News from Len Duvall OBE: Rogue Landlord Checker
Responding to the announcement today that all London boroughs have now signed-up to the Mayor’s rogue landlord checker, Len Duvall, Assembly Member for Greenwich & Lewisham said:
“Private renters in Greenwich & Lewisham will benefit from the transparency the register provides.
“We know that the vast majority of landlords are decent. Sadly, there remains a small minority who take advantage of those desperate for a roof over their heads. It is only right that those who have behaved badly are named and shamed.
“Once again the Mayor is ahead of the government, whose national database is not available to the public. But the Mayor's powers are limited and he needs the government to act to give him the power to make further improvements for London renters, such as introducing longer tenancies and scrapping 'no fault' eviction.
“Everyone deserves a decent home and that's why I'm glad the Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham have got behind this register. It's a message to rogue landlords that their time is up.”