Landlords in London (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-07-04
Session date: 
July 4, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2168
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

New research has said landlords are more likely to evict tenants or not renew tenancy agreements than landlords in other parts of the country as a result of housing benefit changes. You have been vocal about people moving out of London because of these changes but how do you suggest landlords can be convinced to lower rents?

Answer

Answer for Landlords in London (1)

Answer for Landlords in London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

One of the transitional arrangements that I negotiated with government was to incentivise landlords by paying Local Housing Allowance direct to those who lower their rents to an affordable level.