Landlords in London

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to your response to Q. 2168 / 2012, how successful has your scheme to incentivise landlords by paying Local Housing Allowance direct to those who lower their rents to an affordable level been? How many landlords have lowered their rent?


Answer for Landlords in London

Answer for Landlords in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

According to the recently published initial findings of the DWP's independent evaluation of the impact of the changes to Local Housing Allowance (LHA), 11 per cent of London LHA landlords stated that they had already reduced rents for tenants in exchange for direct payments and a further 16 per cent said they would consider doing so.