at full market rents for a limited period. The purpose of this venture is to raise additional income to fund improvements to Zebra’s existing homes and to help us develop new homes.

Flats will be let for a minimum 6 month tenancy period and our target market will be visiting academic staff and post-doctoral students who are moving into other forms of academe , i.e. groups who we currently don’t house but who are associated with academe.



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We should finish redecorating the stairwells at 30 and 34 Chalcot Crescent by mid-April.

We’ve now received the tenders to renew the roof covering at Jeannine and work should start in May/June and will take 8/12 weeks to complete. This is a major project and Steve will be liaising with residents. Whilst the building is scaffolded (and it will be alarmed) we’ll carry out some repairs to windows and stonework and also redecorate. Again we’ll liaise with everyone affected well before we start the work.

February 6, 2017


We are planning to redecorate the stairwells at 30 and 34 Chalcot Crescent. This project also include works to the fire panels, smoke detectors, wiring and doorbells and new sensor lighting systems. Work has already begun at No 30. We will inform residents when works are scheduled for No 34.


Our plans to completely renew the roof covering at Jeannine are progressing and tenders have now been received. This is a major project and we will be liaising with residents over timescales and any possible disruption as soon as we are able but in all likelihood this work will begin in April and last for 8 -10 weeks. Whilst the building is scaffolded (and it will be alarmed and netted), we’ll carry out some repairs to windows and gutters. Again we’ll liaise with everyone affected well before we start the work.


We are still completing the minor roof repairs at the rear of Sentosa and guttering repairs at the rear of Jeannine. We  hope to have the scaffolding down in the next two weeks or so, depending on construction and delivery of new windows for Sentosa.

February 6, 2017



Did you know that we have a guest room where family or friends can stay when they come to visit you? It’s located at Jerome House, South Kensington. It can be booked for between one and fourteen nights (longer by negotiation). It can accommodate two adults plus one adult or two children on the additional sofa bed.

It has a microwave, fridge/freezer TV, a desk, a large wardrobe and wi-fi. On the same floor the guests have use of the shower/toilets, the kitchen and the common room. The cost is £65 a night single, £85 per night double or £95 per night fully occupied.

To book please contact housing@zebrahousing.com

January 30, 2017

Building works & recycling


We are still completing  minor roof repairs and replacement of two windows at the rear of Sentosa, and a few guttering repairs at the rear of Jeannine.

We expect to have the Scaffolding down in early February.

RUBBISH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS AT IMPALA HOUSE, NW1In the coming months, some major changes to the general waste and recycling collection service at Impala House will take effect.

Camden Council services have delivered a leaflet for all residents on this. Please read the literature carefully.

The main change is that rubbish and recycling will be collect every two weeks, not the weekly collection now in place.

This means that all residents will need to be careful about how and what they dispose of, so that our bin areas do not become untidy.

We will write to all residents nearer the time to remind you all of the new procedures.