Housing Policies

Wednesday 2 March 2016, all day

Motion detail

“This Assembly recognises that students studying in London are especially vulnerable when renting privately.

 

For many, this will be the first time they are away from home and the first time they have entered the private rental market, and at time when they are unlikely to be aware of their rights. Students are also likely to experience excessive rents and unfair estate agent charges.

 

The Assembly therefore calls on the Mayor to pay particular attention to the needs of students in his housing policies, with particular reference to ensuring that they are protected from bad landlords, including a campaign working with universities and college authorities and student unions, to ensure students are aware of their rights as tenants and how to enforce them.”